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Old 04-10-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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This is another indication of the relentless increases in inflation.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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Does anyone remember 3 cent post card and 5 cent letters.
I also have a vague recollection of if an envelope was not sealed, it could be mailed cheaper than one that was glued.
Can anyone verify or refute this vague and fuzzy recollection of an addled brain.



yes. I remember all of those, even the unsealed envelope story (was it just a rumour ?) . My stars . Does this mean that we are both .......over the hill ? ? ?
I remember the three cent first class stamp in the late 1950s when I was a little kid. Yes, unsealed letters were cheaper than sealed ones until 1968. I have no idea why.

Pretty amazing that someone will pick up a letter out of a box in, say, New Hampshire and deliver it to your door in some remote part of Montana, for FIFTY CENTS.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I remember the three cent first class stamp in the late 1950s when I was a little kid. Yes, unsealed letters were cheaper than sealed ones until 1968. I have no idea why.

Pretty amazing that someone will pick up a letter out of a box in, say, New Hampshire and deliver it to your door in some remote part of Montana, for FIFTY CENTS.
The glue from the envelope flap will bled over and stick to the next letter. Back then slowing down the clerk who processed it by hand to pull the pieces apart. Today without a discount and most of that processing done by machine those stuck together letters get through and unless the letter carrier feels it at the delivery point and pulls the stuck letter off you have a misdelivery..
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