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Added 9/5/2015: The current postage rates are listed on the USPS web site. Beginning Sunday [4/10/2016], the price of a first-class stamp drops two cents, to 47 cents.
Forced Price Reduction to Worsen USPS Financial Condition by Billion Per Year.
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If you've been stocking up on Forever stamps since the last price hike at the beginning of 2014, we have some bad news: those the price of first-class stamps will fall by 2¢ down to 47¢ this weekend. The original price hike for letters back in 2014 was actually a surcharge enacted to help the postal service's cash flow, and the PRC ordered that the postal service roll back that surcharge. Postal Service Reduces Postage Rates for Regular Mail. Small businesses have become conditioned to hearing about postage rates going up.
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Postage rates: My father — a freelance bookkeeper for many years — kept a list like this, and I made a copy of his list sometime in the 1970's, and then kept updating it myself every time there was a rate increase. Links to the US Postal Service web site are constantly changing, so there may be a number of broken links below. History of post card rates came from the US Postal Rate Commission, which has this to say about post card rates: "The post card rate has remained at 20 cents since 1995.
That might perhaps causing slight annoyance for consumers, but will hurt the U. The Postmaster General estimates that the price cuts for domestic and international letters will cost the USPS billion per year. But, in a move called "historic" certain postage rates are being reduced.
The biggest news is that First-class mail will go down by two cents.