The new 29-cent first-class postal rate goes into effect today.
Those using 25-cent stamps will have to add a 4-cent makeup stamp or use the new flower stamp, both of which are now available at post offices and stores selling stamps such as Smith's, Harmons and Dan's.The flower stamp, which sells for 29 cents, will be used until the 29-cent denomination stamps become available this spring.
Both non-denomination stamps are good only on mail to addresses within the United States, including military APO and FPO addresses for mail to soldiers serving in Operation Desert Storm.
Salt Lake Postmaster Kenneth R. Prentiss said a temporary post office has been set up near the center court at the Valley Fair Mall and will operate through Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Postal customers also can order stamps by calling toll free, 1-800-STAMP24. The telephone service is available all hours but requires a major credit card.
Customers can also get stamps by mail using a postage-free form available at post offices and from local letter carriers.