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# How many sheets of paper can be mailed with just one postage stamp?

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The number of sheets of paper that can be sent using a single First-Class postage stamp depends on how thick the paper is. For normal-weight writing paper, such as 20-pound paper, about six sheets can be mailed.

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Up to 1 ounce can be mailed by First-Class Mail in a regular-size envelope for the price of a stamp, which is 49 cents as of May 2014. Thick paper, such as art paper, is heavier and reduces the number of sheets contained in an ounce, thus lowering the number of sheets that can be sent with one stamp. If the mailing exceeds 1 ounce by even a fraction, then additional postage is required in the amount of 21 cents per additional ounce, up to the maximum letter weight of 3.5 ounces.

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A standard first-class mail stamp provides accurate postage for domestic letters weighing no more than 1 ounce. Various factors may influence the overall weight of a package, including the weight of the paper inside and the size of the envelope used for mailing.

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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.

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The cost of a first-class postage stamp was \$0.05 in 1963. Adjusting for inflation, this price would equal \$0.38 in 2012 dollars, which was 7.5 cents cheaper than the actual price of a stamp purchased in 2012.