1. Joe Skelton

    Here are the postage rates I use, based on 1/2 ounces. If more then one 1/2 ounce, then multiply the rate.

    Letter (or package) this is 1st class mail.

    1 ¢ letter within city to same city:

    2 ¢ letter across the country

    3 ¢ letter to anywhere in the world.


    1 ¢ up to 1,500 miles (to the Mississippi River).

    2 ¢ anywhere in our country.

    3 ¢ anywhere in the world.

    Letters/ Package other class mail:

    2nd class – LIKE book rate or media mail is cheaper, 3rd class is cheapest.

    (Don’t use Media mail or book rate names or you are back in their jurisdiction.)

    You can also (I think) pay 5 ¢ per quarter, or for 3 months per subscriber,

    then you can mail to them many times with no additional charge.

    Mail between publishers (Do you write a newsletter ? – be a publisher !) may be free, check the Statues at Large.

    As I am not using the US Postal Service, but instead use the Post Office & their rates

    I can send a package over 16 Ounces without having it inspected at a window clerk.

  2. Joe Skelton

    [at 12 Stat. 705] SEC. 23. And be it further enacted, That the rate ofpostage on all letters not transmitted through the mails of the United States, but delivered through the post-office or its carriers, commonly described as local or drop letters, and not exceeding one half ounce in weight, shall be uniform at two cents, and an additional rate for each half ounce or fraction thereof of additional weight, to be in all cases prepaid by postage stamps affixed to the envelope of such letter, but no extra postage or carrier’s fee shall hereafter be charged or collected upon letters delivered by carriers, nor upon letters collected by them for mailing or for delivery.
    Two- Cent Postage – Never to be rescinded – Statues, Insignia, Reasons – notes from the internet
    Instructions for 2 cent mailings.
    The laws regarding the cost of postage may never be rescinded, repealed or
    amended, never.
    The law requires that (all) one half oz. letters – be delivered anywhere in the Continental US for 2 cents.
    Ent postage1) In the upper right hand corner write:
    First Class Non Domestic Without Prejudice USC-1-207/308
    bk.12 Statutes At Large Chapter 71 section 23
    37th. Congress Session 111

    DMM 602 1.3e (2) in the “Domestic Mail Manual” 

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