News Item: The price of a one-ounce first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents on May 11, the U.S. Postal Service said.
Anticipating the jump, yours truly, back in March:
The letter rate is scheduled to go from 42 to 44 cents in May, so I had basically two options: find some 5-cent stamps and use up the 39s then, or find some 3-cent stamps and use them up now.
And so it came to pass that I ordered a sheet of twenty 3s from the US Postal Service’s online store, and over the next several weeks I paired off a 3 with a 39 on every one-ounce letter I sent.
With the deadline one week away, I have now exhausted my supply of 39s, although they were 18 to the sheet and therefore I still have two 3s left: it’s the old hot dog vs. buns controversy, albeit flatter. Perhaps aware of this hey, it could happen the USPS store is now packing twenty Forever Stamps to a sheet. (I ordered two sheets along with the 3-centers, to save, um, postage.)