The United States Postal Service increased the price of a standard postage stamp to 39 cents on Jan. 8, 2006. The previous rate of 37 cents had been in place since June 30, 2002. The price reflects the cost of sending a ...
As of October 2015, the cost of a first-class postage stamp in the United States is 49 cents. This rate applies to standard-size mail that weighs one ounce or less. Letters that weigh more than one ounce cost an addition...
The price of stamps changes when the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service votes to increase rates. This decision is based on the need to fund the department.
In 1987, a First Class postage stamp cost 22 cents, according to the United States Postal Service. This price was effective from Feb. 17, 1985, until the rate increased to 25 cents on April 3, 1988.
A first-class postage stamp in 1980 cost 15 cents, according to the United States Postal Service. This price was effective from May 29, 1978, until the rate increased to 18 cents on March 22, 1981.
The price of a first class postage stamp was raised from 37 cents to 39 cents on Jan. 8, 2006. The change followed the approval of a Postal Rate Commission recommendation to raise prices on all classes of mail approximat...
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States is 49 cents as of June 2014. This rate applies to standard-sized mail weighing 1 ounce or less. Letters weighing more th...