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Monday, April 22, 2013

International Letter Rates and Services : Pre-War Years 1928 - 1940

This is the first of three articles devoted to international letter rates and services from 1928 to 1946. Future articles will deal with the war years and the post-war years.

This article is organized as follows:
1. Letter Rates
a) Single Weight  Letters
b) Multiple Weight Step Letters
2. Services
a) Registration
i) To March 31, 1939
ii) From April 1, 1939
b) Express
c) Express and Registered
 (Acknowledgment of Receipt service will be the subject of a separate posting)

1. Letter Rates


a) Single Weight Letters

To the U.S.A.

Utrecht to Ashland, August 27, 1936
12 1/2c international letter rate

To Germany

s'Gravenhage to Lebnitz, October 3, 1937
12 1/2c international letter rate

To Australia

Amsterdam to Bentleigh, Victoria, February 23, 1939
12 1/2c international letter rate

To South Africa

Oosterbeek to East London, February 20, 1939
12 1/2c international letter rate

To Barbados

Eindhoven to Bridgetown, September 30, 1930
12 1/2c international letter rate

To Japan
 
Hilversum to Kobe, September 2, 1929
12 1/2c international letter rate

b) Multiple Weight Step Letters

To Sweden

Zaandam to Stockholm, May 17, 1934
20c paying 2nd weight step international letter rate


To Switzerland

s'Gravenhage to Bern, February 10, 1938
20c paying 2nd weight step international letter rate

To China

s'Gravenhage to Tientsin, April 25, 1932
20c paying 2nd weight step international letter rate

To Germany

Rotterdam to Chemnitz, January 7, 1932
27 1/2c paying 3rd weight step international letter rate


2. Services

a) Registration

i) To March 31, 1939

The international registration fee was 15c.

To Germany

Amsterdam to Gispersleben-Erfurt, June 21, 1929
27 1/2c paying the international letter rate + registration fee


To Czechoslovakia
 
Velp to Cisca Skalice, February 25, 1935
27 1/2c paying the international letter rate + registration fee


To Great Britain

Amsterdam to Mancherster, June 17, 1935
27 1/2c paying the international letter rate + registration fee


To Iran

Rotterdam to Teheran, August 4, 1938
27 1/2c paying the international letter rate + registration fee

 

Insured

The insurance fee was 10c per 150 francs (75 gld.)


To Italy

Amsterdam to Palermo, December 15, 1936
Insured for 21 francs (10.5gld)
37 1/2 c paying letter rate + registration fee + insurance fee


 ii) From April 1, 1939

The international registration fee was reduced from 15c to 10c on April 1, 1939.

To Germany
 
Rotterdam to Hamburg, June 5, 1939
 22 1/2c paying the international letter rate + registration fee


To Denmark
 
 
Rotterdam to Copenhagen, May 10, 1939
 30c paying the 2nd weight step international letter rate + registration fee
 


b) Express

The international express fee was 25c.

To Germany

Rotterdam to Leipzig, November 14, 1929
37 1/2c paying the international letter rate + express fee


To Denmark


Amsterdam to Copenhagen, September 19, 1937
37 1/2c paying the international letter rate + express fee


c) Registered and Express

To France

Amsterdam to Mulhouse, July 1932
75c paying 4th weight step letter rate (80g) + registration fee + express fee



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