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WASHINGTON (CNNMoney)

Starting Sunday, you’ll need another penny to send a card to Grandma.

The price of sending mail with a first-class stamp, the kind of postage most consumers use, goes up by one cent to 46 cents — a hike the U.S. Postal Service first announced last October. Postcard postage will also rise one cent to 33 cents.

Letters to international destinations will rise in cost to $1.10, up from the old prices of 85 cents to Canada and Mexico and $1.05 to other destinations. Overall, prices for mailing and shipping services will increase by 4% on average, with priority mail prices rising 6.3%.

The postage hikes come as the Postal Servicecontinues to be plagued with insolvency and is in desperate need of help from Congress.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/24/news/economy/postal-service-stamp/

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