Cost of USPS Forever Stamps to Go Up Today


The cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter will jump from 47 cents to 49 cents today, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The last increase was in January 2014, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Postcards, letters mailed to other countries and heavier letters aren’t affected. The word “Forever” refers to when it can be put on an envelope not how long its cost will remain unchanged.

Forever stamps were first introduced in April 2007 and within four years, all first-class one-ounce stamps became Forever stamps, except those sold in coils of 500, 3,000 and 10,000, according to the USPS Web site. The Forever stamp had previously cost 49 cents, but the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices in April, the first time in 97 years.



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