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First-class stamps jump 2 cents today

May 14, 2007

It will cost a bit more to mail letters and parcels starting today. A first-class letter will go up 2 cents to 41 cents. But there is also some good news — folks will be able to buy “forever” stamps that remain valid regardless of any future increase.

For most people, the first-class rate has the greatest impact, covering cards and letters.

While the first-class rate will rise from 39 cents to 41 cents for the first ounce, people sending heavier letters — such as wedding invitations — will see a reduction in the price. That’s because each additional ounce will cost just 17 cents, down from the current 24 cents. That means a two-ounce letter will cost 58 cents to mail, compared with 63 cents now.

The first forever stamps are selling for 41 cents apiece, but they won’t have a price printed on them and will remain valid for sending a letter regardless of future increases.

But that doesn’t mean the price won’t go up. If rates were to increase to 45 cents, that’s what a forever stamp would sell for. Stamps purchased at a lower cost could still be used without adding extra postage.

How to get or buy the Deafread stamp? I don’t sell it but you can customize your stamp at Yahoo Photo. Why did you make one like this? Because I feel like. 😉

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  1. May 14, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Nice! If I weren’t so lazy I’d do it too, but alas, I am!

    Dennis

  2. Edna
    May 14, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    this picture of sign languages seems ” Whatever!” I wonder why everyone is upset that the stamp jump 2 cents today since the gas is out of control for raising up and up so far than stamp only 2 cents. I am glad that the Postal Service had to raise the stamp 2 cents because they need to pay for gasoline for carrier or mail handler to send mails to each of houses. Bless these Postal Service employees to serve you all.

  3. Anonymous
    May 14, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    This logo sucks. You can make it better than these Deafread logo.

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