Stamp prices to go down two cents

WASHINGTON (WCMH) — For the first time in 97 years, the price of a first class stamp is going to get a little cheaper.

The cost of mailing a one ounce letter will drop two-cents from 49 to 47 cents. Commercial prices will also decrease.

Postcard stamp prices will also drop by a penny to 34 cents, and international stamps will cost $1.15, down from $1.20.

The price drop is part of a pre-arranged agreement with Congress, CNN Money reports. Back in 2014, the Post Office got to increase the price of stamps by 3 cents to give it an income boost. The agreement was for two years only.

The last time stamp prices went down was in July 1919, when first-class stamp prices dropped from 3 cents to 2 cents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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