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Printed Papers Rates 1948-1991

Introduction


1964 2s 1d Zone A fifth step to Cyprus (photographs were permissible
at the printed papers rate)

Reduced rates for printed papers and other forms of "second class" airmail (i.e. small packets, samples, and commercial papers), were not immediately introduced under the "zone" system of 1947. Instead, these services were introduced piecemeal to various countries that would agree to accept the various classes of mail over the period 1948-50 (this was not compulsory for all of them under UPU regulations). The first introductions came into effect on 1st February 1948.

Rates for the other forms of second class airmail are listed separately for convenience, although they are the same except for a lower maximum weight limit.

In 1991 zones A and B were combined into a single zone, with a separate European airmail printed papers rate introduced.

Rates

Date Zone A Zone B Zone C
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
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
1966
(3 Oct)
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
8d - ½oz
1s 4d - 1oz
2s - 1½oz
2s 8d - 2oz
3s 4d - 2½oz
4s - 3oz
4s 8d - 3½oz
5s 4d - 4oz
6s - 4½oz
6s 8d - 5oz
7s 4d - 5½oz
8s - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 8d
1971
(15 Feb)
2½p - ½oz
5p - 1oz
7½p - 1½oz
10p - 2oz
12½p - 2½oz
15p - 3oz
17½p - 3½oz
20p - 4oz
22½p - 4½oz
25p - 5oz
27½p - 5½oz
30p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 2½p
3p - ½oz
6p - 1oz
9p - 1½oz
12p - 2oz
15p - 2½oz
18p - 3oz
21p - 3½oz
24p - 4oz
27p - 4½oz
30p - 5oz
33p - 5½oz
36p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3p
3½p - ½oz
7p - 1oz
10½p - 1½oz
14p - 2oz
17½p - 2½oz
21p - 3oz
24½p - 3½oz
28p - 4oz
31½p - 4½oz
35p - 5oz
38½p - 5½oz
42p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3½p
1971
(1 Jul)
3p - ½oz
6p - 1oz
9p - 1½oz
12p - 2oz
15p - 2½oz
18p - 3oz
21p - 3½oz
24p - 4oz
27p - 4½oz
30p - 5oz
33p - 5½oz
36p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3p
4p - ½oz
8p - 1oz
12p - 1½oz
16p - 2oz
20p - 2½oz
24p - 3oz
28p - 3½oz
32p - 4oz
36p - 4½oz
40p - 5oz
44p - 5½oz
48p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 4p
5p - ½oz
10p - 1oz
15p - 1½oz
20p - 2oz
25p - 2½oz
30p - 3oz
35p - 3½oz
40p - 4oz
45p - 4½oz
50p - 5oz
55p - 5½oz
60p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5p
1973
(10 Sep)
3p - ½oz
5½p - 1oz
8p - 1½oz
10½p - 2oz
13p - 2½oz
15½p - 3oz
18p - 3½oz
20½p - 4oz
23p - 4½oz
25½p - 5oz
28p - 5½oz
30½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 2½p
4p - ½oz
7½p - 1oz
11p - 1½oz
14½p - 2oz
18p - 2½oz
21½p - 3oz
25p - 3½oz
28½p - 4oz
32p - 4½oz
35½p - 5oz
39p - 5½oz
42½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3½p
5p - ½oz
9½p - 1oz
14p - 1½oz
18½p - 2oz
23p - 2½oz
27½p - 3oz
32p - 3½oz
36½p - 4oz
41p - 4½oz
45½p - 5oz
50p - 5½oz
54½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 4½p
1974
(24 Jun)
3½p - ½oz
6p - 1oz
8½p - 1½oz
11p - 2oz
13½p - 2½oz
16p - 3oz
18½p - 3½oz
21p - 4oz
23½p - 4½oz
26p - 5oz
28½p - 5½oz
31p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 2½p
4p - ½oz
7½p - 1oz
11p - 1½oz
14½p - 2oz
18p - 2½oz
21½p - 3oz
25p - 3½oz
28½p - 4oz
32p - 4½oz
35½p - 5oz
39p - 5½oz
42½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3½p
5p - ½oz
9½p - 1oz
14p - 1½oz
18½p - 2oz
23p - 2½oz
27½p - 3oz
32p - 3½oz
36½p - 4oz
41p - 4½oz
45½p - 5oz
50p - 5½oz
54½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 4½p
1975
(17 Mar)
6p - ½oz
9½p - 1oz
13p - 1½oz
16½p - 2oz
20p - 2½oz
23½p - 3oz
27p - 3½oz
30½p - 4oz
34p - 4½oz
37½p - 5oz
41p - 5½oz
44½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 3½p
6p - ½oz
10½p - 1oz
15p - 1½oz
19½p - 2oz
24p - 2½oz
28½p - 3oz
33p - 3½oz
37½p - 4oz
42p - 4½oz
46½p - 5oz
51p - 5½oz
55½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 4½p
7p - ½oz
12½p - 1oz
18p - 1½oz
23½p - 2oz
29p - 2½oz
34½p - 3oz
40p - 3½oz
45½p - 4oz
51p - 4½oz
56½p - 5oz
62p - 5½oz
67½p - 6oz

