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Samples Rates 1948-1971

Introduction


1951: 5s 4d sixteenth step rate on special expandable tea sample envelope to USA

The Zones A-C airmail samples rates were introduced on 1st February 1948 along with the other types of second class airmail.

There was no minimum rate, unlike small packets or commercial papers.

The service was discontinued on 1st July 1971, although before that point the rates had been the same as those for regular printed papers throughout. The rates are repeated below for convenience of reference.

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