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British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Regulations 1961-69

From this point, the printed rules were referred to as "Regulations" rather than "Warrants", although the first few were amendments to the British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Warrant 1959.

Date Instrument Explanatory Note
1961
(1 Oct)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1961 (link)

"Where postage of one and one-halfpence, twopence or two and one-halfpence only has been paid on any printed packet and the packet is posted after such hour as the Postmaster General may from time to time fix, the packet may be withheld from despatch until any subsequent despatch."

1962
(1 Jun)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1962 (link)

These Regulations, which come into operation on 1st June 1962, apply to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries. They amend the list of countries or places in respect of which reduced rates of postage and special limits of weight and size apply; the main amendment is the deletion from the list of the Union of South Africa and South West Africa.

1963
(1 Jul)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 1963 (link)

These regulations, which come into operation on 1st July 1963, amend the regulations relating to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries (except the Republic of Ireland).

The main changes are as follows:–

  1. The postage on outgoing printed packets, commercial packets, sample packets and small packets is increased.
  2. The registration fee on an outgoing packet is increased.
  3. The special postage rates for newspapers, magazines and trade journals sent to Canada are withdrawn.
1965
(17 May)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 5) Regulations 1965 (link)

These regulations, which come into operation on the 17th May 1965, amend the regulations relating to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries (except the Republic of Ireland).

The main changes are:–

  1. the rates of postage for surface letters and postcards to Commonwealth countries are increased;
  2. the rates of postage for Forces air letters, and for surface letters and postcards sent to Forces overseas or sent by Forces overseas to this country, are increased.
1965
(13 Dec)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Regulations 1965 (link)

These regulations which come into operation on 13th December 1965 consolidate with minor and drafting amendments the British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Warrant 1959 and the instruments amending it. The instruments are set out in Schedule 8.

1966
(1 Feb)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 1) Regulations 1965 (link)

These regulations, which come into operation on 1st February 1966, amend the regulations relating to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries (except the Republic of Ireland). Effect is given to new rules of the Universal Postal Convention.

The principal changes are:

  1. The commercial packet service is abolished. Some of the articles which formerly could be transmitted in commercial packets may in future be transmitted in printed packets.
  2. An outgoing Phonopost service is introduced.
  3. Samples sent by the sample packet service may not be of commercial value or liable to customs duty in the country of destination.
  4. The minimum surcharge on an incoming postal packet on which the postage was not paid or was underpaid is increased from 1d. to 3d.
  5. The rate for the bulk postage of printed packets is reduced.
1966
(3 Oct)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1966 (link)

These regulations, which come into operation on 3rd October 1966, amend the regulations relating to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries (except the Republic of Ireland).

The main changes are that various rates of postage and charges for service are increased. The following table shows the principal changes.

[list of changes]

A new fee is introduced for the provision of facilities for the inspection of postal packets in bond.

1968
(16 Sep)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1968 (link)

These Regulations, which come into operation on 16th September 1968, amend the regulations relating to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries (except the Republic of Ireland). The principal amendments are as follows:

  1. The rates of insurance for insured letters and boxes are adjusted in favour of senders.
  2. The maximum amounts of compensation payable in respect of lost or damaged registered packets (other than insured letters or insured boxes) are increased.
  3. Various rates of postage and a charge for service are altered. The following table sets out the principal changes:

[list of changes]

1969
(1 Jul)

British Commonwealth and Foreign Post Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 1969 (link)

These Regulations, which come into operation on the 1st July 1969, amend the regulations relating to postal packets (other than parcels) sent to or received from British Commonwealth or foreign countries (except the Republic of Ireland).

The Schedule of specified countries or places is amended to take account of recent changes of status of the countries concerned.

The rates of postage for printed packets sent to Her Majesty's Forces overseas are revised so as to eliminate any charge containing an odd halfpenny. The effect of the changes is as follows:–

[list of changes]