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Monday, April 22, 2013

International Letter Rates : 1921 - 1928

This post looks at international (Buitenland) letter rates in effect from March 21, 1921 to September 31, 1928. The letter rate from November 1, 1928 to October 31, 1946 will be the subject of future articles.


March 1, 1921 - September 30, 1925 : 20c letter rate period

 To France 

 s'Gravenhage to Reims, France, July 15, 1925
20c 1st weight step letter rate
(French "Poste Restante" fee 20 centimes)


To United States

Amsterdam to Saratoga Springs, July 18, 1925

20c 1st weight step letter rate

To Czechoslovakia

 Amsterdam to Koniginghof (?) a.d. Elbe, March 6, 1925
20c 1st weight step letter rate

Registered Letters

The international registration fee was 15c ( March 1, 1921 - March 31, 1935)

 
To Algeria

 Amsterdam to Bone, Algeria, July 15, 1925
Redirected to Maheim, Germany
35c paying letter rate + registration fee


To Austria

Heerlen to Graz, Austria, July 31, 1925
35c paying letter rate + registration fee

 
To Germany

Utrecht to Breslau, Germany, May 22, 1935
35c paying letter rate + registration fee


 To Australia

 Amsterdam to Albany, West Australia, June 8, 1925
45c paying 2nd step letter rate + registration fee


To Czechoslovakia

Rotterdam to Prague, September 28, 1925
45c paying 2nd step letter rate + registration fee



 October 1, 1925 - October 31, 1928 : 15c letter rate period

On October 1, 1925, the international letter rate was reduced from 20c to 15c for the first 20g.

To British Guiana 

s'hertogenbosch to Georgetown, British Guiana, December 7, 1926
15c international letter rate

To Australia
Gouda to Hobart, August 24, 1928
15c international letter rate


To the United States

Rotterdam to Chicago, February 3, 1927
15c international letter rate

To Germany

Rotterdam to Flensburg, Germany, June 29, 1927
15c international letter rate


Rotterdam to Chemnitz, January 4, 1926
25c paying the 2nd weight step international letter rate


Rotterdam to Berlin, December 27, 1927
115c paying the 11th weight step (220g) international letter rate


Registered

The international registration fee was 15c ( March 1, 1921 - March 31, 1935)


 

To Sweden


s'Gravenhage to Ojursholm, January 29, 1926
30c paying the postage and registration for a 1st weight step letter





 Nijmegen to Dalarna, December 10, 1926
40 cents paying registration and postage for 2nd weight step letter


Express

The international express free rate was 30c (October 1, 1925 - October 31, 1928)
To France

s'Gravenhage to Paris, June 22, 1927
45c paying the express fee and the 1st weight letter rate


To Saar

Amsterdam to Saarbrucken, July 23, 1928
45c paying the express fee and the 1st weight letter rate





To Germany

Boskoop to Hannover, March 16, 1928
60c paying the registration fee, the express fee and the 1st weight letter rate


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