The days of the 46-cent letter stamp are drawing to a close: Jan. 26, the United States Postal Service is raising stamp prices to 49 cents, up 3 cents from the current price.
A book of first-class one-ounce stamps will now cost $9.80. Forever Stamps purchased before the increase will still be valid for all one-ounce letters.
The changes, proposed in September, are intended to generate $2 billion in revenue for the postal service.
Below is the breakdown of all single-piece First Class Mail pricing and increases that will go into effect Jan. 26, 2014.
- Letters (1 oz.) — 3-cent increase to 49 cents
- Letters (additional ounces) — 1-cent increase to 21 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) — $1.15
- Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 cents