Stamp price increased to 25 cents

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Apr 6, 2013

 

50 years ago, 1963: An illegal entry discovered at the Elks Lodge Hall on Adams Street was under investigation. Drawers had been ransacked, but only three six-packs of soda pop were missing. Cash, candy, snacks and cigars were not disturbed. Police were investigating. 

25 years ago, 1988: U.S. Postal Service raised their rates, effective Easter Sunday. The cost to mail a first-class letter increased from 22 center to a quarter, and a postcard went from 14 cents to 15 cents.

10 years ago, 2003: For the 13th consecutive year, Sandusky was named as a Tree City U.S.A. by the National Arbor Day Foundation. To become a Tree City, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; a comprehensive community forestry program; and an Arbor Day observance.

Comments

Eph 2 8-10

I remember penny postcards and 3 cents first class mail......

Factitious

From .22 to .25 is nearly a 14% increase. Must have been to pay for all those new post offices with Ronald Reagan's name on the plaques. The increases since annualize to about 2.6%

pavedparadise

I bought 2500 anytime stamps 15 years ago. Cha-Ching

Katelih-Trailer...

Lol..Good thinking ! Do you remember how much you paid for them? I'm just curious, that's all.

pavedparadise

33c each

Factitious

Congrats, you've been earning 2.2% on your investment. Better than a savings account these days.

Another way of looking at it is that the post office borrowed money from you at 2.2%

Football Fan 44089

If stamps went up with the rate of inflation, then we'd be paying 49 cents now as opposed to 46 cents.