Stamps prices going up

Last Revised on February 11, 2008

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Mailing a letter will soon cost a penny more The cost of a first-class stamp will rise to 42 cents starting May 12.

The price for Forever stamp will go up at the same time. It will remain good for first-class postage after the rate increase takes effect. The United States post office has sold 5 billion Forever stamps since they were introduced last April and plans to have an additional 5 billion in stock to meet the expected demand before the May price change start to occur.

The charge for other services, such as advertising mail, periodicals, packages special services will also change. The last time the postage rate went up was in May, 2007, with a first-class stamp jumping 2 cents to the current 41-cent rate.

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One Response to “Stamps prices going up”

  1. Rays Says:
    July 21st, 2012 at 12:40 am

    You may have to ask for them at the Post Office. The Office introduces many secaipl editions and makes a lot of money from collectors, but it doesn’t always offer these designs for everday use. At Christmas there was a tasteless looking stamp based on a well-known animated film character (the films themselves are excellent) and this is what was sold to you if you asked for some Christmas stamps. This was the stamp I was ashamed to put on overseas letters. There were also Christmas stamps showing a beautiful traditional painting, but you would not be offered these unless you asked for them secaiplly; many people did not even know these alternative stamps existed. Demand is sometimes manipulated in this way; a particular product is not shown or offered and then it may be claimed there is no demand for that type of design. Modern designers sometimes seem to be afraid to compete with traditional design on an equal basis.

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