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How Much Does A Post Card Stamp Cost

Along with certain other proposed rate increases, including that for certain postage stamp prices, plans to tick up the cost of sending postcards by the U.S.P.S went into effect May 31st, 2015. As of that date, the fee for sending a postcard First-Class went to $0.35 from one cent lower.

The former rate was set January `014 when the charge increased $.01 to its $0.34.

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

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 same 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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