Historic Prices of U.S. Postage Stamps
Statistic Verification
Source: United States Postal Service
Research Date: 9.5.2012
Officially sanctioned mail service began in 1692 when King William III granted to an English nobleman a delivery “patent” that included the exclusive right to establish and collect a formal postal tax on official documents of all kinds. Banjamin Franklin and William Goddard were the architects for the postal service we know today.
Historic U.S. Postage Stamp Prices Cost of a Stamp
January 22, 2012 $0.45
May 11, 2009 0.44
May 12, 2008 0.42
May 14, 2007 0.41
January 8, 2006 0.39
June 30, 2002 0.37
July 1, 2001 0.34
January 7, 2001 0.34
January 10, 1999 0.33
January 1, 1995 0.32
February 3, 1991 0.29
April 3, 1988 0.25
February 17, 1985 0.22
November 1, 1981 0.20
March 22, 1981 0.18
March 29, 1978 0.15
December 31, 1975 0.13
March 2, 1974 0.10
May 16, 1971 0.08
January 7, 1968 0.05
August 1, 1958 0.04
July 6, 1932 0.03
July 1, 1885 0.02
March 3, 1863 0.06 (.03 per half ounce)
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