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.
The fee for a flat large envelope up to 1 ounce went from 92 cents to 98 cents as of the Jan. 26, 2014, changes. The USPS introduced a new metered mail rate for companies that use postage meters. The rate was set at 48 cents. The rate for regular postcards increased from 33 cents to 34 cents.Learn More
The United States Postal Service notes that franked mail is official mail of a U.S. Congress member or government representative that can be sent without postage. The mail has a signature, a copy of a signature or an agreed-upon symbol that identifies the sender.Full Answer >
Postage stamps for domestic mail in 1967 were five cents per ounce. Stamps for cards and postcards were only four cents. These prices had been in effect since Jan. 7, 1963.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, First-Class postage for a single piece of mail weighing 1 ounce or less is 49 cents for a stamped letter-size envelope, 98 cents for a large flat envelope and $2.32 for a parcel. The price increases according to the weight of the envelope or parcel.Full Answer >
Monetary values were removed from some British postal stamps in 1989 in order to minimize disruption to individuals and retailers when postal rates changed. Such stamps always provide the same level of service, such as first-class post, regardless of any future price increase, according to GBStamps.com.Full Answer >