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Cost of mailing postcards rose a penny on July 1

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Were postcards returned due to insufficient postage? It's probably because the cost of mailing a postcard rose a penny, effective July 1.

The cost now is 21 cents and represents the first increase in postcard postage since 1995.

The cost of mailing heavier letters, like wedding invitations, also increased, with additional ounces costing 23 cents.

Details about the changes, including alterations for rates in business mail, advertising mail, periodicals, packages and other categories, are available in post offices and at www.usps.com.