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Commercial Papers Rates 1948-1966

Introduction


1959 - 2x3d meter marks paying the basic 6d rate
The Zones A-C airmail rates for commercial papers were introduced on 1st February 1948 along with the other types of second class airmail. The rules were basically the same as for the surface mail equivalent.

The only difference between the rates for commercial papers and those for regular printed papers was that the former had a minimum charge, at least nominally (it only made a difference where it was higher than the price step for a particular zone). In effect it meant that there was sometimes a common initial weight step rate across more than one zone. The full sets of rates are given below for convenience.

The category was discontinued from 1st February 1966.

Rates

Date Zone A Zone B Zone C Minimum fee
1948
(1 Feb)
3d - ½oz
6d - 1oz
9d - 1½oz
1s - 2oz
1s 3d - 2½oz
1s 6d - 3oz
1s 9d - 3½oz
2s - 4oz
2s 3d - 4½oz
2s 6d - 5oz
2s 9d - 5½oz
3s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3d
4d - ½oz
8d - 1oz
1s - 1½oz
1s 4d - 2oz
1s 8d - 2½oz
2s - 3oz
2s 4d - 3½oz
2s 8d - 4oz
3s - 4½oz
3s 4d - 5oz
3s 8d - 5½oz
4s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 4d
5d - ½oz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1½oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2½oz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3½oz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4½oz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5½oz
5s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5d
3d
1950
(1 Oct)
4d - ½oz
6d - 1oz
9d - 1½oz
1s - 2oz
1s 3d - 2½oz
1s 6d - 3oz
1s 9d - 3½oz
2s - 4oz
2s 3d - 4½oz
2s 6d - 5oz
2s 9d - 5½oz
3s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3d
4d - ½oz
8d - 1oz
1s - 1½oz
1s 4d - 2oz
1s 8d - 2½oz
2s - 3oz
2s 4d - 3½oz
2s 8d - 4oz
3s - 4½oz
3s 4d - 5oz
3s 8d - 5½oz
4s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 4d
5d - ½oz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1½oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2½oz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3½oz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4½oz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5½oz
5s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5d
4d
1952
(1 May)
5d - ½oz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1½oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2½oz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3½oz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4½oz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5½oz
5s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5d
6d - ½oz
1s - 1oz
1s 6d - 1½oz
2s - 2oz
2s 6d - 2½oz
3s - 3oz
3s 6d - 3½oz
4s - 4oz
4s 6d - 4½oz
5s - 5oz
5s 6d - 5½oz
6s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 6d
7d - ½oz
1s 2d - 1oz
1s 9d - 1½oz
2s 4d - 2oz
2s 11d - 2½oz
3s 6d - 3oz
4s 1d - 3½oz
4s 8d - 4oz
5s 3d - 4½oz
5s 10d - 5oz
6s 5d - 5½oz
7s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 7d
5d
1957
(1 Oct)
6d - ½oz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1½oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2½oz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3½oz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4½oz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5½oz
5s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5d
6d - ½oz
1s - 1oz
1s 6d - 1½oz
2s - 2oz
2s 6d - 2½oz
3s - 3oz
3s 6d - 3½oz
4s - 4oz
4s 6d - 4½oz
5s - 5oz
5s 6d - 5½oz
6s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 6d
7d - ½oz
1s 2d - 1oz
1s 9d - 1½oz
2s 4d - 2oz
2s 11d - 2½oz
3s 6d - 3oz
4s 1d - 3½oz
4s 8d - 4oz
5s 3d - 4½oz
5s 10d - 5oz
6s 5d - 5½oz
7s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 7d
6d
1963
(1 Jul)
7d - ½oz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1½oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2½oz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3½oz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4½oz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5½oz
5s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5d
7d - ½oz
1s - 1oz
1s 6d - 1½oz
2s - 2oz
2s 6d - 2½oz
3s - 3oz
3s 6d - 3½oz
4s - 4oz
4s 6d - 4½oz
5s - 5oz
5s 6d - 5½oz
6s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 6d
7d - ½oz
1s 2d - 1oz
1s 9d - 1½oz
2s 4d - 2oz
2s 11d - 2½oz
3s 6d - 3oz
4s 1d - 3½oz
4s 8d - 4oz
5s 3d - 4½oz
5s 10d - 5oz
6s 5d - 5½oz
7s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 7d
7d