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History of postal rates in the US

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Salty, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Salty

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    Interestingly, going by the first year that the 3 cent rate was applied to one ounce letters, the adjusted rate today should be about 50 cents. So we're actually paying less today for mailing a letter than we were when the rate was first implimented.
     
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    That was very interesting, Salty. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I think the post office does a great job in getting a first class letter 3000 miles for less than 50 cents. When I was a kid a real city had 2 deliveries a day. With the decrease in first class mail I support the elimination of Saturday delivery.
     
  5. Salty

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    Did I hear they are talking about raising postage again?
     
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    Be sure to buy your stamps now before they go up in price! :smilewinkgrin:
     
  7. Salty

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    and be sure to ask for the "FOREVER STAMPS"
     
  8. billwald

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    US not founded as a Christian nation

    November "Smithsonian" has an essay, "God and Country" which documents the early religious history of the US. George Washington and Madison as well as Jefferson promoted equal standing for Jews and Muslims.
     
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    previous post misfiled

    Sorry bout that
     
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