PRICES: More for Mail

When it comes to fluctuating prices in the current renewed surge of double-digit inflation, those for postage stamps are no exception. Uncertain as to just what the rate for first-class letter mail will be by Christmas, the U.S. Postal Service is printing 1.5 billion 1975 Christmas stamps that come in two designs but have one common distinction: no postage is indicated on them. Last week, however, it became almost certain that Americans will be paying more for first-class postage, if not by Christmas then soon thereafter. A new series of recommendations by the Postal Rate Commission could have the...

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