Beginning January 22, 2012, it will cost an extra penny to mail letters to any location in the United States, the first price change for First-Class Mail stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years.
Among the price changes filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission are:
Letters (1 oz.) – one-cent increase to 45 cents
Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents
Postcards – three-cent increase to 32 cents
Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – five-cent increase to 85 cents.
Letters to other international destinations – seven-cent increase to $1.05
Prices also will change for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. Express Mail and Priority Mail prices are not affected at this time.
More information on the new pricing is available at the USPS website.