The Twenty-five-cent Prexie
Fourth class use
There were a number of combinations of weight and distance that could result in a fourth class charge of twenty-five cents.
This tag bears a solo twenty-five-cent Prexie on both sides. It was sent to zone 3, and docketing indicates the item weighed nine pounds, which would indicate it was sent before March 26, 1944.
This parcel was sent within Missouri (address and return address are on a part of the package that is folded under) at a Zone 2 distance in 1950. The postage breaks down to 12 cents for the first pound and 2.1 for the second, rounded up to 15 cents. With 5 cents minimum insurance and 5 cents return receipt fee, the total comes to 25 cents.