News: Curtiss, Wis. (March 25, 1925)

Contact: R. Lipprandt
Email: bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surname: Johnson

----Source: The Curtiss Advance, (Curtiss, Clark County, Wisconsin) Wednesday, March 25, 1925

RECEIVES NOTICE OF POSTAL RAISE

Postmaster Johnson received detailed instructions relative to the revised rates of postage which becomes effective April 15.

The most noticeable change is to be found in the rate on circular and printed matter, which will be 1 ½ cent stamps. No word as to designing or manufacture of such a stamp has as yet been received. Books and catalogues, as well as seeds, bulbs, cutting, scions, and plants will retain their rate of 1 cent for each two ounces, up to a weight limit of eight ounces.

Post cards will be mailable at 2 cents, instead of 1 cent as heretofore. This will include all written or printed cards within the government size limit as well as larger or smaller cards bearing the word "post card" or private mailing card. The regular government post care will be sold at 1 cent each as heretofore. Letter rates will remain unchanged.

There will be a definite line of demarcation between third and fourth class mails, said the postmaster, there being no further attempt to distinguish between printed matter and merchandise. After April 15, he said both of the latter will be considered as third class, at 1 ½ cents per two ounces, up to a weight limit of eight ounces and then as fourth class beyond that weight, parcel post zone rate applying.

Parcel post rates remain fundamentally the same, except that on 2 cents service charge will be added on all parcels excepting those originating on rural routes. Special delivery service on parcel post will be supplemented by a "special handling" service, rated at 25 cents per parcel, which will procure first class handling for the package so provided.

Money order rates will be changed by making the cost of orders of smaller denomination higher, and reducing fees on the larger amounts. After Aril 15, minimum rate will be 5 cents, instead of 3 cents.

 

 


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