What is the U.S. postage rate for a post card?


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As of January 27th, 2015, the U.S. postage rate for a postcard is 34 cents. Since the postal service was formed in 1971, stamp prices have generally stayed consistent with the 4.2 percent average annual rate of inflation.

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Current U.S. postage rates for First Class mail include 49 cents for one ounce letters domestically, and $1.15 for one ounce letters to all international destinations. The letter rate increased by three cents in 2014 over the previous postage rate. Increases in postage prices are a last resort reflecting extreme financial challenges to the USPS, according to Board of Governors of the Postal Service Chairman Mickey Barnett.

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