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935. U.S. Postal Service Rates for Letters and Post Cards

[Domestic airmail letters discontinued in 1973 at 13 cents per ounce; superseded by express mail. Prior to February 3, 1991, international airmail rates were based on international zones which have been discontinued. Rates exclude Canada and Mexico]

 
SURFACE MAIL LETTERS
DOMESTIC MAIL Express INTER- Post Aero-
DATE OF RATE Letters mail 1 NATIONAL cards grammes
CHANGE Post AIR MAIL First Second Each
Each cards DATE OF 1/2 1/2 added 1/2
Each First added RATE CHANGE ounce ounce ounce
ounce ounce ounce
 
1958 (Aug. 1) 0.04 (X) (X) 0.03 (X) 1961 (July 1) (X) (X) (X) 0.11 0.11
1963 (Jan. 7) 0.05 (X) (X) 0.04 (X) 1967 (May 1) (X) (X) (X) 0.13 0.13
1968 (Jan. 7) 0.06 (X) (X) 0.05 (X) 1971 (July 1) (X) (X) (X) 0.13 0.13
1971 (May 16) 0.08 (X) (X) 0.06 (X) 1974 (Mar. 2) (X) (X) (X) 0.18 0.18
1974 (Mar. 2) 0.10 (X) (X) 0.08 (X) 1976 (Jan. 3) (X) (X) (X) 0.21 0.22
1975 (Sept. 14) (X) 0.10 0.09 0.07 (X) 1981 (Jan. 1) (X) (X) (X) 0.28 0.30
1975 (Dec. 31) 2 (X) 2 0.13 2 0.11 2 0.09 (X) 1985 (Feb. 17) (X) (X) (X) 0.33 0.36
1978 (May 29) (X) 0.15 0.13 0.10 (X) 1988 (Apr. 17) (X) (X) (X) 0.36 0.39
1981 (Mar. 22) (X) 0.18 0.17 0.12 (X) 1991 (Feb. 3) 0.50 0.45 3 0.39 0.40 0.45
1981 (Nov. 1) (X) 0.20 0.17 0.13 9.35 1995 (July 9) 0.60 3 0.40 (X) 0.40 0.45
1985 (Feb.17) (X) 0.22 0.17 0.14 10.75 1999 (Jan. 10) 0.60 3 0.40 (X) 0.50 0.50
1988 (Apr. 3) (X) 0.25 0.20 0.15 4 12.00 n n n n n n
1991 (Feb. 3) (X) 0.29 0.23 0.19 4 13.95 n n n n n n
1995 (Jan. 1) (X) 0.32 0.23 0.20 4 15.00 n n n n n n
1999 (Jan. 10) (X) 0.33 0.22 0.20 4 15.75 n n n n n n


X Not applicable.
1 Post Office to addressee rates. Rates shown are for weights up to 2 pounds, all zones. Beginning Feb. 17, 1985, for weights between 2 and 5 lbs, $12.85 is charged. Prior to Nov. 1, 1981, rate varied by weight and distances. Over 5 pounds still varies by distance.
2 As of October 11, 1975, surface mail service upgraded to level of airmail.
3 Up to the limit of 64 oz.
4 Over 8 ounces and up to 2 pounds.

Source: U.S. Postal Service, "United States Domestic Postage Rate: Recent History," and unpublished data.



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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