The Eight-cent Prexie

Parcel Post to Zones 1 and 2

The parcel post rate for the first pound sent within 150 miles was eight cents from October 1, 1932 until January 1, 1949, but a minimum one-cent surcharge per parcel brought the rate to nine cents after March 26, 1944.

This fragment of a package wrapping indicates that the parcel was sent within 150 miles, so it must have been mailed before March 26, 1944.

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