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 Post subject: QV Jubilee 4.5d
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:06 am 
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Why was the QV Jubilee 4.5d value of 1492 issued
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 Post subject: Re: QV Jubilee 4.5d
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:30 am 
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As far as I know, the basic use it was introduced for was to pay the second step parcel post rate:

http://www.gbps.org.uk/rates/inland/parcels-1883-1966.php

That would have allowed the lowest three rates to be paid with a single stamp, and all the rates to be paid with no more than two stamps.

It also paid the basic overseas registered letter rate -- 2½d postage + 2d registration -- and after 1897, when the parcel post steps no longer had ½d's in them, that would have been the main use. You do see a reasonable number of examples -- scarce rather than rare, perhaps.


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