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 Post subject: Insured letters to GB
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:00 pm 
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This is a question from an member of the German Philatelic Society (BDPh). I hope you can help him!

"Does anyone know the maximum amount, which could be send to England
May 1927 in a insured letter (Wertbrief)?"

Thanks for your help!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:05 pm 
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According to Michael Furfie's book, British Civilian Postage Rates of the 20th Century, the maximum value for a Foreign insured letter to most countries in 1927 was £400. But that's for a letter sent FROM the UK, not TO the UK. I would have thought the answer to the question lies in the rates of the country of origin, not UK rates.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:00 pm 
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The limit of insurance would have been the lower of the maximum allowed by the sending country and the maximum allowed by the destination country, I would think. So in this case either £400 or whatever the German limit was -- according to my 1933 PO Guide the limit TO Germany was £400 also (although insured letters were only sent via Holland), so FROM Germany the equivalent in marks is probably the answer


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