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HISTORY OF UNITED STATES POSTAGE RATES
1863 - 2010

Effective Date Postage, in Cents
  Per 1/2 Ounce
July 1, 1863 .03
October 1, 1883 .02
  Per Ounce
July 1, 1885 .02
November 2, 1917 .03
July 1, 1919 .02
July 6, 1932 .03
August 1, 1958 .04
January 7, 1963 .05
January 7, 1968 .06
May 16, 1971 .08
March 2, 1974 .10
December 31, 1975 .13
May 29, 1978 .15
March 22, 1981 .18
November 1, 1981 .20
February 17, 1985 .22
April 3, 1988 .25
February 3, 1991 .29
January 1, 1995 .32
January 10, 1999 .33
January 7, 2001 .34
June 30, 2002 .37
January 8, 2006 .39
May 14, 2007 .41
May 12, 2008 .42
May 11, 2009 .44
 
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