USPS May Raise 1st Class Postage to 50 Cents
According to an article by Alan Farnham, "The U.S. Post Office, facing financial losses of up to $18.2 billion a year by 2015, wants to charge more for postage, more for services, and to suspend Saturday delivery.The 50-cent stamp would represent an 11 percent increase in postal rates."
Franham goes on to say, "The last postal increase occurred late last month, when the cost of mailing a first-class letter rose from 44 cents to 45 cents. Rates also rose for packages, for periodicals, and for a wide variety of services. The law limits USPS increases overall to the rate or inflation, or 2.1 percent a year."
Shown above, 1933 United States #C18 (affectionately known as "The Baby Zeppelin")
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