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U.S. Postal Service mailing rate increase starts January 8th

January 5th, 2006

U.S. Postal Service mailing rate increase starts January 8th

39 cent Lady Liberty Stamp

The new mailing rate increase will be raised from 37 cents up to 39 cents for first class mail and postcards will go up from 23 cents to 24 cents.  The rates were approved back on November 14th for approximately a 5.4 percent increase.

If your mail is over 1 ounce the rate was 60 cents and now is 63 cents.  Priority mail has increased as well with 1 pound that was $3.85 is now going to be $4.05.  The Priority mail flat rate box was $7.70 and will be $8.10.  Many other rates have increased included delivery confirmation services, as well as the cost to purchase a Postal money order. 

The U.S. Postal Service is not the only rate raise.  Fedex has increased their ground shipping rates starting on January 1st; UPS will likely increase their rates soon too.  One potential cause to the price increase may be related to higher fuel costs. 


Don’t forget to make note of the rate change when mailing your bills out next week.  You can purchase 2 cent make up stamps from the post office which have pictures Navaho jewelry.  The 39 cent stamp that is available now is Lady Liberty with Flag.  The commemorative series called Picture Book Animals from favorite childhood picture books including “Curious George”, Eric Carles’ “The Very Hungry Catepillar”, Maurice Sendak’s  “Where the Wild Things Are”, “Olivia”, Wilbur from “Charlottes Web”, Dr. Seuss’s “Fox in Socks”, “Maisy” and Leo Lionni’s “Frederick” will be available on January 9th.  You can order stamps through the mail, on the internet, as well as a visit to your local post office.



Mailing rates changing


Jan. 8

First-Class Mail Letter (1 oz.)



First-Class Mail Letter (2 oz.)






Priority Mail (1 lb.) and Flat Rate Envelope



Priority Mail Flat Rate Box



Express Mail (1/2 lb.) and Flat Rate Envelope



Express Mail (over 1/2 lb., up to 2 lb.)



Service Fees changing


Jan. 8

Certified Mail



Return Receipt (Original Signature)



Return Receipt (Electronic)



Delivery Confirmation Retail (Priority Mail)



Delivery Confirmation Retail (First-Class Mail Parcels)



Premium Forwarding Service (Weekly Fee)



Money Orders (Up to $500)




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By Nicole Wilson
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