Parcel Rates 1966-1987

Introduction


Tag for parcel sent at £1.05 local rate for 3-4kg, 1977-81 (unreadable date in cancel
but presumably 1977, when recess-printed £1 replaced by a photogravure stamp)
On 3rd October 1966 a new system was introduced that distinguished between "national" and "area" (or "local" or "county") parcels -- the latter term referred to parcels between locations within a particular area of the country, such as a county or the London Postal Region. They were granted a concessionary rate, usually a fixed (or nearly fixed) reduction across all weight steps, which thus was of less significance the heavier the parcel was.

From 7th June 1976, this local parcel rate was no longer available inside the London Postal Districts (i.e. LPR Inner Area), and the concession was abandoned entirely on 6th September 1987.

Registration of parcels was abolished on 4th September 1972 and replaced by the Compensation Fee Parcels service.

Rates

Date Ordinary Rate Local Delivery Rate Date Ordinary Rate Local Delivery Rate
1966
(3 Oct)
2s 6d – 1½lb
3s – 2lb
4s 6d – 6lb
6s – 10lb
7s 6d – 14lb
9s – 18lb
10s 6d – 22lb
1s 6d – 1½lb
2s – 2lb
3s 6d – 6lb
5s – 10lb
6s 6d – 14lb
8s – 18lb
9s 6d – 22lb
1971
(15 Feb)
15p – 1½lb
20p – 2lb
24p – 4lb
27½p – 6lb
35p – 10lb
45p – 14lb
55p – 18lb
65p – 22lb
10p – 1½lb
15p – 2lb
19p – 4lb
22½p – 6lb
30p – 10lb
40p – 14lb
50p – 18lb
60p – 22lb
1972
(6 Mar)
16p – 1½lb
21p – 2lb
25p – 4lb
29p – 6lb
37p – 10lb
47p – 14lb
57p – 18lb
67p – 22lb
11p – 1½lb
16p – 2lb
20p – 4lb
24p – 6lb
32p – 10lb
42p – 14lb
52p – 18lb
62p – 22lb
1973
(10 Sep)
20p – 1½lb
22p – 2lb
27p – 4lb
32p – 6lb
37p – 8lb
42p – 10lb
52p – 14lb
62p – 18lb
72p – 22lb
15p – 1½lb
17p – 2lb
22p – 4lb
27p – 6lb
32p – 8lb
37p – 10lb
47p – 14lb
57p – 18lb
67p – 22lb
1974
(24 Jun)
23p – 2lb
30p – 4lb
36p – 6lb
42p – 8lb
48p – 10lb
53p – 12lb
58p – 14lb
63p – 16lb
68p – 18lb
73p – 20lb
78p – 22lb
18p – 2lb
25p – 4lb
31p – 6lb
37p – 8lb
43p – 10lb
48p – 12lb
53p – 14lb
58p – 16lb
63p – 18lb
68p – 20lb
73p – 22lb
1975
(17 Mar)
37p – 2lb
46p – 4lb
54p – 6lb
62p – 8lb
70p – 10lb
78p – 12lb
85p – 14lb
91p – 16lb
97p – 18lb
£1.03 – 20lb
£1.09 – 22lb
30p – 2lb
39p – 4lb
47p – 6lb
55p – 8lb
63p – 10lb
71p – 12lb
