Linn’s Stamp News correspondent Bill McAllister reports that the US Postal Service isn’t exactly going out of its way to remind retail customers that it’s increasing the price of “forever” stamps:
The 49¢ first-class stamp returns to the nation’s post offices Jan. 22.
So do a number of other price changes that are well-known to the mailing industry, but perhaps unknown to the general public.
The USPS did issue an “industry alert” advising commercial mailers of the coming changes.
When asked why the Postal Service did not issue a news release on the upcoming changes, postal spokeswoman Katina Fields told Linn’s: “I can’t speak for the PRC, but it has been our practice over the past few years to only send out a release when we file with the PRC our proposed annual price changes.”