As of August 2014, the most recent postage rate increase for a one-ounce first-class stamp was implemented on Jan. 26, 2014. The $0.03 increase brought the price up to $0.49.
1863 is the first year the postal service started charging stamp prices by the weight of the letter rather than the miles the letter was to travel to its destination. From that date through August 2014, there have been only 29 changes in the rates for a first class stamp. These include a temporary increase to $0.03 from $0.02 because of World War I. As of August 2014, most increases have occurred infrequently, although the rate increased almost as frequently as once a year from 2006 to 2014.Learn More
The United States Postal Service increased the price of a standard postage stamp to 39 cents on Jan. 8, 2006. The previous rate of 37 cents had been in place since June 30, 2002. The price reflects the cost of sending a first-class letter weighing up to 1 ounce.Full Answer >
According to Pitney Bowes, the new postal rates became effective on Jan. 26, 2014. The biggest change is a new price category created for metered mail. Printing postage on a postage meter affords consumers a 1-cent savings over First Class retail rates.Full Answer >
As of Jan. 26, 2014, U.S. Postal Service stamps for first class letters weighing up to 1 ounce increased from 46 cents to 49 cents in the United States. Each additional ounce for a regular piece of mail adds 21 cents to the postage.Full Answer >
In 1980, a standard United States postage stamp cost 15 cents. Since 1980, a number of stamp price increases have been implemented. As of 2014, first-class postage stamps cost 49 cents.Full Answer >