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The Price of a Stamp Just Took a Big Jump

USPS prices changed on Sunday

(Newser) - It no longer costs 50 cents to mail a letter. On Sunday, the USPS raised the price of Forever stamps to 55 cents. That 10% increase is the biggest hike the USPS has made when it comes to the cost of mailing a first-class letter since 1991, when the price... More »

An Old Friend Is Headed for a New Stamp

USPS Forever Stamp with Mister Rogers, his King Friday XIII puppet to be unveiled March 23

(Newser) - It's a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood. The US Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children's television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers, and soothing manner. The Forever Stamp will be unveiled March 23 at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio... More »

Price of a Stamp Going Back Down

Court says last year's 3-cent increase can't be permanent

(Newser) - The price of a postage stamp will soon go back down from 49 cents, thanks to a US appeals court. The US Postal Service instituted a 3-cent increase —its biggest in 11 years—in January of last year in an emergency measure, arguing that it had lost billions in... More »

Maya Angelou’s Stamp Has a Glaring Problem

That quote? Not really hers

(Newser) - Maya Angelou is a poet, author, civil rights icon, cultural giant , and as of today the face of the United States Postal Service's latest Forever stamp. What she is not, however, is author of the quote attributed to her that graces the aforementioned stamp, reports the Washington Post . "... More »

All First-Class Stamps to Be Marked 'Forever'

Say goodbye to first-class stamps marked with postage values

(Newser) - No more struggling with one-cent stamps every time the Post Office raises the price of mailing a letter. Beginning in January, all stamps for 1-ounce, first-class mail will simply be marked "forever." Forever Stamps were first issued in 2007 and designed for use regardless of changes in postal... More »

Stamp Price to Hit 42 Cents on Monday

First hike under a new law makes USPS more 'business-like'

(Newser) - There’s a run on the post office today as Americans snap up first class stamps before they cost a penny more on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. If the 42-cent price seems insignificant, just think of Netflix, which sends and receives nearly 2 million parcels a day, and... More »

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