Each addl. ½oz - 5½p
1975
(29 Sep)
6½p - 15g
13p - 30g
16p - 40g
19p - 50g
22p - 60g
25p - 70g
28p - 80g
31p - 90g
34p - 100g
37p - 110g
40p - 120g
43p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
7p - 15g
14p - 30g
17½p - 40g
21p - 50g
24½p - 60g
28p - 70g
31½p - 80g
35p - 90g
38½p - 100g
42p - 110g
45½p - 120g
49p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 3½p
8p - 15g
16p - 30g
20½p - 40g
25p - 50g
29½p - 60g
34p - 70g
38½p - 80g
43p - 90g
47½p - 100g
52p - 110g
56½p - 120g
61p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 4½p
1977
(13 Jun)
7p - 10g
10p - 20g
13p - 30g
16p - 40g
19p - 50g
22p - 60g
25p - 70g
28p - 80g
31p - 90g
34p - 100g
37p - 110g
40p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
7p - 10g
10½p - 20g
14p - 30g
17½p - 40g
21p - 50g
24½p - 60g
28p - 70g
31½p - 80g
35p - 90g
38½p - 100g
42p - 110g
45½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3½p
8p - 10g
12½p - 20g
17p - 30g
21½p - 40g
26p - 50g
30½p - 60g
35p - 70g
39½p - 80g
44p - 90g
48½p - 100g
53p - 110g
57½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4½p
1979
(20 Aug)
9p - 10g
12½p - 20g
16p - 30g
19½p - 40g
23p - 50g
26½p - 60g
30p - 70g
33½p - 80g
37p - 90g
40½p - 100g
44p - 110g
47½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3½p
9½p - 10g
14p - 20g
18½p - 30g
23p - 40g
27½p - 50g
32p - 60g
36½p - 70g
41p - 80g
45½p - 90g
50p - 100g
54½p - 110g
59p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4½p
10p - 10g
15½p - 20g
21p - 30g
26½p - 40g
32p - 50g
37½p - 60g
43p - 70g
48½p - 80g
54p - 90g
59½p - 100g
65p - 110g
70½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5½p
1980
(4 Feb)
10p - 10g
14p - 20g
18p - 30g
22p - 40g
26p - 50g
30p - 60g
34p - 70g
38p - 80g
42p - 90g
46p - 100g
50p - 110g
54p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
11p - 10g
16½p - 20g
22p - 30g
27½p - 40g
33p - 50g
38½p - 60g
44p - 70g
49½p - 80g
55p - 90g
60½p - 100g
66p - 110g
71½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5½p
11½p - 10g
18p - 20g
24½p - 30g
31p - 40g
37½p - 50g
44p - 60g
50½p - 70g
57p - 80g
63½p - 90g
70p - 100g
76½p - 110g
83p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 6½p
1981
(26 Jan)
14p - 10g
19p - 20g
24p - 30g
29p - 40g
34p - 50g
39p - 60g
44p - 70g
49p - 80g
54p - 90g
59p - 100g
64p - 110g
69p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
16p - 10g
23p - 20g
30p - 30g
37p - 40g
44p - 50g
51p - 60g
58p - 70g
65p - 80g
72p - 90g
79p - 100g
86p - 110g
93p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
17p - 10g
25p - 20g
33p - 30g
41p - 40g
49p - 50g
57p - 60g
65p - 70g
73p - 80g
81p - 90g
89p - 100g
97p - 110g
£1.05 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1982
(1 Feb)
17p - 10g
22p - 20g
27p - 30g
32p - 40g
37p - 50g
42p - 60g
47p - 70g
52p - 80g
57p - 90g
62p - 100g
67p - 110g
72p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
19p - 10g
26p - 20g
33p - 30g
40p - 40g
47p - 50g
54p - 60g
61p - 70g
68p - 80g
75p - 90g
82p - 100g
89p - 110g
96p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
