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Foreign and Colonial Post Warrants 1907-29

These Warrants were in the form of Statutory Rules and Orders, and are in the form of scanned digitised copies (with OCR'd text) extracted from volumes of these. A few later ones are also available as transcripts.

The text in the "Description" column is intended as a general summary of what the Warrant is about, in the manner of the "explanatory notes" officially added to later Warrants.

Date Warrant Description
1907
(1 Oct)

Foreign and Colonial Post Warrant 1907 (scan)

The Warrant updated the regulations relating to overseas post and the British Postal Agencies.

1908
(15 Jun)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 1) Warrant 1908 (scan)

Rates of postage from British Postal Agencies in Morocco to the UK, Empire or HM Forces.

1908
(1 Oct)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 2) Warrant 1908 (scan)

Reduction in rates to the USA.

1908
(13 Oct)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 3) Warrant 1908 (scan)

Rates for letters from British post offices in Levant, Morocco, and Ascension.

Postage stamps or printed articles "constituting the sign of a monetary value" no longer allowed as printed papers or commercial papers.

1908
(20 Oct)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 4) Warrant 1908 (scan)

British Solomon Islands Protectorate added to list of Empire destinations.

1909
(3 Aug)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 5) Warrant 1909 (scan)

British Indian Post Offices at Bahrein, Guadar [Qatar], and Muscat added to list of Empire destinations.

1909
(7 Aug)

Foreign and Colonial Post (Insured Boxes) Warrant 1909 (scan)

Introduction of rules and regulations for UPU insured box service.

1909
(1 Dec)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 6) Warrant 1909 (scan)

Canadian Magazine Post extended to Newfoundland.

1910
(1 Feb)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 7) Warrant 1910 (scan)

Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, and Trengganu in the Malay Peninsula added to list of Empire destinations.

1910
(17 Aug)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 8) Warrant 1910 (scan)

Packets containing coin or jewellery to be registered, or if not, packets posted in the UK to be returned to sender, incoming packets to be treated as inland packets were.

1910
(14 Oct)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 9) Warrant 1910 (scan)

British and French Post Offices in the French Settlements in India added to list of Empire destinations.

1911
(11 Aug)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 10) Warrant 1911 (scan)

Brunei in the Island of Borneo added to list of Empire destinations.

1911
(25 Aug)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 11) Warrant 1911 (scan)

Certificates of posting for unregistered letters authorised.

1913
(1 Jun)

Foreign and Colonial Post (Insured Boxes) Amendment (No. 1) Warrant 1913 (scan)

Sender allowed to prepay customs charges on an insured box.

1915
(1 Jan)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 12) Warrant 1914 (scan)

New rates for Canadian (and Newfoundland) Magazine Post.

1915
(1 Jul)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 13) Warrant 1915 (scan)

Introduction of "Blind Literature" service to Empire destinations and the USA.

1916
(1 Sep)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 14) Warrant 1916 (scan)

"Wei-hai-wei" substituted for "British Postal Agencies in China" in the list of Empire destinations.

1918
(3 Jun)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 15) Warrant 1918 (scan)

New rates for Empire destinations and the USA.

1919
(10 Nov)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 16) Warrant 1919 (scan)

Introduction of "Air Mail Express" service authorised.

1920
(1 Jun)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 17) Warrant 1920 (scan)

New rates for Empire destinations and the USA.

1921
(13 Jun)

Foreign and Colonial Post (Insured Boxes) Amendment (No. 2) Warrant 1921 (scan)

New rates for insured boxes.

1921
(13 Jun)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 18) Warrant 1921 (scan)

New rates for a range of overseas services to all destinations.

Letters between two HM Ships, letters to the British Postal Agency in Tangier, and letters posted in Ascension to the UK or Empire now included in Empire rate.

Items posted at a British Postal Agency in Turkey, China, Morocco or any other UPU member country to pay same rates as host country.

1922
(1 Jan)

Foreign and Colonial Post Warrant 1921 (scan)
(transcript)

The Warrant updated the regulations relating to overseas post and the British Postal Agencies.

1922
(29 May)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 1) Warrant 1922 (scan)
(transcript)

New rates for letters to the Empire and the USA.

Late-posted halfpenny packets may be detained until the following day.

1922
(1 Nov)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 2) Warrant 1922 (scan)
(transcript)

Bulk posting of magazines for Canada and Newfoundland.

1923
(14 May)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 3) Warrant 1923 (scan)
(transcript)

New rates for overseas letters.

Changes in wording to reflect the formation of the Irish Free State.

1924
(1 Jan)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 4) Warrant 1923 (scan)
(transcript)

Bulk posting of printed packets.

1924
(1 Apr)

Foreign and Colonial Post Amendment (No. 5) Warrant 1924 (scan)
(transcript)

Introduction of the Haifa-Baghdad overland mail service.

1925
(1 Oct)

Foreign and Colonial Post Warrant 1925 (scan)
(transcript)

The Warrant updated the regulations relating to overseas post and the British Postal Agencies.