According to Stamps.com, the price of stamps increased as of Jan. 26, 2014. The price increase impacted mail classes to include First Class, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.Know More
Stamps.com states that in January 2014, First Class mail service increased by 3 cents. This price increase is for 1-ounce packages. The new rate is 49 cents. Each additional ounce is 21 cents. This is a 1-cent increase over the 2013 rate.
The most notable change is the First Class rate for metered mail. The rate for metered mail applies to both online postage services and postage meters. The First Class rate for metered mail is 48 cents. This is 1 cent less than the standard First Class rate.Learn more about Mail & Shipping
One can determine the value of a stamp by getting an appraisal, according to the American Philatelic Society. Appraisals cost an average of $50 to $100, but cannot be used as a guarantee of the sales price of the stamp in a local market. Stamp dealers also can give a valuation of old stamps; however, the valuation is not certified, while an appraisal is.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 >
Used postage stamps are accepted by some charities as a fundraising tool. They sell the stamps in bulk to collectors and stamp dealers, who in turn sift through them to find valuable or rare editions.Full Answer >
The price of U.S. postage stamps went up to 42 cents on May 12, 2008. This was an increase of one cent from the previous rate. A loss in revenue due to declining mail volume and an increase in fuel prices necessitated the increase.Full Answer >