The size of a standard U.S. postage stamp varies slightly, depending on whether the stamp is printed as part of a booklet or a roll. The Four Flags Forever stamp, printed as a booklet of 20 and issued in 2012, measures 0.87 inches wide by 0.98 inches high.
The stamp dimensions include the border around the edge of the stamp. Stamps issued on a roll are sometimes more narrow than those that are part of a booklet. The U.S. Postal Service uses multiple printers to produce stamps, and each printer produces a slightly different size. The difference in size is minute, usually less than a millimeter.Learn More
A first-class postage stamp in 1980 cost 15 cents, according to the United States Postal Service. This price was effective from May 29, 1978, until the rate increased to 18 cents on March 22, 1981.Full Answer >
As of June 2014, the base rate of a U.S. first-class postage stamp is 49 cents. This rate applies to standard-sized mailings weighing 1 ounce or less. Twenty-one cents is added for each additional ounce.Full Answer >
The cost of a postage stamp today is 49 cents. This is a 3 cent rate increase from 2013. The rate was increased as of Jan. 26, 2014.Full Answer >
The typical size of a United States postage stamp is .87 inches by 98 inches when printed as part of a booklet. The size of a stamp can vary if it is produced as part of a roll or as a commemorative piece.Full Answer >