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Letter Rates 1991-2008

Introduction


2006 - 44p basic European rate on letter to Baltic

On 7th January 1991 the previous three-zone division of world destinations outside Europe was reduced to two, and special European airmail rates reintroduced. The initial rates were the same as for the previous Zones A/B/C, with A and B combined to form Zone 1 and C renamed Zone 2.

On 20th October 1986 a concessionary rate for members of the EEC (EU from 1993) had been introduced for all-up mail -- the lowest weight step letter rate (up to 20g) became equal to the minimum inland first class rate. The distinction was retained for European airmail in 1991 but the rates became equal again in 1998 (although the Post Office Schemes continued to show separate tables of rates until 2009).

Different rates for stamped and franked airmail letters were first introduced on 2nd April 2007. In 2008 the two-zone division of world destinations outside Europe was scrapped in favour of a single "Rest of World" zone.


Date Europe Zone 1 Zone 2
1991
(7 Jan)
26p - 20g
44p - 60g
65p - 100g
87p - 150g
1.09 - 200g
1.31 - 250g
1.52 - 300g
1.79 - 350g
2.00 - 400g
2.21 - 450g
2.43 - 500g
3.53 - 750g
4.60 - 1kg
5.58 - 1.25kg
6.56 - 1.5kg
7.31 - 1.75kg
8.45 - 2kg
37p - 10g
53p - 20g
70p - 30g
87p - 40g
1.04 - 50g
1.21 - 60g
1.38 - 70g
1.55 - 80g
1.72 - 90g
1.89 - 100g
2.06 - 110g
2.23 - 120g
2.40 - 130g
2.57 - 140g
2.74 - 150g
2.91 - 160g

Each addl. 20g - 17p
37p - 10g
57p - 20g
78p - 30g
99p - 40g
1.20 - 50g
1.41 - 60g
1.62 - 70g
1.83 - 80g
2.04 - 90g
2.25 - 100g
2.46 - 110g
2.67 - 120g
2.88 - 130g
3.09 - 140g
3.30 - 150g
3.51 - 160g

Each addl. 20g - 21p
EEC 20g rate = 22p
1991
(16 Sep)

28p - 20g
39p - 40g
50p - 60g
61p - 80g
72p - 100g
83p - 120g
94p - 140g
1.05 - 160g
1.16 - 180g
1.27 - 200g
1.38 - 220g
1.49 - 240g
1.60 - 260g
1.71 - 280g
1.82 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 11p
39p - 10g
57p - 20g
89p - 40g
1.21 - 60g
1.53 - 80g
1.85 - 100g
2.17 - 120g
2.49 - 140g
2.81 - 160g
3.13 - 180g
3.45 - 200g
3.77 - 220g
4.09 - 240g
4.41 - 260g
4.73 - 280g
5.05 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 32p
39p - 10g
57p - 20g
99p - 40g
1.41 - 60g
1.83 - 80g
2.25 - 100g
2.67 - 120g
3.09 - 140g
3.51 - 160g
3.93 - 180g
4.35 - 200g
4.77 - 220g
5.19 - 240g
5.61 - 260g
6.03 - 280g
6.45 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 42p
EEC/EU 20g rate = 24p
1993
(1 Nov)

30p - 20g
42p - 40g
54p - 60g
66p - 80g
78p - 100g
90p - 120g
1.02 - 140g
1.14 - 160g
1.26 - 180g
1.38 - 200g
1.50 - 220g
1.62 - 240g
1.74 - 260g
1.86 - 280g
1.98 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 12p
41p - 10g
60p - 20g
92p - 40g
1.24 - 60g
1.56 - 80g
1.88 - 100g
2.20 - 120g
2.52 - 140g
2.84 - 160g
3.16 - 180g
3.48 - 200g
3.80 - 220g
4.12 - 240g
4.44 - 260g
4.76 - 280g
5.08 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 32p
41p - 10g
60p - 20g
1.02 - 40g
1.44 - 60g
1.86 - 80g
2.28 - 100g
2.70 - 120g
3.12 - 140g
3.54 - 160g
3.96 - 180g
4.38 - 200g
4.80 - 220g
5.22 - 240g
5.64 - 260g
6.06 - 280g
6.48 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 42p
EU 20g rate = 25p
1996
(8 Jul)

