Probably most folks on BOC never saw a 3 cent First Class postage stamp. It was used the first 22 years of my life. The 3 cent First Class faded into history in 1958. In 1957 postage was 3 cents and gas was 24 cents. Back a few days ago they raised First Class Postage to 39 cents. Food for thought... if gas had kept up with the price of First Class Postage we would be paying $3.12. Here today gas was 2.25. Some parts of AR it is $2.10 And we complain about the price of gas.... Because we spent more on gas.