1914 · Austin
Austin, 1914. Very good.. 32pp. Folio. Original printed card covers, stapled. Some light wear and soiling. Handy guide detailing rates, zones, and qualifications for parcel post and general mail in the state of Texas. The booklet opens with a postal rate chart outlining weight and distance pricing for different classes of mail. This is followed by information on mailing to farther destinations such as Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba; size and weight limits; and criteria for mailing items such as meat, library books, and nursery stock. Also details insurance, C.O.D. service, and the shipment of harmful or perishable items. Much of the guide is comprised of an alphabetical listing of Texas towns indicating their postal zone. A wonderful and interesting look at the vintage post office in Texas and rural America. We locate a single copy in OCLC, at the Austin Public Library. Though this guide states that it is an annual, 1914 may have been its only year of publication.
(Inventory #: 1515)