31p - 20g
44p - 40g
56p - 60g
69p - 80g
82p - 100g
94p - 120g
1.07 - 140g
1.19 - 160g
1.32 - 180g
1.44 - 200g
1.57 - 220g
1.69 - 240g
1.82 - 260g
1.95 - 280g
2.07 - 300g
2.20 - 320g
2.32 - 340g
2.45 - 360g
2.57 - 380g
2.70 - 400g
2.82 - 420g
2.95 - 440g
3.08 - 460g
3.20 - 480g
3.33 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 13p
43p - 10g
63p - 20g
96p - 40g
1.30 - 60g
1.63 - 80g
1.97 - 100g
2.30 - 120g
2.64 - 140g
2.97 - 160g
3.31 - 180g
3.64 - 200g
3.97 - 220g
4.31 - 240g
4.64 - 260g
4.98 - 280g
5.31 - 300g
5.65 - 320g
5.98 - 340g
6.32 - 360g
6.65 - 380g
6.99 - 400g
7.32 - 420g
7.66 - 440g
7.99 - 460g
8.33 - 480g
8.66 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 33p
43p - 10g
63p - 20g
1.07 - 40g
1.51 - 60g
1.95 - 80g
2.38 - 100g
2.82 - 120g
3.26 - 140g
3.70 - 160g
4.14 - 180g
4.58 - 200g
5.02 - 220g
5.46 - 240g
5.90 - 260g
6.34 - 280g
6.78 - 300g
7.22 - 320g
7.66 - 340g
8.10 - 360g
8.54 - 380g
8.97 - 400g
9.41 - 420g
9.85 - 440g
10.29 - 460g
10.73 - 480g
11.17 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
EU 20g rate = 26p. For some reason the rate increments up to 500g did not vary in an entirely consistent pattern, hence the extended table
1998
(6 Apr)

30p - 20g
44p - 40g
56p - 60g
69p - 80g
82p - 100g
94p - 120g
1.07 - 140g
1.19 - 160g
1.32 - 180g
1.44 - 200g
1.57 - 220g
1.69 - 240g
1.82 - 260g
1.95 - 280g
2.07 - 300g
2.20 - 320g
2.32 - 340g
2.45 - 360g
2.57 - 380g
2.70 - 400g
2.82 - 420g
2.95 - 440g
3.08 - 460g
3.20 - 480g
3.33 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 13p
43p - 10g
63p - 20g
96p - 40g
1.30 - 60g
1.63 - 80g
1.97 - 100g
2.30 - 120g
2.64 - 140g
2.97 - 160g
3.31 - 180g
3.64 - 200g
3.97 - 220g
4.31 - 240g
4.64 - 260g
4.98 - 280g
5.31 - 300g
5.65 - 320g
5.98 - 340g
6.32 - 360g
6.65 - 380g
6.99 - 400g
7.32 - 420g
7.66 - 440g
7.99 - 460g
8.33 - 480g
8.66 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 33p
43p - 10g
63p - 20g
1.07 - 40g
1.51 - 60g
1.95 - 80g
2.38 - 100g
2.82 - 120g
3.26 - 140g
3.70 - 160g
4.14 - 180g
4.58 - 200g
5.02 - 220g
5.46 - 240g
5.90 - 260g
6.34 - 280g
6.78 - 300g
7.22 - 320g
7.66 - 340g
8.10 - 360g
8.54 - 380g
8.97 - 400g
9.41 - 420g
9.85 - 440g
10.29 - 460g
10.73 - 480g
11.17 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
EU rate became equal to overall Europe rate (which was slightly reduced to compensate), all other rates unchanged
1999
(26 Apr)

