When Was a Postage Stamp 37 Cents?


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The postage stamp rate was 37 cents for the first ounce of mail from June 30, 2002, until Jan. 7, 2006. The stamp featured either a flag or antique toy on it when it was 37 cents.

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Prior to stamps being 37 cents they cost 34 cents. Stamps were 34 cents from Jan. 7, 2001, to June 30, 2002. The lowest fee ever charged for a stamp was just 2 cents. Stamps cost 2 cents from 1885 to 1917 and again in 1919. The price of a postage stamp was only lowered one time, from 1918 to 1919. On Jan. 26, 2014, the cost of a stamp increased to 49 cents.

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