The cost of mailing letters and packages goes up Monday.
Perhaps most noticable: The 39-cent stamp used on a letter must be accompanied by a 2-cent stamp or your mail won't be sent.
Other rate increase sinclude:
First-class two-ounce letter, 58 cents.
Postcard, 26 cents.
1 lb. priority mail, $4.60.
Priority mail flat-rate box, $8.95
Express mail (1/2 pound), $16.25
One pound express mail, $19.50
Two-pound express mail, $21.40
U.S. Postal Service fees also will increase:
Certified mail, $2.65
Delivery confirmation (priority), 65 cents
Delivery confirmation for first-class parcels, 75 cents
Return receipt (original signature), $2.15
Electronic return receipt, 85 cents
Money orders (up to $500), $1.05
New stamps are available at the post office, or can be ordered online at www.usps.com, or by phone, 800-782-6724.