Recorded Delivery/Signed For Rates from 1961

Introduction


First Day of service, 1st February 1961
This service was introduced on 1st February 1961 as a lower-cost alternative to registration, intended for those letters that contained no valuables but for which the sender required a signature on delivery.

It was and is available for any class of inland mail both before and after the move to two-tier post. Recorded Delivery packets are treated as ordinary mail in transit, and hence no compensation is available beyond that available with ordinary mail.

The name was changed to "Recorded Signed For" on 8th May 2003 and "Royal Mail Signed For" on 2nd April 2013.
Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee
1961
(1 Feb)
6d 1966
(3 Oct)
9d 1971
(15 Feb)
4p 1974
(24 Jun)
5p 1975
(17 Mar)
7p
1975
(29 Sep)
8p 1977
(13 Jun)
9p 1979
(20 Aug)
10p 1980
(4 Feb)
12p 1981
(26 Jan)
15p
1982
(1 Feb)
18p 1983
(5 Apr)
20p 1984
(3 Sep)
21p 1986
(20 Oct)
22p 1988
(5 Sep)
24p
1989
(2 Oct)
25p 1990
(17 Sep)
28p 1991
(16 Sep)
30p 1993
(28 Jun)
55p 1996
(8 Jul)
60p
2000
(27 Apr)
63p 2003
(8 May)
64p 2004
(1 Apr)
65p 2005
(7 Apr)
66p 2006
(3 Apr)
68p
2007
(2 Apr)
70p 2008
(7 Apr)
72p 2009
(6 Apr)
75p 2010
(6 Apr)
74p 2011
(4 Apr)
77p
2012
(30 Apr)
95p 2013
(2 Apr)
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