POSTAGE RATES….The following public service announcement is part of the full service blogging here at the Washington Monthly:

On Sunday, first class postage goes up to 39 cents.

This appears to have been something of a stealth increase, but now that you know about it you can educate and amaze your friends with this knowledge.

But wait ? there’s more! As an exclusive for Washington Monthly readers, the chart on the right shows you the new postage rates all the way up to the first class maximum weight of 13 ounces. This is an exact replica of the chart currently taped to the postal scale next to my desk!

BONUS NEWS YOU CAN USE: If you have unused books or rolls of old stamps, you can trade them in for new books/rolls at the post office by simply paying the difference.

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