Registered Express Mail
IntroductionThis display of Registered Mail delivered by the Express Service is in answer to a Society Member wishing to form a census of such mail. (GBPS Newsletter 401 p 10)
The items scanned represent what I have acquired over a 15 year period, just 30 examples dated between 1901 and 1967. The majority are Inland with just two on overseas mail.
Each scan is named by the date/s of posting.
Early examples are difficult to find and the display lacks examples from the period of mid‑1920s to early 1930s.
It has been of interest to pick out a special group from a collection and it is hoped other such displays will follow.
One point to take into account is the presence of philatelic covers, such as first day covers – just one example is shown in the display.
1907 introduction of Registration labels
1919 Express Fee increased to 6d from 3d
1921 the Registration Fee increased to 3d from 2d
1949 the Registration Fee increased to 4d
1952 the Registration fee increased to 6d
1956 Express fee increased to 1s
1965 Express fee increased to 3s