The US Postal Service ( is reliable and inexpensive. The postal rates for 1st-class mail within the USA are 50¢ for letters up to 1oz (21¢ for each additional ounce) and 35¢ for standard-size postcards.

International airmail rates are $1.15 for a 1oz letter or postcard.

B Free Franklin Post Office The working USPS office here honors Benjamin Franklin as the inventor of the postal system by stamping letters with Franklin's unique signature.