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Postcard Stamps: Your Complete Guide To 2022’s Postcard Stamps

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Postcard Stamps: Your Complete Guide To 2022’s Postcard Stamps

According to the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of the price changes to take effect on July 10, 2022, has approved a four-cent increase in the price of a postcard stamp, from 40 cents to 44 cents. Do not feel overwhelmed if you have to buy postcards because of the price increase. Read this article, and you will easily understand all the changes to postcard stamps in 2022.
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What is a postcard stamp?

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day, people need to send a holiday postcard to someone of significance, and at that time, they need a postcard stamp, and USPS helps you send that vacation postcard. Postcard stamps have the word “postcard” and the rate printed on them, such as a USPS Forever Stamp, which indicates its use value and is always valid for the rate printed on it.

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How much is a postcard stamp 2022?

The new prices for a postcard stamp will be 44 cents starting July 10, 2022. At the same time, the price of an additional ounce for a single letter will rise to 24 cents, and the price of a 1-ounce stamp will rise to 57 cents.



Before Price Increase

After Price Increase

Letters (1 oz.)

58 cents

60 cents

Letters (metered 1 oz.)

53 cents

57 cents

Letters additional ounce(s)

20 cents

24 cents

Domestic Postcards

40 cents

44 cents

International Letter (1 oz.)

$1.30 cents

$1.40 cents


How do I figure out how many postcard stamps I need?

As with mailing a standard first-class letter, postage costs for postcards always depend on postcard size, postcard quantity, and speed. Note that postcard sizes can be divided into two categories: Standard postcards and oversized postcards (or jumbo postcards). You can use the form below if you only want to send one postcard to a few important people.


Postcard Size

Postcard Mailing Rate













But suppose you are an employee who specializes in managing vacation postcards in a business and want to minimize postage costs per piece. In that case, you should know that First Class Presort mailing options have a minimum of 500 postcards, and Standard mailing options have 200 postcards. Then you can send enough postcards or see if you qualify for a mixed postcard service to take advantage of the offer.

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Is there a difference between regular stamps and postcard stamps?

Yes, there are still some differences between ordinary stamps and postcard stamps. As mentioned earlier, postcard stamps have the word “postcard” on them to indicate their special purpose, and they are also cheaper than regular stamps.

In general, letters occasionally weigh more than an ounce, which accounts for the price of a stamp, but regular-size postcards weigh far less than an ounce, which is why postcard stamps are more expensive than regular one-ounce and eternity stamps. The reason for the low price.

Which postcard stamps have the USPS issued?

The USPS does not issue wedding-themed postcard stamps or vacation-themed Christmas postcard stamps like the one-ounce wedding-themed letter stamps. And the USPS has not issued any postcard stamps for 2022, but there are two postcard stamps, the 2019 Coral Reef postcard stamps and the 2021 Barn postcard stamps, available on

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2021’s Barns Postcard Stamp

To celebrate the beauty and history of American barns, the U.S. Postal Service will release four new postcard stamps on January 24, 2021. The four stamps reflect different views of a barn through the seasons: a rural barn with a bay window in early spring; a gabled-roof barn in summer; a round barn surrounded by hazy light and the warm colors of fall; there are also Western-style barns covered with snow in winter.

As an architectural legacy that reflects the generations that have farmed the land, barns hold a central place in American culture. Long-lived barns are still an important part of the rural landscape. To raise awareness of barn preservation, the USPS issued this series of postcard stamps.

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2019’s Coral Reefs Postcard Stamps

The “Coral Reefs” postcard sheet of 20 stamps featured four species of stony coral and coral fish and was issued on March 29, 2019, to celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs.

As one of the world’s most wondrous ecosystems, coral reefs harbor and sustain about a quarter of all marine species. Anyone who has seen the vibrancy of coral reefs in a tropical setting is struck by nature’s inexhaustible charm. With the ever-increasing problem of pollution, the habitat of coral reefs is also facing a great threat. In order to keep this beauty alive, it is essential to raise people’s awareness of coral reef conservation as soon as possible. This is also one of the reasons for issuing this stamp set.

2017’s Seashells Postcard Stamps

The seashell postcard stamps issued in 2017 on the theme of marine life were also very popular. Although not currently available on, it is worth learning its story. The design depicts four iconic shells found in North American waters, featuring waves washing shells onto a beach.

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How To Buy Postcard Stamps Online?

You will undoubtedly make the best purchases on the official website of USPS. You can always buy postcard stamps in sheets of 20 stamps or in rolls of 100 stamps. But this is not the best choice. Since the USPS usually issues and sells only one new design per year, only a limited number of postcard designs are available for purchase on


You can find many resources for retirement stamps on Amazon or Walmart. But the price can be very high.

Dedicated stamp online store

There are many independent, high-quality stamp suppliers, such as Forever Stamp Store ( and Delivery Stamp (, where you can find a variety of vintage postcard stamps. With free shipping on all orders and frequent special offers, this is a cost-effective option for those of us who need to buy a lot of stamps.

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