There is sometimes an unofficial "grace period" of 24 hours or so when the price of a first-class postage stamp is increased. However, any such grace period for the 41-cent stamp expired in 2008, when first-class postage was increased to 42 cents for one ounce.Know More
Stamp prices are traditionally increased on Sundays. Since post offices are closed and most mailboxes are not serviced on Sundays, the U.S. Post Office often grants a grace period for letters posted on the Sunday on which stamp prices go up. By the end of the next day, however, the new postage rates are considered fully in effect.
First-class postage was raised from 41 to 42 cents on May 12, 2008. Any forever stamps that were purchased at the 41-cent price, however, were still valid as first-class postage after the price increase.Learn more about Mail & Shipping
The price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States was last 37 cents on January 7, 2006. This price was first established on June 30, 2002.Full Answer >
The price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States in 1982 was 20 cents. This is the equivalent of 47.6 cents in 2012 dollars; in 2012, the price of a stamp was actually 45 cents. The price of stamps was raised from 18 cents on November 1, 1981.Full Answer >
A person can purchase stamps at the post office or order them online through the U.S. Postal Service. Stamps are also available at select grocery stores and other retail outlets.Full Answer >
Most UPS Stores are closed on Sunday, but self-service UPS Drop Boxes found in more than 40,000 locations throughout the country are available 24 hours a day, every day. There are a few stores that are open, and the UPS website contains a list of them. Still, an open store on Sunday shouldn't be confused with a regular delivery day as UPS does not make deliveries on Sunday.Full Answer >