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Author:  Theo [ Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  George VI Insured Letter

Hi,

another question about an insured cover from me. Can anybody tell me which amount was covered by the insurance of 1s11d in November 1945?

Thanks in advance

Theo

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Author:  mozzerb [ Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Transfer from previous board: original post 658

Hi Theo -- sorry I didn't notice this before!

It's an inland insured cover, which basically meant paying a higher registration fee than the basic, so the registration rates (from 1921) were as follows:

3d basic for up to £5 cover
4d for up to £20 cover
then 1d per additional £20 cover to a maximum of £400.

These rates increased by 1d on 1st May 1949 and by another 2d on 1st May 1952.

So your 1/11 rate cover is the maximum possible, for £380-400 worth of compensation. A very nice item indeed, both as a piece of KGVI postal history and from the point of view of registered mail!

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