30p - 20g
44p - 40g
56p - 60g
69p - 80g
82p - 100g
94p - 120g
1.07 - 140g
1.19 - 160g
1.32 - 180g
1.44 - 200g
1.57 - 220g
1.69 - 240g
1.82 - 260g
1.95 - 280g
2.07 - 300g
2.20 - 320g
2.32 - 340g
2.45 - 360g
2.57 - 380g
2.70 - 400g
2.82 - 420g
2.95 - 440g
3.08 - 460g
3.20 - 480g
3.33 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 13p
44p - 10g
64p - 20g
99p - 40g
1.34 - 60g
1.69 - 80g
2.04 - 100g
2.39 - 120g
2.74 - 140g
3.09 - 160g
3.44 - 180g
3.79 - 200g
4.14 - 220g
4.49 - 240g
4.84 - 260g
5.19 - 280g
5.54 - 300g
5.89 - 320g
6.24 - 340g
6.59 - 360g
6.94 - 380g
7.29 - 400g
7.64 - 420g
7.99 - 440g
8.34 - 460g
8.69 - 480g
9.04 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 35p
44p - 10g
64p - 20g
1.06 - 40g
1.48 - 60g
1.90 - 80g
2.32 - 100g
2.74 - 120g
3.16 - 140g
3.58 - 160g
4.00 - 180g
4.42 - 200g
4.84 - 220g
5.26 - 240g
5.68 - 260g
6.10 - 280g
6.52 - 300g
6.94 - 320g
7.36 - 340g
7.78 - 360g
8.20 - 380g
8.62 - 400g
9.04 - 420g
9.46 - 440g
9.88 - 460g
10.30 - 480g
10.72 - 500g

Each addl. 20g - 42p
1999
(25 Oct)

34p - 20g
48p - 40g
62p - 60g
76p - 80g
90p - 100g
1.04 - 120g
1.18 - 140g
1.32 - 160g
1.46 - 180g
1.60 - 200g
1.74 - 220g
1.88 - 240g
2.02 - 260g
2.16 - 280g
2.30 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 14p
44p - 10g
64p - 20g
99p - 40g
1.34 - 60g
1.69 - 80g
2.04 - 100g
2.39 - 120g
2.74 - 140g
3.09 - 160g
3.44 - 180g
3.79 - 200g
4.14 - 220g
4.49 - 240g
4.84 - 260g
5.19 - 280g
5.54 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 35p
44p - 10g
64p - 20g
1.06 - 40g
1.48 - 60g
1.90 - 80g
2.32 - 100g
2.74 - 120g
3.16 - 140g
3.58 - 160g
4.00 - 180g
4.42 - 200g
4.84 - 220g
5.26 - 240g
5.68 - 260g
6.10 - 280g
6.52 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 42p
2000
(27 Apr)

36p - 20g
50p - 40g
65p - 60g
80p - 80g
95p - 100g
1.10 - 120g
1.25 - 140g
1.40 - 160g
1.55 - 180g
1.70 - 200g
1.85 - 220g
2.00 - 240g
2.15 - 260g
2.30 - 280g
2.45 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 15p
45p - 10g
65p - 20g
1.00 - 40g
1.35 - 60g
1.70 - 80g
2.05 - 100g
2.40 - 120g
2.75 - 140g
3.10 - 160g
3.45 - 180g
3.80 - 200g
4.15 - 220g
4.50 - 240g
4.85 - 260g
5.20 - 280g
5.55 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 35p
45p - 10g
65p - 20g
1.07 - 40g
1.49 - 60g
1.91 - 80g
2.33 - 100g
2.75 - 120g
3.17 - 140g
3.59 - 160g
4.01 - 180g
4.43 - 200g
4.85 - 220g
5.27 - 240g
5.69 - 260g
6.11 - 280g
6.53 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 42p
2001
(2 Jul)

37p - 20g
52p - 40g
68p - 60g
84p - 80g
99p - 100g
1.14 - 120g
1.29 - 140g
1.44 - 160g
1.59 - 180g
1.74 - 200g
1.89 - 220g
2.04 - 240g
2.19 - 260g
2.34 - 280g
2.49 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 15p
45p - 10g
65p - 20g
1.00 - 40g
1.35 - 60g
1.70 - 80g
2.05 - 100g
2.40 - 120g
2.75 - 140g
3.10 - 160g
3.45 - 180g
3.80 - 200g
4.15 - 220g
4.50 - 240g
4.85 - 260g
5.20 - 280g
5.55 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 35p
45p - 10g
65p - 20g
1.07 - 40g
1.49 - 60g
1.91 - 80g
2.33 - 100g
2.75 - 120g
3.17 - 140g
3.59 - 160g
4.01 - 180g
4.43 - 200g
4.85 - 220g
5.27 - 240g
5.69 - 260g
6.11 - 280g
6.53 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 42p
2002
(4 Jul)

