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Newspaper Rates (Worldwide) 1952-1993

Introduction

Separate Zones A-C airmail rates for newspapers and periodicals (lower than the corresponding regular printed papers rates) were introduced on 1st May 1952. Separate rates for this category continued for a while after the change to Zones 1 and 2 in 1991 but it was discontinued on 1st November 1993, after which newspapers had to be sent at the regular printed papers rate.

The Post Office listed these newspaper rates separately from the corresponding newspaper "all-up" service to Europe which was available from 1966 to 1991, and this practice has been followed here.

Rates 1952-1991

Date Zone A Zone B Zone C
1952
(1 May)
3d - oz
6d - 1oz
9d - 1oz
1s - 2oz
1s 3d - 2oz
1s 6d - 3oz
1s 9d - 3oz
2s - 4oz
2s 3d - 4oz
2s 6d - 5oz
2s 9d - 5oz
3s - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3d
4d - oz
8d - 1oz
1s - 1oz
1s 4d - 2oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s - 3oz
2s 4d - 3oz
2s 8d - 4oz
3s - 4oz
3s 4d - 5oz
3s 8d - 5oz
4s - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 4d
5d - oz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1oz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2oz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3oz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4oz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5oz
5s - 6oz

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

Each addl. oz - 1p
1p - oz
3p - 1oz
4p - 1oz
6p - 2oz
7p - 2oz
9p - 3oz
10p - 3oz
12p - 4oz
13p - 4oz
15p - 5oz
16p - 5oz
18p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 1p
2p - oz
4p - 1oz
6p - 1oz
8p - 2oz
10p - 2oz
12p - 3oz
14p - 3oz
16p - 4oz
18p - 4oz
20p - 5oz
22p - 5oz
24p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
1971
(1 Jul)
1p - oz
3p - 1oz
4p - 1oz
6p - 2oz
7p - 2oz
9p - 3oz
10p - 3oz
12p - 4oz
13p - 4oz
15p - 5oz
16p - 5oz
18p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 1p
2p - oz
4p - 1oz
6p - 1oz
8p - 2oz
10p - 2oz
12p - 3oz
14p - 3oz
16p - 4oz
18p - 4oz
20p - 5oz
22p - 5oz
24p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
2p - oz
5p - 1oz
7p - 1oz
10p - 2oz
12p - 2oz
15p - 3oz
17p - 3oz
20p - 4oz
22p - 4oz
25p - 5oz
27p - 5oz
30p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
1973
(10 Sep)
2p - oz
3p - 1oz
5p - 1oz
6p - 2oz
8p - 2oz
9p - 3oz
11p - 3oz
12p - 4oz
14p - 4oz
15p - 5oz
17p - 5oz
18p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 1p
2p - oz
4p - 1oz
6p - 1oz
8p - 2oz
10p - 2oz
12p - 3oz
14p - 3oz
16p - 4oz
18p - 4oz
20p - 5oz
22p - 5oz
24p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
3p - oz
5p - 1oz
8p - 1oz
10p - 2oz
13p - 2oz
15p - 3oz
18p - 3oz
20p - 4oz
23p - 4oz
25p - 5oz
28p - 5oz
30p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
1974
(24 Jun)
2p - oz
4p - 1oz
5p - 1oz
7p - 2oz
8p - 2oz
10p - 3oz
11p - 3oz
13p - 4oz
14p - 4oz
16p - 5oz
17p - 5oz
19p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 1p
2p - oz
4p - 1oz
6p - 1oz
8p - 2oz
10p - 2oz
12p - 3oz
14p - 3oz
16p - 4oz
18p - 4oz
20p - 5oz
22p - 5oz
24p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
3p - oz
5p - 1oz
8p - 1oz
10p - 2oz
13p - 2oz
15p - 3oz
18p - 3oz
20p - 4oz
23p - 4oz
25p - 5oz
28p - 5oz
30p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
1975
(17 Mar)
5p - oz
7p - 1oz
10p - 1oz
12p - 2oz
15p - 2oz
17p - 3oz
20p - 3oz
22p - 4oz
25p - 4oz
