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Stamp Prices to Rise One Cent This Month

U.S. Postal Service rates are set to change on Jan. 27.

The cost to mail a letter will rise slightly later this month when postal-rate changes go into effect, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Stamp prices will increase one cent, from 45 cents to 46 cents, to mail one-ounce letters, effective Jan. 27. The cost for letters weighing more than one ounce will stay the same, at 20 cents for each additional ounce, an announcement from the postal service says.

Postcard stamps will also see a one-cent increase, from 32 cents to 33 cents. Letters under one ounce mailed anywhere internationally will cost $1.10, the announcement says.

Those looking to save a few cents could stock up on the postal service's Forever stamps (costing 45 cents until the one-cent increase on Jan. 27), which are usable even after stamp prices change.

Buy stamps locally at the Wellesley Square post office, the Wellesley Hills post office, or the Babson Park post office.


Grant Mukaï January 05, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Not all international mail is the same. Canada and Mexico usually are exceptions. I can't imagine that a letter to Canada is going to jump from 85 cents to $1.10.
Grant Mukaï January 05, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Well, according to Reuters, it appears you are right. A letter to Canada is going up by 25 cents. That's quite a hike! I guess when you lose $5.2 billion between last April to June, you don't have many options.


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