Stamps Going Up a Penny
It will cost 45 cents to mail a first-class letter in January
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2011 3:33 PM CDT
These are going up a penny next year, to 45 cents.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Given the dire financial straits of the Postal Service, this shouldn't be a huge surprise: The price of a stamp is going up a penny to 45 cents in January, reports the Washington Post. The first hike in more than two years is expected to pull in an extra $888 million in revenue, says the USPS. Postcards are going up 3 cents to 32 cents, though Express Mail and Priority Mail won't change. International letters will go up 7 cents to $1.05, except for Canada and Mexico letters, which will cost 85 cents.

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Oct 18, 2011 9:31 PM CDT
Congress screwed the USPS and now we will get screwed indirectly.
Oct 18, 2011 6:58 PM CDT
Why don't they just raise it to 50 cents? Who cares about six cents? Less junk mail.
Oct 18, 2011 5:20 PM CDT
I purchased 30 Forever stamps when they first came out and am holding on to them as tax-free investment which should even escape a 9-9-9 capital gain or sales tax.