27p - 5oz
30p - 5oz
32p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
5p - oz
8p - 1oz
11p - 1oz
14p - 2oz
17p - 2oz
20p - 3oz
23p - 3oz
26p - 4oz
29p - 4oz
32p - 5oz
35p - 5oz
38p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
6p - oz
9p - 1oz
13p - 1oz
16p - 2oz
20p - 2oz
23p - 3oz
27p - 3oz
30p - 4oz
34p - 4oz
37p - 5oz
41p - 5oz
44p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
1975
(29 Sep)
5p - 15g
10p - 30g
11p - 40g
13p - 50g
14p - 60g
16p - 70g
17p - 80g
19p - 90g
20p - 100g
22p - 110g
23p - 120g
25p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 1p
5p - 15g
10p - 30g
12p - 40g
14p - 50g
16p - 60g
18p - 70g
20p - 80g
22p - 90g
24p - 100g
26p - 110g
28p - 120g
30p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
6p - 15g
12p - 30g
14p - 40g
17p - 50g
19p - 60g
22p - 70g
24p - 80g
27p - 90g
29p - 100g
32p - 110g
34p - 120g
37p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
1977
(13 Jun)
6p - 10g
7p - 20g
9p - 30g
10p - 40g
12p - 50g
13p - 60g
15p - 70g
16p - 80g
18p - 90g
19p - 100g
21p - 110g
22p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 1p
6p - 10g
8p - 20g
10p - 30g
12p - 40g
14p - 50g
16p - 60g
18p - 70g
20p - 80g
22p - 90g
24p - 100g
26p - 110g
28p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
6p - 10g
8p - 20g
11p - 30g
13p - 40g
16p - 50g
18p - 60g
21p - 70g
23p - 80g
26p - 90g
28p - 100g
31p - 110g
33p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
1979
(20 Aug)
7p - 10g
9p - 20g
11p - 30g
13p - 40g
15p - 50g
17p - 60g
19p - 70g
21p - 80g
23p - 90g
25p - 100g
27p - 110g
29p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
7p - 10g
10p - 20g
12p - 30g
15p - 40g
17p - 50g
20p - 60g
22p - 70g
25p - 80g
27p - 90g
30p - 100g
32p - 110g
35p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
8p - 10g
11p - 20g
14p - 30g
17p - 40g
20p - 50g
23p - 60g
26p - 70g
29p - 80g
32p - 90g
35p - 100g
38p - 110g
41p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
1980
(4 Feb)
8p - 10g
10p - 20g
13p - 30g
15p - 40g
18p - 50g
20p - 60g
23p - 70g
25p - 80g
28p - 90g
30p - 100g
33p - 110g
35p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 2p
9p - 10g
12p - 20g
15p - 30g
18p - 40g
21p - 50g
24p - 60g
27p - 70g
30p - 80g
33p - 90g
36p - 100g
39p - 110g
42p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
9p - 10g
13p - 20g
16p - 30g
20p - 40g
23p - 50g
27p - 60g
30p - 70g
34p - 80g
37p - 90g
41p - 100g
44p - 110g
48p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
1981
(26 Jan)
11p - 10g
14p - 20g
17p - 30g
20p - 40g
23p - 50g
26p - 60g
29p - 70g
32p - 80g
35p - 90g
38p - 100g
41p - 110g
44p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
13p - 10g
17p - 20g
21p - 30g
25p - 40g
29p - 50g
33p - 60g
37p - 70g
41p - 80g
45p - 90g
49p - 100g
53p - 110g
57p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
14p - 10g
19p - 20g
24p - 30g
29p - 40g
34p - 50g
39p - 60g
44p - 70g
49p - 80g
54p - 90g
59p - 100g
64p - 110g
69p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
1982
(1 Feb)
13p - 10g
16p - 20g
19p - 30g
22p - 40g
25p - 50g
28p - 60g
31p - 70g
34p - 80g
37p - 90g
40p - 100g
43p - 110g
46p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
15p - 10g
19p - 20g
23p - 30g
27p - 40g
31p - 50g
35p - 60g
39p - 70g
43p - 80g
47p - 90g
51p - 100g
55p - 110g
59p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
16p - 10g
21p - 20g
26p - 30g
31p - 40g
36p - 50g
41p - 60g
46p - 70g
