What & when were the last 10 postage stamp increases?

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Betty Brenner Posted

What & when were the last 10 postage stamp increases?

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1.   46 to 49 cents 1/26/14

2.   45 to 46 cents 1/27/13

3.   44 to 45 cents 1/22/12

4.   42 to 44 cents 1/11/09

5.   41 to 42 cents 5/12/08

6.   39 to 41 cents 5/14/07 – shape based pricing and Forever stamps introduced,                                                      different price for letters and packages for first time

7.   37 to 39 cents 1/08/06 – Lady Liberty Flag stamp

8.   34 to 37 cents 6/30/02 – Flag and antique toy stamps

9.   33 to 34 cents 1/07/01 – nondenominational stamps

10. 32 to 33 cents 1/10/99 – H satamp

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Initial United States postage rates were set by Congress as part of the Postal Services Act signed into law by President George Washington on February 20, 1792. The postal rate varied according to “distance zone”, the distance a letter was to be carried from the post office where it entered the mail to its final destination. Rates were adopted in 1847 for mail to or from the Pacific Coast and in 1848 for mail sent from one place in the west to another place in the west. There were double and triple rates as a letter’s size increased. There were ship fees which were also added (i.e. mail to Hawaii). The ship fee, including the ship rate on letters for delivery at the port of entry, were on a per letter basis, rather than weight. The United States issued its first postage stamps in 1847. Before that time, the rates, dates and origin of the letter were written by hand or sometimes in combination with a handstamp device

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Jo Gaillard

1/22/2017-increase to 0.49
4/10/2016-0.47
5/31/2015-0.49
1/26/2014-0.49
1/27/2013-0.46
1/22/2012-0.45
4/17/2011-0.44
5/11/2009-0.44
5/12/2008-0.42
5/14/2007-0.41

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_United_States_postage_rates