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Newspaper Rates (Worldwide) 1952-1993

Introduction


1968 - printed newspaper wrapper for The Times Air Edition, sent to Canada (name on reverse
due to way wrapper was folded), 3s 4d tenth step Zone B postage 1952-71 for 4½-5oz
Separate Zones A-C airmail rates for newspapers and periodicals (lower than the regular printed papers rates) were introduced in 1952. Separate rates continued after the change to Zones 1 and 2 in 1991 but were discontinued in 1993, after which newspapers had to be sent as regular printed papers.

The Post Office listed these rates separately from the newspaper "all-up" service to Europe (1966-91), 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