Cheap but effective Sign of the Times

The U.S. Postal Service announced new prices and services in its Release No. 12-114 on October 11, 2012 for rates effective on January 27, 2013. Residents of the Sheridan area may not be aware of the new prices. Perhaps because many use First-Class Mail Forever Stamps there is not much need for publicity of the rate increases that take effect Sunday. However just to be sure Scott Kent, postmaster at Big Horn, posted this notice. Yes, Sunday the cost of sending a 1-ounce First-Class letter increases from 45 cents to 46 cents and as noted on the lower portion of his sign Scott has crossed out "Buy now at 45¢." As a side note did you know that there are 10 post offices in Sheridan County and that the post office in Big Horn was established on June 4, 1879 when sending a half ounce letter cost 3¢ - Sheridan's post office was established on March 2, 1881. For more on the History of Postage Rates see: http://www.akdart.com/postrate.html

Scott Kent, postmaster at Big Horn, posted this notice. Yes, Sunday the cost of sending a 1-ounce First-Class letter increases from 45 cents to 46 cents and as noted on the lower portion of his sign Scott has crossed out "Buy now at 45¢."
Scott Kent, postmaster at Big Horn, posted this notice. Yes, Sunday the cost of sending a 1-ounce First-Class letter increases from 45 cents to 46 cents and as noted on the lower portion of his sign Scott has crossed out "Buy now at 45¢."