The Seven-cent Prexie

Third class use

From January 1, 1949 until August 1, 1958 the rate for third class single-piece items was two cents for the first two ounces, plus one cent for each additional ounce, total weight not to exceed eight ounces. This annual report weighs a bit under seven ounces and would have been mailed in 1953.

The contents are still in this box, and their total weight is just under seven ounces. There is no indication when the package was mailed, but the seven-cent stamp would indicate a time within the 1949-58 rate period.

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