Northwest NEWS

April 15, 2002

Front Page

Postal rate increase approved for June 30

Starting June 30, the first-class mail rate will rise 3 cents to 37 cents. New non-denominated U.S. Flag and Antique Toy stamps, plus a 3-cent make-up rate Star stamp will be available in mid-June.
   Among the rate changes is a new Priority Mail 1-pound flat rate of $3.85.
   An Express Mail 8-ounce flat rate envelope will be $13.65.
   "... We are committed to maintain this rate schedule," said Postmaster General John E. Potter, "at least until calendar year 2004."
   New rate charts are available online at http:www.usps.com/ratecase/.