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Cost of postage and fees increase Monday

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Triplicate Staff

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.

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