According to the United States Postal Service, in 1991 a first-class postage stamp cost 29 cents. This price was implemented on Feb. 3, 1991 and remained in effect until the rate increased to 32 cents on Jan. 1, 1995.Know More
First-class postage cost 2 cents in 1885. The price fluctuated in subsequent years, but did not exceed 5 cents until 1968. Since the 1960s, postage stamp rates have increased by a few cents every few years.
As of January 2014, a postage stamp costs 49 cents. This marks an increase of 3 cents from the previous price of 46 cents in 2013.Learn more about Mail & Shipping
The price of a stamp for a domestic letter in 1986 was 22 cents. Postage has more than doubled in the 28 years since 1986. In comparison, 28 years prior to 1986, in 1958, the price of stamps rose from 3 cents to 4, the first increase since 1932.Full Answer >
To estimate postage it is necessary to know the destination of the parcel, the zip code from which the parcel is being sent, the zip code for the destination, whether the package contains live animals, if the package requires ground transportation, and whether the parcel will use a flat rate box or the otherwise general shape of the parcel.Full Answer >
Cancelled stamps may be sent to the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Notre Dame, Ind. The Roman Catholic ministry prefers lightly cancelled stamps free of cuts, stains and tears with perforations still intact.Full Answer >
In general, letters with insufficient postage are returned to the sender with a notification to add additional postage. In some cases, mail may be delivered with insufficient postage, but not often.Full Answer >