The Two-cent Prexie

International printed matter rate use

The international rate for printed matter and commercial papers was two cents for the first two ounces from November 1, 1953 until August 1, 1958.

This cover was sent to Turkey in 1954 at the printed matter rate, and was presumbaly opened before it was returned to the United States with Turkish postage.

A brochure sent to Canada in 1954.

The international rate for printed matter applied to greeting cards as well. This cover appears to have conveyed such.

Mail from possessions and territories used the same inernational printed matter rate as did the U.S.

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