37p - 20g
52p - 40g
68p - 60g
84p - 80g
99p - 100g
1.14 - 120g
1.29 - 140g
1.44 - 160g
1.59 - 180g
1.74 - 200g
1.89 - 220g
2.04 - 240g
2.19 - 260g
2.34 - 280g
2.49 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 15p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.05 - 40g
1.42 - 60g
1.79 - 80g
2.16 - 100g
2.52 - 120g
2.88 - 140g
3.24 - 160g
3.60 - 180g
3.96 - 200g
4.32 - 220g
4.68 - 240g
5.04 - 260g
5.40 - 280g
5.77 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.12 - 40g
1.56 - 60g
2.00 - 80g
2.44 - 100g
2.88 - 120g
3.32 - 140g
3.76 - 160g
4.20 - 180g
4.64 - 200g
5.08 - 220g
5.52 - 240g
5.96 - 260g
6.40 - 280g
6.84 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
2003
(8 May)

38p - 20g
53p - 40g
69p - 60g
85p - 80g
1.01 - 100g
1.17 - 120g
1.32 - 140g
1.47 - 160g
1.62 - 180g
1.77 - 200g
1.93 - 220g
2.09 - 240g
2.25 - 260g
2.41 - 280g
2.57 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 16p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.05 - 40g
1.42 - 60g
1.79 - 80g
2.16 - 100g
2.52 - 120g
2.88 - 140g
3.24 - 160g
3.60 - 180g
3.96 - 200g
4.32 - 220g
4.68 - 240g
5.04 - 260g
5.40 - 280g
5.77 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.12 - 40g
1.56 - 60g
2.00 - 80g
2.44 - 100g
2.88 - 120g
3.32 - 140g
3.76 - 160g
4.20 - 180g
4.64 - 200g
5.08 - 220g
5.52 - 240g
5.96 - 260g
6.40 - 280g
6.84 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
2004
(1 Apr)

40p - 20g
57p - 40g
74p - 60g
91p - 80g
1.08 - 100g
1.25 - 120g
1.42 - 140g
1.58 - 160g
1.74 - 180g
1.90 - 200g
2.06 - 220g
2.22 - 240g
2.38 - 260g
2.54 - 280g
2.70 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 16p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.05 - 40g
1.42 - 60g
1.79 - 80g
2.16 - 100g
2.52 - 120g
2.88 - 140g
3.24 - 160g
3.60 - 180g
3.96 - 200g
4.32 - 220g
4.68 - 240g
5.04 - 260g
5.40 - 280g
5.77 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.12 - 40g
1.56 - 60g
2.00 - 80g
2.44 - 100g
2.88 - 120g
3.32 - 140g
3.76 - 160g
4.20 - 180g
4.64 - 200g
5.08 - 220g
5.52 - 240g
5.96 - 260g
6.40 - 280g
6.84 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
2005
(7 Apr)

42p - 20g
60p - 40g
78p - 60g
96p - 80g
1.14 - 100g
1.32 - 120g
1.50 - 140g
1.68 - 160g
1.86 - 180g
2.03 - 200g
2.20 - 220g
2.37 - 240g
2.54 - 260g
2.71 - 280g
2.88 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 17p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.05 - 40g
1.42 - 60g
1.79 - 80g
2.16 - 100g
2.53 - 120g
2.90 - 140g
3.27 - 160g
3.64 - 180g
4.01 - 200g
4.38 - 220g
4.75 - 240g
5.12 - 260g
5.49 - 280g
5.86 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
47p - 10g
68p - 20g
1.12 - 40g
1.56 - 60g
2.00 - 80g
2.44 - 100g
2.88 - 120g
3.32 - 140g
3.76 - 160g
4.20 - 180g
4.64 - 200g
5.08 - 220g
5.52 - 240g
5.96 - 260g
6.40 - 280g
6.84 - 300g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
2006
(3 Apr)

