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Are stamps still 37 cents at present?

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The price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States was last 37 cents on January 7, 2006. This price was first established on June 30, 2002.

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On January 8, 2006, the price of a first class stamp increased to 39 cents. A year later, the postal service released the Forever Postage Stamp. While still costing 39 cents, the new stamp guaranteed not needing to buy additional postage to augment a stamp once the price increased. Instead of being marked with the current monetary value, the Forever Stamp was simply marked first class. While not increased on a predictable schedule, changes in postage prices are directly linked to the rate of inflation.

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