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Newspaper Rates to Europe 1966-1991

Introduction


1978 to Sweden - 9p second step rate for 20-50g from 1975-79
Although there were concessionary surface rates for classes of mail such as printed papers, these did not generally apply in the "all-up" service to Europe in this period -- air carriage (where faster) required payment at the letter rate.

The exception was an air newspaper rate introduced on 3rd October 1966 -- this was referred to as "all-up", although the surface printed papers rate was still cheaper. The weight limit was 4lb and later 2kg.

On 7th January 1991 separate airmail rates to Europe were reintroduced, including a printed papers rate, and from that point there was no separate airmail newspaper rate to Europe.

Rates

Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate
1966
(3 Oct)
6d - 1oz
10d - 2oz
1s 2d - 3oz
1s 6d - 4oz
1s 10d - 5oz
2s 2d - 6oz
2s 6d - 7oz
2s 10d - 8oz
3s 2d - 9oz
3s 6d - 10oz
3s 10d - 11oz
4s 2d - 12oz

Each addl. 1oz - 4d
1971
(15 Feb)
2d - 1oz
4d - 2oz
5d - 3oz
7d - 4oz
8d - 5oz
10d - 6oz
11d - 7oz
1s 1d - 8oz
1s 2d - 9oz
1s 4d - 10oz
1s 5d - 11oz
1s 7d - 12oz

Each addl. 1oz - 1d
1971
(1 Jul)
3p - 1oz
5p - 2oz
7p - 4oz
10p - 8oz
20p - 1lb
35p - 2lb
70p - 4lb
1974
(24 Jun)
4p - 1oz
6p - 2oz
9p - 4oz
12p - 8oz
22p - 1lb
40p - 2lb
75p - 4lb
1975
(17 Mar)
6p - 1oz
9p - 2oz
14p - 4oz
18p - 8oz
32p - 1lb
60p - 2lb
1.10 - 4lb
1975
(29 Sep)
6p - 20g
9p - 50g
14p - 100g
18p - 250g
32p - 500g
60p - 1kg
1.10 - 2kg
1979
(20 Aug)
8p - 20g
11p - 50g
18p - 100g
23p - 250g
40p - 500g
75p - 1kg
1.38 - 2kg
1980
(4 Feb)
9p - 20g
14p - 50g
20p - 100g
27p - 250g
47p - 500g
88p - 1kg
1.51 - 2kg
1981
(16 Jan)
12p - 20g
18p - 60g
26p - 100g
30p - 150g
33p - 200g
36p - 250g
41p - 300g
47p - 350g
52p - 400g
58p - 450g
63p - 500g
96p - 750g
1.20 - 1kg
1.95 - 2kg
1982
(1 Feb)
13p - 20g
20p - 60g
29p - 100g
34p - 150g
37p - 200g
41p - 250g
46p - 300g
53p - 350g
59p - 400g
65p - 450g
71p - 500g
1.08 - 750g
1.35 - 1kg
2.19 - 2kg
1983
(5 Apr)
14p - 20g
21p - 60g
31p - 100g
37p - 150g
40p - 200g
44p - 250g
49p - 300g
57p - 350g
63p - 400g
70p - 450g
76p - 500g
1.16 - 750g
1.45 - 1kg
2.35 - 2kg
1984
(3 Sep)
16p - 20g
23p - 60g
34p - 100g
41p - 150g
44p - 200g
49p - 250g
54p - 300g
63p - 350g
70p - 400g
77p - 450g
84p - 500g
1.28 - 750g
1.60 - 1kg
2.59 - 2kg
1985
(4 Nov)
18p - 20g
26p - 60g
37p - 100g
45p - 150g
51p - 200g
56p - 250g
62p - 300g
71p - 350g
80p - 400g
88p - 450g
96p - 500g
1.40 - 750g
1.80 - 1kg
2.90 - 2kg
1986
(20 Oct)
19p - 20g
28p - 60g
39p - 100g
48p - 150g
54p - 200g
60p - 250g
66p - 300g
75p - 350g
84p - 400g
93p - 450g
1.02 - 500g
1.48 - 750g
1.90 - 1kg
3.06 - 2kg
1988
(5 Sep)
20p - 20g
30p - 60g
42p - 100g
52p - 150g
59p - 200g
65p - 250g
72p - 300g
81p - 350g
92p - 400g
1.01 - 450g
1.12 - 500g
1.62 - 750g
2.10 - 1kg
3.36 - 2kg
1989
(2 Oct)
20p - 20g
32p - 60g
45p - 100g
57p - 150g
65p - 200g
71p - 250g
79p - 300g
92p - 350g
1.02 - 400g
1.12 - 450g
1.23 - 500g
1.78 - 750g
2.30 - 1kg
3.63 - 2kg
1990
(17 Sep)
22p - 20g
35p - 60g
49p - 100g
62p - 150g
71p - 200g
78p - 250g
86p - 300g
1.01 - 350g
1.12 - 400g
1.23 - 450g
1.35 - 500g
1.95 - 750g
2.52 - 1kg
4.10 - 1.5kg
5.00 - 2kg