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Express Rates (1947)-1980

Introduction


1975 - 10p first step Zone B airmail + 40p express fee, First Day use of Architecture set
to famous conductor Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musical director 1969-92

Overseas express post was available (indeed, much more useful) with airmail, and allowed the sender to prepay the foreign fee for express delivery at the destination according to the local regulations.

For the details of how it worked and the full rates table see under surface mail, but the rates covering the period from 1947 are repeated below for convenience.

Express Delivery was rebranded and enhanced as "Swiftair" in 1980.

Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee Date Fee
1921
(13 Jun)
6d 1956
(1 Jan)
1s 1966
(3 Oct)
2s 1971
(15 Feb)
10p 1971
(1 Jul)
20p
1974
(24 Jun)
40p 1975
(29 Sep)
60p 1979
(20 Aug)
90p 1980
(4 Feb)
1.00 1980
(12 Oct)
Last day