77p – 14lb
83p – 16lb
89p – 18lb
95p – 20lb
£1.01 – 22lb
1976
(7 Jun)
55p – 1kg
70p – 2kg
85p – 3kg
£1.00 – 4kg
£1.10 – 5kg
£1.20 – 6kg
£1.30 – 7kg
£1.40 – 8kg
£1.50 – 9kg
£1.60 – 10kg
45p – 1kg
60p – 2kg
75p – 3kg
90p – 4kg
99p – 5kg
£1.09 – 6kg
£1.19 – 7kg
£1.29 – 8kg
£1.39 – 9kg
£1.49 – 10kg
1977
(13 Jun)
66p – 1kg
86p – 2kg
£1.06 – 3kg
£1.16 – 4kg
£1.26 – 5kg
£1.36 – 6kg
£1.46 – 7kg
£1.51 – 8kg
£1.56 – 9kg
£1.61 – 10kg
56p – 1kg
76p – 2kg
96p – 3kg
£1.05 – 4kg
£1.15 – 5kg
£1.25 – 6kg
£1.35 – 7kg
£1.40 – 8kg
£1.45 – 9kg
£1.50 – 10kg
1981
(26 Jan)
£1.10 – 1kg
£1.43 – 2kg
£1.73 – 3kg
£1.90 – 4kg
£2.05 – 5kg
£2.20 – 6kg
£2.35 – 7kg
£2.45 – 8kg
£2.55 – 9kg
£2.65 – 10kg
92p – 1kg
£1.25 – 2kg
£1.55 – 3kg
£1.72 – 4kg
£1.87 – 5kg
£2.02 – 6kg
£2.17 – 7kg
£2.27 – 8kg
£2.37 – 9kg
£2.47 – 10kg
1982
(1 Feb)
£1.20 – 1kg
£1.57 – 2kg
£1.90 – 3kg
£2.10 – 4kg
£2.25 – 5kg
£2.40 – 6kg
£2.55 – 7kg
£2.70 – 8kg
£2.80 – 9kg
£2.90 – 10kg
£1.00 – 1kg
£1.37 – 2kg
£1.70 – 3kg
£1.90 – 4kg
£2.05 – 5kg
£2.20 – 6kg
£2.35 – 7kg
£2.50 – 8kg
£2.60 – 9kg
£2.70 – 10kg
1983
(5 Apr)
£1.30 – 1kg
£1.67 – 2kg
£2.00 – 3kg
£2.20 – 4kg
£2.35 – 5kg
£2.50 – 6kg
£2.65 – 7kg
£2.80 – 8kg
£2.95 – 9kg
£3.10 – 10kg
£3.95 – 22½kg
£1.10 – 1kg
£1.47 – 2kg
£1.90 – 3kg
£2.00 – 4kg
£2.15 – 5kg
£2.30 – 6kg
£2.45 – 7kg
£2.60 – 8kg
£2.75 – 9kg
£2.90 – 10kg
£3.75 – 22½kg
1984
(3 Sep)
£1.33 – 1kg
£1.72 – 2kg
£2.10 – 3kg
£2.30 – 4kg
£2.50 – 5kg
£2.65 – 6kg
£2.80 – 7kg
£2.95 – 8kg
£3.10 – 9kg
£3.25 – 10kg
£4.15 – 25kg
£1.13 – 1kg
£1.52 – 2kg
£1.90 – 3kg
£2.10 – 4kg
£2.30 – 5kg
£2.45 – 6kg
£2.60 – 7kg
£2.75 – 8kg
£2.90 – 9kg
£3.05 – 10kg
£3.95 – 25kg
1985
(2 Sep)
£1.41 – 1kg
£1.82 – 2kg
£2.23 – 3kg
£2.44 – 4kg
£2.65 – 5kg
£2.80 – 6kg
£2.95 – 7kg
£3.10 – 8kg
£3.30 – 9kg
£3.45 – 10kg
£4.40 – 25kg
£1.21 – 1kg
£1.62 – 2kg
£2.03 – 3kg
£2.24 – 4kg
£2.45 – 5kg
£2.60 – 6kg
£2.75 – 7kg
£2.90 – 8kg
£3.10 – 9kg
£3.25 – 10kg
£4.20 – 25kg
1986
(1 Sep)
£1.50 – 1kg
£1.90 – 2kg
£2.35 – 3kg
£2.55 – 4kg
£2.75 – 5kg
£2.95 – 6kg
£3.10 – 7kg
£3.25 – 8kg
£3.45 – 9kg
£3.60 – 10kg
£4.60 – 25kg
£1.30 – 1kg
£1.70 – 2kg
£2.15 – 3kg
£2.35 – 4kg
£2.55 – 5kg
£2.75 – 6kg
£2.90 – 7kg
£3.05 – 8kg
£3.25 – 9kg
£3.40 – 10kg
£4.40 – 25kg

Rates reproduced by courtesy of Post Office Archives.