"It saves the half-cent charged for service," answered the maid.
Since we do not have either a half-cent or a 2-cent coin, it has been necessary to substitute postage stamps.
Only mos' prob'ly Victoria she'd insist on a half-cent limit.
Or forty postmarks for a half-cent of any date earlier than 1857.
A professor whom I met in Lausanne informed me that it now cost only a half-cent a pound.