20p - 10g
28p - 20g
36p - 30g
44p - 40g
52p - 50g
60p - 60g
68p - 70g
76p - 80g
84p - 90g
92p - 100g
£1.00 - 110g
£1.08 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1983
(5 Apr)
18½p - 10g
23½p - 20g
28½p - 30g
33½p - 40g
38½p - 50g
43½p - 60g
48½p - 70g
53½p - 80g
58½p - 90g
63½p - 100g
68½p - 110g
73½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
20½p - 10g
27½p - 20g
34½p - 30g
41½p - 40g
48½p - 50g
55½p - 60g
62½p - 70g
69½p - 80g
76½p - 90g
83½p - 100g
90½p - 110g
97½p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
21½p - 10g
29½p - 20g
37½p - 30g
45½p - 40g
53½p - 50g
61½p - 60g
69½p - 70g
77½p - 80g
85½p - 90g
93½p - 100g
£1.01½ - 110g
£1.09½ - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1984
(3 Sep)
21p - 10g
26p - 20g
31p - 30g
36p - 40g
41p - 50g
46p - 60g
51p - 70g
56p - 80g
61p - 90g
66p - 100g
71p - 110g
76p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
23p - 10g
30p - 20g
37p - 30g
44p - 40g
51p - 50g
58p - 60g
65p - 70g
72p - 80g
79p - 90g
86p - 100g
93p - 110g
£1.00 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
24p - 10g
32p - 20g
40p - 30g
48p - 40g
56p - 50g
64p - 60g
72p - 70g
80p - 80g
88p - 90g
96p - 100g
£1.04 - 110g
£1.12 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1988
(5 Sep)
23p - 10g
29p - 20g
35p - 30g
41p - 40g
47p - 50g
53p - 60g
59p - 70g
65p - 80g
71p - 90g
77p - 100g
83p - 110g
89p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 6p
24p - 10g
31p - 20g
38p - 30g
45p - 40g
52p - 50g
59p - 60g
66p - 70g
73p - 80g
80p - 90g
87p - 100g
94p - 110g
£1.01 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
25p - 10g
34p - 20g
43p - 30g
52p - 40g
61p - 50g
70p - 60g
79p - 70g
88p - 80g
97p - 90g
£1.06 - 100g
£1.15 - 110g
£1.24 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 9p
1989
(2 Oct)
24p - 10g
30p - 20g
36p - 30g
42p - 40g
48p - 50g
54p - 60g
60p - 70g
66p - 80g
72p - 90g
78p - 100g
84p - 110g
90p - 120g
96p - 130g
£1.02 - 140g
£1.08 - 150g
£1.14 - 160g
£1.20 - 170g
£1.26 - 180g
£1.32 - 190g
£1.38 - 200g
£1.44 - 210g
£1.50 - 220g
£1.56 - 230g
£1.62 - 240g
£1.68 - 250g
£1.74 - 260g
£1.80 - 270g
£1.86 - 280g
£1.92 - 290g
£1.98 - 300g
£2.04 - 310g
£2.10 - 320g
£2.16 - 330g
£2.22 - 340g
£2.28 - 350g
£2.34 - 360g
£2.40 - 370g
£2.46 - 380g
£2.52 - 390g
£2.58 - 400g
£2.64 - 410g
£2.70 - 420g
£2.76 - 430g
£2.82 - 440g
£2.88 - 450g
£2.94 - 460g
£3.00 - 470g
£3.06 - 480g
£3.12 - 490g
£3.18 - 500g
£3.30 - 600g
£3.80 - 700g
£4.20 - 800g
£4.70 - 900g
£5.20 - 1kg
£10.20 - 2kg
£15.20 - 3kg
£20.20 - 4kg
£25.20 - 5kg
25p - 10g
33p - 20g
41p - 30g
49p - 40g
57p - 50g
65p - 60g
73p - 70g
81p - 80g
89p - 90g
97p - 100g
£1.05 - 110g
£1.13 - 120g
£1.21 - 130g
£1.29 - 140g
£1.37 - 150g
£1.45 - 160g
£1.53 - 170g
£1.61 - 180g
£1.69 - 190g
£1.77 - 200g
£1.85 - 210g
£1.93 - 220g
£2.01 - 230g
£2.09 - 240g
£2.17 - 250g
£2.25 - 260g
£2.33 - 270g
£2.41 - 280g
£2.49 - 290g
£2.57 - 300g
£2.65 - 310g
£2.73 - 320g
£2.81 - 330g
£2.89 - 340g
£2.97 - 350g
£3.05 - 360g
£3.13 - 370g
£3.21 - 380g
