Postage Stamps

  1. What is the price of first-class U.S. postage stamps, and how often has it changed?

    1863: 3 cents (effective Mar 3)
    1883: 2 cents (effective Mar 4)
    1917: 3 cents (effective Nov 3)
    1919: 2 cents (effective Jul 1; dropped back by Congress)
    1932: 3 cents (effective Jul 6)
    1958: 4 cents (effective Aug 1)

    Source: 

    U.S. Postal Service

    Notes: 

    For more information, see the U.S. Postal Service's web page on Postage Rates & Fees.

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