USPS Postage Increase

February 11, 2008

WTVM (Columbus, GA) --

Starting May 12, 2008, postage for first class mail will increase by one cent. Stamps will cost $0.42 each. However,USPS officials say they plan to honor the old, $0.41 "Forever" stamps, as well. The price change reflects current inflation rates.

Other rate changes will include:

Post Card: up $0.01, to $0.27

Large Envelope (2 ounces): up $0.03, to $1.00

Certified Mail: up $0.05, to $2.70

1st Class, to Canada or Mexico: up $0.03, to $0.72

1st Class, to other country: up $0.04, to $0.94