Postal Rates Increase

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Mailing a letter is getting a little more expensive.

The price of a First-Class stamp is rising $0.03 Monday to $0.37.
That's for the first ounce. The cost of each additional ounce remains at $0.23.

Other rates are going up as well. The cost of mailing a postcard goes up $0.02, to $0.23, while priority mail goes up to $3.85 a pound.

Express mail will now cost $13.65 for eight ounces.

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U.S. Post Office Postal Increases for a First-Class stamp

  • September 14, 1975: $0.10

  • December 31, 1975: $0.13

  • May 29, 1978: $0.15

  • March 22, 1981 $0.18

  • November 1, 1981: $0.20

  • February 17, 1985: $0.22

  • April 3, 1988: $0.25

  • February 3, 1991: $0.29

  • January 1, 1995: $0.32

  • January 10, 1999: $0.33

  • January 8, 2001: $0.34

  • July 1, 2002 $0.37

Source: United States Post Office Contributed to this report


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