100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Parcel Post Established In The US

International Parcel Post between the US and foreign countries began in 1887 when the US Post Office and the Postmaster General of Canada established parcel post service. While Parcel Post service between the US and other countries grew with the signing of successive postal conventions and treaties, the US did not institute a domestic parcel post service for it’s own nation.

On August 24, 1912 Parcel post stamps were provided to cover the rates of postage on fourth-class mail by an Act of Congress. It will now be far cheaper to send packages and bundles in the US.

Parcel Post stamp proof
1912

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