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# How many sheets of paper can be mailed with just one postage stamp?

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The number of sheets of paper that can be sent using a single First-Class postage stamp depends on how thick the paper is. For normal-weight writing paper, such as 20-pound paper, about six sheets can be mailed.

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Up to 1 ounce can be mailed by First-Class Mail in a regular-size envelope for the price of a stamp, which is 49 cents as of May 2014. Thick paper, such as art paper, is heavier and reduces the number of sheets contained in an ounce, thus lowering the number of sheets that can be sent with one stamp. If the mailing exceeds 1 ounce by even a fraction, then additional postage is required in the amount of 21 cents per additional ounce, up to the maximum letter weight of 3.5 ounces.

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One first-class postage stamp is sufficient to mail three sheets of 20-pound bond paper plus a number 10 business-size envelope. This letter weighs almost 1 ounce, assuming the paper is no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

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As of July 2014, sending a standard-sized letter weighing 1 ounce or less requires one 49-cent First Class postage stamp. This is the cost of sending a letter from within the United States to a recipient who is also located in the United States.

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The cost of a first-class postage stamp was \$0.05 in 1963. Adjusting for inflation, this price would equal \$0.38 in 2012 dollars, which was 7.5 cents cheaper than the actual price of a stamp purchased in 2012.