Maryland Blogger: Postage Increase Effective Today

Postage Increase Effective Today

Postage Increase Effective Today


The First-Class Mail Forever stamp price increase takes effect today, January 27, 2019. The price of Forever stamps is increasing by 10 percent, 50 cents to 55 cents.  NBC reports that the change is the biggest jump in the history of the USPS.

Although the price is increasing, old Forever stamps remain valid for mailing a letter regardless of how much the price changes.



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Comment balloon 12 commentsRoy Kelley • January 27 2019 06:30PM


Yes, that's right. We still have a good supply, so we didn't purchase any yesterday. Have a great Sunday. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago


Yes we knew, and I still have a bunch of Santa Claus stamps from December.  Enjoy your Sunday.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

I bought 2 rolls yesterday.  Worth spending the extra for now

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 1 year ago

Somehow, I missed hearing about this latest increase!  I did buy quite a few Forever stamps a couple weeks ago.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Thanks, we have about $250 worth of stamps and we don't mail much so we are set.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

And yet I still get more junkmail then anything else. Rate hike be damned!

Posted by Suzanne Strickler, School is never out for the Successful. (Realty Mark Associates) over 1 year ago

Hello Roy, I got my extra stamps last week, just glad post card stamps did not go up.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 1 year ago

Roy what a great reminder, I could have sworn they increased it a couple months ago too... not sure the service improved since, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

A sizeable increase, Roy Kelley ... but when marketing with postcards, I still feel it's a bargain.  Appreciate the reminder,


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 1 year ago

This adds to our marketing budget since we mail hundreds of pieces monthly...that's's soooo worth it !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

Thanks for the reminder.  Good thing I stocked up already.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

I stocked up with forever stamps last week, so I saved a little money on future stamp use.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago