Frugal Francis

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Picture of a Forever Stamp

Picture of a Forever Stamp

Snail Mail is a term commonly associated with regular postal service in the United States. Since the adaption of email, people have assigned this nickname to standard postal service as it is viewed as a much slower form of communication than our typical electronic mail messages.

From 1863 to 1932, the cost of a postage stamp fluctuated between 2 and 3 cents. In 1963, the cost per postage stamp was 4 cents, and by 1974, postal customers were paying 10 cents per stamp.

From 1975 to 1995 the stamp climbed from 10 cents up to 32 cents. And throughout the next 11 years, stamp prices climbed to 39 cents in 2006. Once again, the price of stamps went up to 41 cents in 2007, 42 cents in 2008.

Today the cost per postage stamp is 44 cents. If I were a betting man, I’d say the next time the price changes it will certainly be going up.

Postage Stamp Price Chart

Postage Stamp Price Chart

What is the moral of the story?

The prices of postage stamps have been going up for over the last 75 years, and with today’s economic conditions, I could not imagine the price of stamps dropping anytime soon.

The best way to save money with postage stamps is to purchase Forever Stamps. Forever Stamps are stamps issued by the US Postal Service that will always work regardless of fluctuation in the cost of stamps. So if you know that you will need postage stamps for the next five, ten or twenty years, then it certainly can’t hurt to load up on a boatload of stamps today to secure your pricing at 44 cents.

Please visit your local US postal office for more information regarding Forever Stamps.

Or check out this link from the US postal Services website:
USPS Forever Stamps