44p - 20g
64p - 40g
83p - 60g
1.02 - 80g
1.21 - 100g
1.41 - 120g
1.60 - 140g
1.79 - 160g
1.99 - 180g
2.17 - 200g
2.35 - 220g
2.53 - 240g
2.71 - 260g
2.89 - 280g
3.08 - 300g
3.25 - 320g
3.43 - 340g
3.61 - 360g
3.79 - 380g
3.97 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 18p
50p - 10g
72p - 20g
1.12 - 40g
1.51 - 60g
1.91 - 80g
2.31 - 100g
2.70 - 120g
3.10 - 140g
3.49 - 160g
3.89 - 180g
4.29 - 200g
4.66 - 220g
5.03 - 240g
5.40 - 260g
5.77 - 280g
6.14 - 300g
6.51 - 320g
6.88 - 340g
7.25 - 360g
7.62 - 380g
7.99 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
50p - 10g
72p - 20g
1.19 - 40g
1.66 - 60g
2.14 - 80g
2.61 - 100g
3.08 - 120g
3.55 - 140g
4.02 - 160g
4.49 - 180g
4.96 - 200g
5.40 - 220g
5.84 - 240g
6.28 - 260g
6.72 - 280g
7.16 - 300g
7.60 - 320g
8.04 - 340g
8.48 - 360g
8.92 - 380g
9.36 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
Europe 300g figure is anomalous - 3.07 would fit sequence - but it is given as 3.08 in both the Post Office Scheme and the customer post office leaflet
2007
(2 Apr)
Stamped Franked Stamped Franked Stamped Franked

48p - 20g
69p - 40g
90p - 60g
1.10 - 80g
1.31 - 100g
1.52 - 120g
1.73 - 140g
1.94 - 160g
2.15 - 180g
2.35 - 200g
2.54 - 220g
2.74 - 240g
2.94 - 260g
3.13 - 280g
3.34 - 300g
3.52 - 320g
3.70 - 340g
3.88 - 360g
4.06 - 380g
4.24 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 18p

47p - 20g
68p - 40g
88p - 60g
1.08 - 80g
1.28 - 100g
1.49 - 120g
1.70 - 140g
1.90 - 160g
2.11 - 180g
2.30 - 200g
2.49 - 220g
2.69 - 240g
2.88 - 260g
3.07 - 280g
3.27 - 300g
3.45 - 320g
3.63 - 340g
3.81 - 360g
3.99 - 380g
4.17 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 18p
54p - 10g
78p - 20g
1.17 - 40g
1.58 - 60g
2.00 - 80g
2.42 - 100g
2.83 - 120g
3.25 - 140g
3.66 - 160g
4.08 - 180g
4.50 - 200g
4.89 - 220g
5.28 - 240g
5.67 - 260g
6.05 - 280g
6.44 - 300g
6.81 - 320g
7.18 - 340g
7.55 - 360g
7.92 - 380g
8.29 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
53p - 10g
77p - 20g
1.16 - 40g
1.56 - 60g
1.98 - 80g
2.40 - 100g
2.80 - 120g
3.22 - 140g
3.62 - 160g
4.04 - 180g
4.46 - 200g
4.84 - 220g
5.23 - 240g
5.61 - 260g
5.99 - 280g
6.38 - 300g
6.75 - 320g
7.12 - 340g
7.49 - 360g
7.86 - 380g
8.23 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 37p
54p - 10g
78p - 20g
1.24 - 40g
1.74 - 60g
2.24 - 80g
2.74 - 100g
3.23 - 120g
3.72 - 140g
4.22 - 160g
4.71 - 180g
5.20 - 200g
5.67 - 220g
6.13 - 240g
6.59 - 260g
7.05 - 280g
7.51 - 300g
7.95 - 320g
8.39 - 340g
8.83 - 360g
9.27 - 380g
9.71 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 44p
53p - 10g
77p - 20g
1.23 - 40g
1.72 - 60g
2.22 - 80g
2.71 - 100g
3.20 - 120g
3.68 - 140g
4.18 - 160g
4.66 - 180g
5.15 - 200g
5.61 - 220g
6.07 - 240g
6.52 - 260g
6.98 - 280g
7.43 - 300g
7.87 - 320g
8.31 - 340g
8.75 - 360g
9.19 - 380g
9.63 - 400g

Each addl. 20g - 44p