Introduction

This section gives a reasonably comprehensive overview of many of the rates in force in the UK for the inland post over the years, and should be enough to answer many questions about the postage rate paid on an inland item. It is hoped to expand this over time with further detail to fill in the missing rates (especially the pre-1840 ones, and the more unusual situations such as late fees) to make it much more comprehensive.

Assistance is welcomed -- indeed solicited -- from any collectors who can make additional rate information available in a suitable format or offer advice. Those with expertise in pre-stamp rates are especially welcomed! Please with details.