The Eleven-cent Prexie
Fourth class use
The fourth class parcel post rate for one to two pounds sent to Zones 1 and 2 was 9.1 cents from October 1, 1932 until January 1, 1949. Beginning March 26, 1944 a 3% surcharge with a one-cent minimum was imposed.
The basic postage on this package front paid the two-pound Zone 1 fourth class parcel post rate of 9.1 cents plus a one-cent surcharge, rounded up to the nearest whole cent, in August of 1944.