January 2018

This Day in History… January 1, 1913

Parcel Post Service Begins

U.S. #Q1 pictures a Post Office clerk.

On January 1, 1913, the US Post Office Department initiated its Parcel Post Service for fourth-class mail.

Before 1912, private companies controlled package deliveries throughout the United States. Because delivering packages in larger cities could make more money, these companies often overlooked small towns.

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