USPS Price Increase Effective January 26, 2014

Here’s a quick reminder that the US Postal Service is increasing the price of a First Class stamp from 46 cents to 49 cents on January 26, 2014. I wouldn’t buy Forever stamps as an “investment”, but if you plan on using a lot of stamps in the next year or so you’ll save 6.5% if you buy in the next couple of days. My bills are all paid online besides my property tax, but I still go through a decent amount of stamps with holiday cards and baby-related announcements.

Here’s a chart from Wikipedia tracking the historical nominal (face value) of a stamp along with the inflation-adjusted value.


  1. Thanks for the reminder, I just bought a booklet. The last booklet I bought was 2 years ago and I’m almost out.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up – we just picked up a book at Costco.

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