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Postal Rates

This page is intended as a guide not the final word on USPS or other entity Postal rates.
Always consult the USPS current price guide which can be found in the Postal Bulletins.

Rate increase effective 22 January 2012.

Single-piece, 1-ounce First-Class Mail letters will increase $0.01, to $0.45 (additional ounces remain at $0.20). The price for mailing a First-Class Mail postcard will increase $0.03 to $0.32, and the cost of stamped postcards will increase $0.03 to $0.35.
USPS Postal Bulletin PB22325

U.S. POSTAGE TO INCREASE. It was announced this past week that the price of the first-class stamp will go to 45 cents starting on January 22nd, 2012 (the first increase in more than two years). The cost to mail a postcard will go up three cents to 32 cents, letters to Canada or Mexico will increase five cents to 85 cents, and letters to other international locations will increase seven cents to 1.05 USDs. Reason given for the increase: "The Postal Service is facing a financial crisis because mail volumes have declined as more people use electronic mail or the services of private sector competitors such as FedEx and United Parcel Service. For more info, go to: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2011/pr11_factsht_pricechng_1018.pdf

CANADA - Postage Rates to Increase in 2012 -
Effective 16 January 2012, Canada Post will increase the price of postage stamps
for domestic, U.S.A. and International mail.
The following will be the new letter mail rates for up to 30g:
Postage within Canada will become $0.61 + 13% tax = $0.69 CDN
Postage to the U.S.A. will become $1.05 + 13% tax = $1.19 CDN
Postage to International destinations $1.80 + 13% tax = $2.03 CDN
Note: The tax can vary from Province to Province depending on their tax schedule. The above rates are for the Province of Ontario.
USPS sells IRC online  
How to redeem an IRC
Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service
International Mail Manual
January 2, 2011
PSN 7610-02-000-9904
about IRC's
U.S. Postal Rates - Domestic and International
And Canada-to-US
Foreign Postage Rates
Small expired IRC still good? Take a look at Postal Bulletin 22215 on changes on IRC redemption on small expired IRC's.

* Redeem Those Soon-to-Expire International Reply Coupons: If you have old US-issued International Reply Coupons (IRCs), they can still be redeemed, but you need to do it very soon. IRCs issued prior to 2002 (the old small ones) can be redeemed for one penny less than the issue (stamped) price, and must be redeemed by October 10. IRCs with an expiration date of December 31, 2006 can also be redeemed for one penny less than the issue price; these must be submitted to the post office by September 1, 2008. All non-US stamped IRCs issued prior to December 31, 2006 are non-redeemable. For more information, please refer to pages 28 and 57 in US Postal Bulletin 22215 , dated September 13, 2007. Thanks to "The Daily DX" for this information.

The History of Postage Rates in the United States  
How to Exchange your IRC (IMM Issue 36, 381 International Reply Coupons)

2010-2013 Nairobi IRC

USPS rate increase 11 May 2009

USPS rate increase 2008.05.12

IRC Rate Increase 2007.05.14