2. Explain something of the growth and development, problems, and history of the U.S. postal system.  Explain how our postal system is different from those of some other countries.

DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS (NON-LOCAL) LETTER RATES DURING THE FIRST FORTY-EIGHT YEARS OF SCOUTING

Buffalo

OCT. 1, 1896 - NOV. 1, 1917
Rate of two cents per ounce.

After the Boy Scouts of America was founded on Feb. 8, 1910, this Boy Scout local council cover was mailed on April 4, 1913.

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New York

NOV. 2, 1917 - JUNE 30, 1919
War emergency rate of three cents per ounce.
Mailed in New York by the National Headquarters of B.S.A. on Dec. 8, 1917.

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Welch

JULY 1, 1919 - JULY 5, 1932
Restored to the pre-war rate of two cents per ounce.
Mailed from the Girl Scout local council at Welch, W. Va. on April 2, 1928.

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Tuscaloosa

JULY 6, 1932 - AUG. 1, 1958
Rate of three cents per ounce due to the depression.

Mailed on Feb. 8, 1935 to honor the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.  This is the first day that a Boy Scout cancel was used in the U. S.  This is the only day of the use of this ship cancel.  The killer cancellation contained a slogan for "BOY SCOUT DAY".


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