The price of a first class U.S. Postage Stamp will increase on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 46 to 49 cents. Postcard postage rates will also increase from 33 to 34 cents.
Customers can still buy the U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamps at the 46 cent postal rate until Saturday, January 26, 2014, and continue to use the Forever Stamps after the 2014 U.S. stamp cost increase.
Including the 2014 hike, the cost of a U.S. first class stamp will have increased by 25 percent since 2006 when it was 39 cents, 3 cents above the official Consumer Price Index inflation rate for the same time period.