£3.29 - 390g
£3.37 - 400g
£3.45 - 410g
£3.53 - 420g
£3.61 - 430g
£3.69 - 440g
£3.77 - 450g
£3.85 - 460g
£3.93 - 470g
£4.01 - 480g
£4.09 - 490g
£4.17 - 500g
£4.40 - 600g
£5.20 - 700g
£5.80 - 800g
£6.50 - 900g
£7.20 - 1kg
£14.20 - 2kg
£21.20 - 3kg
£28.20 - 4kg
£35.20 - 5kg
26p - 10g
35p - 20g
44p - 30g
53p - 40g
62p - 50g
71p - 60g
80p - 70g
89p - 80g
98p - 90g
£1.07 - 100g
£1.16 - 110g
£1.25 - 120g
£1.34 - 130g
£1.43 - 140g
£1.52 - 150g
£1.61 - 160g
£1.70 - 170g
£1.79 - 180g
£1.88 - 190g
£1.97 - 200g
£2.06 - 210g
£2.15 - 220g
£2.24 - 230g
£2.33 - 240g
£2.42 - 250g
£2.51 - 260g
£2.60 - 270g
£2.69 - 280g
£2.78 - 290g
£2.87 - 300g
£2.96 - 310g
£3.05 - 320g
£3.14 - 330g
£3.23 - 340g
£3.32 - 350g
£3.41 - 360g
£3.50 - 370g
£3.59 - 380g
£3.68 - 390g
£3.77 - 400g
£3.86 - 410g
£3.95 - 420g
£4.04 - 430g
£4.13 - 440g
£4.22 - 450g
£4.31 - 460g
£4.40 - 470g
£4.49 - 480g
£4.58 - 490g
£4.67 - 500g
£5.00 - 600g
£5.80 - 700g
£6.60 - 800g
£7.40 - 900g
£8.20 - 1kg
£16.20 - 2kg
£24.20 - 3kg
£32.20 - 4kg
£40.20 - 5kg
1990
(17 Sep)
29p - 10g
37p - 20g
45p - 30g
53p - 40g
61p - 50g
69p - 60g
77p - 70g
85p - 80g
93p - 90g
£1.01 - 100g
£1.09 - 110g
£1.17 - 120g
£1.25 - 130g
£1.33 - 140g
£1.41 - 150g
£1.49 - 160g
£1.57 - 170g
£1.65 - 180g
£1.73 - 190g
£1.81 - 200g
£1.89 - 210g
£1.97 - 220g
£2.05 - 230g
£2.13 - 240g
£2.21 - 250g
£2.29 - 260g
£2.37 - 270g
£2.45 - 280g
£2.53 - 290g
£2.61 - 300g
£2.69 - 310g
£2.77 - 320g
£2.85 - 330g
£2.93 - 340g
£3.01 - 350g
£3.09 - 360g
£3.17 - 370g
£3.25 - 380g
£3.33 - 390g
£3.41 - 400g
£3.49 - 410g
£3.57 - 420g
£3.65 - 430g
£3.73 - 440g
£3.81 - 450g
£3.89 - 460g
£3.97 - 470g
£4.05 - 480g
£4.13 - 490g
£4.21 - 500g
£4.50 - 600g
£5.30 - 700g
£5.90 - 800g
£6.65 - 900g
£7.35 - 1kg
£14.50 - 2kg
£21.60 - 3kg
£28.75 - 4kg
£35.90 - 5kg
29p - 10g
37p - 20g
45p - 30g
53p - 40g
61p - 50g
69p - 60g
77p - 70g
85p - 80g
93p - 90g
£1.01 - 100g
£1.09 - 110g
£1.17 - 120g
£1.25 - 130g
£1.33 - 140g
£1.41 - 150g
£1.49 - 160g
£1.57 - 170g
£1.65 - 180g
£1.73 - 190g
£1.81 - 200g
£1.89 - 210g
£1.97 - 220g
£2.05 - 230g
£2.13 - 240g
£2.21 - 250g
£2.29 - 260g
£2.37 - 270g
£2.45 - 280g
£2.53 - 290g
£2.61 - 300g
£2.69 - 310g
£2.77 - 320g
£2.85 - 330g
£2.93 - 340g
£3.01 - 350g
£3.09 - 360g
£3.17 - 370g
£3.25 - 380g
£3.33 - 390g
£3.41 - 400g
£3.49 - 410g
£3.57 - 420g
£3.65 - 430g
£3.73 - 440g
£3.81 - 450g
£3.89 - 460g
£3.97 - 470g
£4.05 - 480g
£4.13 - 490g
£4.21 - 500g
£4.50 - 600g
£5.30 - 700g
£5.90 - 800g
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31p - 10g
40p - 20g
49p - 30g
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67p - 50g
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85p - 70g
94p - 80g
£1.03 - 90g
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£3.55 - 370g
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£3.73 - 390g
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£4.45 - 470g
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£5.10 - 600g
£5.90 - 700g
£6.75 - 800g
£7.55 - 900g
£8.35 - 1kg
£16.50 - 2kg
£24.70 - 3kg
£32.85 - 4kg
£41.00 - 5kg