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How Much Does A Post Card Stamp Cost

On January 21st, 2024 a postcard will cost $0.53 to send. That's a 2 cent bump over the price set July 9, 2023 ($0.51).

[ A current date that also revises the stamp price. ]

Brief History:
$0.48 (January 22, 2023)
$0.44 (July 10, 2022)
$0.40 (August 2021)
$0.36 (January 24, 2021)

Specifically having card dimensions between:

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

Large postcards have maximum dimensions of 11 1/2" x 6 1/8" and can measure to 1/4" thick, cost the $.68 stamp fee to send - the same as sending first class.

Cards destined international cost $1.55 as of the same date.

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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