Letters and Packets
Other Classes of Mail
Recorded Delivery/Signed For Rates from 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.
First Day of service, 1st February 1961
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.
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