How much did it cost to mail a letter in 2008?

How much did it cost to mail a letter in 2008?

United States domestic first class & postcard rates, 1863–present (USD)

Date Introduced Letters (for first ounce) Packages (for first ounce)
May 12, 2008 .42 1.17
May 11, 2009 .44 1.22
April 17, 2011 .44 1.71 (3 oz)
January 22, 2012 .45 1.95 (3 oz)

How much were stamps in 2008?

Rates for Domestic Letters Since 1863

Effective Date Postage in Cents, per Ounce [1]
January 8, 2006 39
May 14, 2007 41
May 12, 2008 42
May 11, 2009 44

How much did a stamp cost in 2007?

The first Forever stamp was issued in 2007 for 41 cents.

When did the price of stamps go up to 55 cents?

The last time we had an increase in stamp prices was in January of 2019. Stamps went from 50-cents to 55-cents.

When did forever stamps start?

April 2007
The first Forever Stamp went on sale in April 2007 and it featured an image of the Liberty Bell. In 2011, all first-class one ounce stamps became forever stamps with the exception of stamps in coils of 500, 3,000, and 10,000.

What year was postage 1 cent?

Relief for mailers and Post Offices alike came on May 19, 1898, when Congress approved a special one-cent rate for postcards — the same rate in effect for postal cards — beginning July 1, 1898.

Is a 37 cent stamp still good?

Short answer: no, they never expire, even though postage rates are increasing in 2020! They are valid forever as long as they can be validated as legitimate postage. This means if you put an old stamp that looks stained and ratty on a letter with tape, it will likely be rejected.

When did postage go up to 58 cents?

August 29, 2021
Remember when they used to be a quarter? Stamps go up 6.9% to 58-cents on August 29, 2021.

When did USPS start Forever stamps?

How much did a stamp cost in 2021?


Summarized Price Changes
First-Class Mail Single-Piece Letters (1 oz.) $0.55 $0.58
First-Class Mail Single-Piece Letters additional ounce $0.20 $0.20 (unchanged)
First-Class Mail Letters (metered 1 oz.) $0.51 $0.53
First-Class Mail Domestic Postcards $0.36 $0.40

Will postage go up in 2021?

2021 USPS® mid-year postage rate change summary. The USPS has approved a mid-year rate increase for letter mail, postcards and flats that will go into effect on August 29, 2021. With new rates, the discount for First-Class Metered Letters (SendPro rate) increases to 5¢ for every First-Class Letter you send.

How much does it cost to mail a 13 oz package?

For each additional ounce, postage includes $0.23 for single-piece rates. For keys and ID devices, add a $0.60 fee. If more than 13 ounces, refer to Retail Priority Mail (see 123). Pieces weighing 1 oz. or less may be subject to a nonmachinable surcharge of $0.12 per piece (see 101.6.4).

What is the per piece rate for marketmail?

Per piece rate for presorted parcels includes residual shape surcharge of $0.23. Per piece rate for ECR parcels includes residual shape surcharge of $0.20. Use this rate for Customized MarketMail pieces. For pieces weighing more than 3.3 ounces, each piece is subject to both a per piece rate and a per pound rate.

How much does it cost to mail a priority mail package?

See your USPS ® sales agent for Commercial Base pricing. See your USPS sales agent for Commercial Plus pricing. Priority Mail ®. From $7.50 at the Post Office. From $7.42 for Commercial Base. From $7.42 for Commercial Plus. Priority Mail Flat Rate ®. $7.75 at the Post Office. $7.55 for Commercial Base.

How much does it cost to mail a 15 pound parcel?

Parcels that weigh less than 15 pounds but measure more than 84 inches in combined length and girth (but not more than 108 inches) are charged the applicable rate for a 15-pound parcel (balloon rate). Up to 13 ounces, refer to Retail First-Class Mail ( 133 ). More than 13 ounces but not more than 1 pound, postage is $4.45.