Stamp price increase approved |

Stamp price increase approved

Susan Wood

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune / The cost of mailing a letter will increase by 2 cents in January.

The Postal Service Board of Governors approved a 2-cent increase to the cost of the first-class stamp effective Jan. 8, Tom Millham of the Main Branch of the Post Office reported Thursday.

A stamp will cost 39 cents.

The Postal Rate Commission had approved the 5.4 percent increase a few weeks ago. Its last increase came about three years ago.

Also next year, a post card will go up 1 cent to 24 cents. Priority mail, at a base rate, will increase to $4.05. Parcel post, 2 pounds, up 22 cents to $4.36. Certified mail has been raised 10 cents to $2.40. Money orders will cost 95 cents, and Express Mail will go for $14.40 – up 75 cents.