Franked mail does not use official postage; it can be identified by the signature of the authorized person who sent it. A franked envelope is official government mail that can only be used by members of Congress, the vice president and other authorized officials.Continue Reading
Franked mail is regulated by the Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards. The body also hears formal complaints when someone believes that a member of Congress has violated the rules.
Franked mail sent to 500 or more constituents must include a statement that the mailing was sent at taxpayer expense. Offensive language or derogatory statements about another member of Congress are prohibited.Learn more about Postal Services
In 1992, the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter by first-class mail was 29 cents. The rate went into effect in February 1991 and remained until the end of 1994, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The non-denominated "F" stamp was issued for this rate.Full Answer >
The postage stamp rate was 37 cents for the first ounce of mail from June 30, 2002, until Jan. 7, 2006. The stamp featured either a flag or antique toy on it when it was 37 cents.Full Answer >
According to the United States Postal System (USPS), First-Class mail, defined as any package or envelope weighing up to 13 ounces, generally has an expected delivery of 2-3 days, but can be as soon as one day. This mailing option is suited for light merchandise, personal correspondence and bills.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, First-Class postage for a single piece of mail weighing 1 ounce or less is 49 cents for a stamped letter-size envelope, 98 cents for a large flat envelope and $2.32 for a parcel. The price increases according to the weight of the envelope or parcel.Full Answer >