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How Much Does A Post Card Stamp Cost

As of January 22, 2017 the price for sending a post card remains at $0.34. The same amount effective April 10, 2016 when the rate for sending dropped to $0.34, from $0.35.

The January `017 date is the same as for other rate announcements, including that for certain postage stamp prices. The `016 thirty-five cent rate mentioned was actually an uptick for postcards that occurred May 31st, 2015, amounting to a one cent hike at the time.

Former to this, a rate was set January `014 when the charge increased $.01 to its $0.34.

Tracing further, as of late Jan `013 the rate for sending cards experienced a $.01 increase to $0.33. During 2012, the stamp for a post card went from the 2011 fee of $0.29, up an amount three pennies to total 32 cents.

Specifically this is for: a card having dimensions between:

3 1/2" x 5" x .007" thick
4 1/4" x 6" x .016" thick

To send a postcard to an international destination the rate is $1.20, up from $1.15 as of the May `015 date.

As of Jan `014 large postcards rose 3 cents to $0.49, up from $0.46 to mail. These have maximum dimensions of 11 1/2" x 6 1/8" and can measure up to 1/4" thick.

Postcards are a great way to save over the price of first class letters. They may work particularly well for announcements, easily accessible hello's, short messages and also for sending many at a time. They go without the risk of "lick and stick" envelopes.

You can even make your own custom inexpensive cards from 4"x6" photos, writing the destination address and placing the stamp right on the photo paper that it's printed on.

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