51p - 80g
56p - 90g
61p - 100g
66p - 110g
71p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
1983
(5 Apr)
14p - 10g
17p - 20g
20p - 30g
23p - 40g
26p - 50g
29p - 60g
32p - 70g
35p - 80g
38p - 90g
41p - 100g
44p - 110g
47p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
16p - 10g
20p - 20g
24p - 30g
28p - 40g
32p - 50g
36p - 60g
40p - 70g
44p - 80g
48p - 90g
52p - 100g
56p - 110g
60p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
17p - 10g
22p - 20g
27p - 30g
32p - 40g
37p - 50g
42p - 60g
47p - 70g
52p - 80g
57p - 90g
62p - 100g
67p - 110g
72p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
1984
(3 Sep)
16p - 10g
19p - 20g
22p - 30g
25p - 40g
28p - 50g
31p - 60g
34p - 70g
37p - 80g
40p - 90g
43p - 100g
46p - 110g
49p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
18p - 10g
22p - 20g
26p - 30g
30p - 40g
34p - 50g
38p - 60g
42p - 70g
46p - 80g
50p - 90g
54p - 100g
58p - 110g
62p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
19p - 10g
24p - 20g
29p - 30g
34p - 40g
39p - 50g
44p - 60g
49p - 70g
54p - 80g
59p - 90g
64p - 100g
69p - 110g
74p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
1988
(5 Sep)
23p - 10g
26p - 20g
29p - 30g
32p - 40g
35p - 50g
38p - 60g
41p - 70g
44p - 80g
47p - 90g
50p - 100g
53p - 110g
56p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
25p - 10g
29p - 20g
33p - 30g
37p - 40g
41p - 50g
45p - 60g
49p - 70g
53p - 80g
57p - 90g
61p - 100g
65p - 110g
69p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
26p - 10g
31p - 20g
36p - 30g
41p - 40g
46p - 50g
51p - 60g
56p - 70g
61p - 80g
66p - 90g
71p - 100g
76p - 110g
81p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
1989
(2 Oct)
25p - 10g
28p - 20g
31p - 30g
34p - 40g
37p - 50g
40p - 60g
43p - 70g
46p - 80g
49p - 90g
52p - 100g
55p - 110g
58p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
26p - 10g
30p - 20g
34p - 30g
38p - 40g
42p - 50g
46p - 60g
50p - 70g
54p - 80g
58p - 90g
62p - 100g
66p - 110g
70p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
27p - 10g
34p - 20g
41p - 30g
48p - 40g
55p - 50g
62p - 60g
69p - 70g
76p - 80g
83p - 90g
90p - 100g
97p - 110g
1.04 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
1990
(17 Sep)
29p - 10g
33p - 20g
37p - 30g
41p - 40g
45p - 50g
49p - 60g
53p - 70g
57p - 80g
61p - 90g
65p - 100g
69p - 110g
73p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
29p - 10g
33p - 20g
37p - 30g
41p - 40g
45p - 50g
49p - 60g
53p - 70g
57p - 80g
61p - 90g
65p - 100g
69p - 110g
73p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
30p - 10g
38p - 20g
46p - 30g
54p - 40g
62p - 50g
70p - 60g
78p - 70g
86p - 80g
94p - 90g
1.02 - 100g
1.10 - 110g
1.18 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p

Rates 1991-1993

Date Zone 1 Zone 2
1991
(7 Jan)
29p - 10g
33p - 20g
37p - 30g
41p - 40g
45p - 50g
49p - 60g
53p - 70g
57p - 80g
61p - 90g
65p - 100g
69p - 110g
73p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
30p - 10g
38p - 20g
46p - 30g
54p - 40g
62p - 50g
70p - 60g
78p - 70g
86p - 80g
94p - 90g
1.02 - 100g
1.10 - 110g
1.18 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1991
(16 Sep)
37p - 20g
48p - 40g
59p - 60g
70p - 80g
81p - 100g
92p - 120g
1.03 - 140g
1.14 - 160g
1.25 - 180g
1.36 - 200g
1.47 - 220g
1.58 - 240g

Each addl. 20g - 11p
40p - 20g
58p - 40g
76p - 60g
94p - 80g
1.12 - 100g
1.30 - 120g
1.48 - 140g
1.66 - 160g
1.84 - 180g
2.02 - 200g
2.20 - 220g
2.38 - 240g

Each addl. 20g - 18p