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By Cyd Lass
Staff Intern 

Postal rate increases take place Sunday

 

January 23, 2019



WORLAND – This Sunday, national postal rates will see some of the largest increases ever.

Prices will see an all-time high of 55 cents for the first ounce of a letter, increasing 5 cents from 2018 prices. Additional letter ounces will decrease from 21 cents to 15. Outbound international letters remain at $1.15 and postcards remain at 35 cents.

HISTORY

According to their website, the United States Postal Service (USPS) was first founded in 1775 with Benjamin Franklin as their first post master. However, stamps weren’t issued until 1847 by Rowland Hill and John Gault. Prepayment of post...



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