The Eight-cent Prexie
Third class use
Third class postage was two cents for the first two ounces or less, plus one cent per ounce over that, from January 1, 1949 until August 1, 1958.
This item from Puss'N Boots catfood weights just over seven ounces and was sent in 1956 (from a can-opener guarantee in the package.)
Third class postage was one-and-one-half cents for each two ounces from April 15, 1925 until January 1, 1949. Minimum insurance was five cents from April 1, 1925 until March 26, 1944.
This item was mailed in March of 1942, and the postage would represent a weight between two and four ounces with minimum insurance.
Third class postage was two cents for the first two ounces and one cent for each ounce or fraction of ounce from January , 1949 until August 1, 1958. Minimum insurance was five cents from July 1, 1932 until March 26, 1944.
This box, mailed October10, 1949 with minimum insurance, must have weighed between two and three ounces.