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Printed Papers Rates 1948-1991

Introduction


1974 -- 6p and 4p stamps paying third step Zone B 1oz rate to Zambia
Reduced rates for printed papers and other "second class" airmail (small packets, samples, and commercial papers, were not immediately introduced under the "zone" system of 1947.

This service was introduced piecemeal to various countries that would accept the various classes of mail over the period 1948-50. The first introductions came into effect on 1st February 1948.

The other types are listed separately for convenience.

Zones A and B were combined into a single zone from 1991.

Rates

Date Zone A Zone B Zone C
1948
(1 Feb)
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
1952
(1 May)
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
6d - oz
1s - 1oz
1s 6d - 1oz
2s - 2oz
2s 6d - 2oz
3s - 3oz
3s 6d - 3oz
4s - 4oz
4s 6d - 4oz
5s - 5oz
5s 6d - 5oz
6s - 6oz

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

Each addl. oz - 7d
1966
(3 Oct)
6d - oz
1s - 1oz
1s 6d - 1oz
2s - 2oz
2s 6d - 2oz
3s - 3oz
3s 6d - 3oz
4s - 4oz
4s 6d - 4oz
5s - 5oz
5s 6d - 5oz
6s - 6oz

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

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

Each addl. oz - 8d
1971
(15 Feb)
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
3p - oz
6p - 1oz
9p - 1oz
12p - 2oz
15p - 2oz
18p - 3oz
21p - 3oz
24p - 4oz
27p - 4oz
30p - 5oz
33p - 5oz
36p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
3p - oz
7p - 1oz
10p - 1oz
14p - 2oz
17p - 2oz
21p - 3oz
24p - 3oz
28p - 4oz
31p - 4oz
35p - 5oz
38p - 5oz
42p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
1971
(1 Jul)
3p - oz
6p - 1oz
9p - 1oz
12p - 2oz
15p - 2oz
18p - 3oz
21p - 3oz
24p - 4oz
27p - 4oz
30p - 5oz
33p - 5oz
36p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
4p - oz
8p - 1oz
12p - 1oz
16p - 2oz
20p - 2oz
24p - 3oz
28p - 3oz
32p - 4oz
36p - 4oz
40p - 5oz
44p - 5oz
48p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 4p
5p - oz
10p - 1oz
15p - 1oz
20p - 2oz
25p - 2oz
30p - 3oz
35p - 3oz
40p - 4oz
45p - 4oz
50p - 5oz
55p - 5oz
60p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 5p
1973
(10 Sep)
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
4p - oz
7p - 1oz
11p - 1oz
14p - 2oz
18p - 2oz
21p - 3oz
25p - 3oz
28p - 4oz
32p - 4oz
35p - 5oz
39p - 5oz
42p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
5p - oz
9p - 1oz
14p - 1oz
18p - 2oz
23p - 2oz
27p - 3oz
32p - 3oz
36p - 4oz
41p - 4oz
45p - 5oz
50p - 5oz
54p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 4p
1974
(24 Jun)
3p - oz
6p - 1oz
8p - 1oz
11p - 2oz
13p - 2oz
16p - 3oz
18p - 3oz
21p - 4oz
23p - 4oz
26p - 5oz
28p - 5oz
31p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 2p
4p - oz
7p - 1oz
11p - 1oz
14p - 2oz
18p - 2oz
21p - 3oz
25p - 3oz
28p - 4oz
32p - 4oz
35p - 5oz
39p - 5oz
42p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 3p
5p - oz
9p - 1oz
14p - 1oz
18p - 2oz
23p - 2oz
27p - 3oz
32p - 3oz
36p - 4oz
41p - 4oz
45p - 5oz
50p - 5oz
54p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 4p
1975
(17 Mar)
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
6p - oz
10p - 1oz
15p - 1oz
19p - 2oz
24p - 2oz
28p - 3oz
33p - 3oz
37p - 4oz
42p - 4oz
46p - 5oz
51p - 5oz
55p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 4p
7p - oz
12p - 1oz
18p - 1oz
23p - 2oz
29p - 2oz
34p - 3oz
40p - 3oz
45p - 4oz
51p - 4oz
56p - 5oz
62p - 5oz
67p - 6oz

Each addl. oz - 5p
1975
(29 Sep)
6p - 15g
13p - 30g
16p - 40g
19p - 50g
22p - 60g
25p - 70g
28p - 80g
31p - 90g
34p - 100g
37p - 110g
40p - 120g
43p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
7p - 15g
14p - 30g
17p - 40g
21p - 50g
24p - 60g
28p - 70g
31p - 80g
35p - 90g
38p - 100g
42p - 110g
45p - 120g
49p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
8p - 15g
16p - 30g
20p - 40g
25p - 50g
29p - 60g
34p - 70g
38p - 80g
43p - 90g
47p - 100g
52p - 110g
56p - 120g
61p - 130g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
1977
(13 Jun)
7p - 10g
10p - 20g
13p - 30g
16p - 40g
19p - 50g
22p - 60g
25p - 70g
28p - 80g
31p - 90g
34p - 100g
37p - 110g
40p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
7p - 10g
10p - 20g
14p - 30g
17p - 40g
21p - 50g
24p - 60g
28p - 70g
31p - 80g
35p - 90g
38p - 100g
42p - 110g
45p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
8p - 10g
12p - 20g
17p - 30g
21p - 40g
26p - 50g
30p - 60g
35p - 70g
39p - 80g
44p - 90g
48p - 100g
53p - 110g
57p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
1979
(20 Aug)
9p - 10g
12p - 20g
16p - 30g
19p - 40g
23p - 50g
26p - 60g
30p - 70g
33p - 80g
37p - 90g
40p - 100g
44p - 110g
47p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 3p
9p - 10g
14p - 20g
18p - 30g
23p - 40g
27p - 50g
32p - 60g
36p - 70g
41p - 80g
45p - 90g
50p - 100g
54p - 110g
59p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
10p - 10g
15p - 20g
21p - 30g
26p - 40g
32p - 50g
37p - 60g
43p - 70g
48p - 80g
54p - 90g
59p - 100g
65p - 110g
70p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
1980
(4 Feb)
10p - 10g
14p - 20g
18p - 30g
22p - 40g
26p - 50g
30p - 60g
34p - 70g
38p - 80g
42p - 90g
46p - 100g
50p - 110g
54p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 4p
11p - 10g
16p - 20g
22p - 30g
27p - 40g
33p - 50g
38p - 60g
44p - 70g
49p - 80g
55p - 90g
60p - 100g
66p - 110g
71p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
11p - 10g
18p - 20g
24p - 30g
31p - 40g
37p - 50g
44p - 60g
50p - 70g
57p - 80g
63p - 90g
70p - 100g
76p - 110g
83p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 6p
1981
(26 Jan)
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
16p - 10g
23p - 20g
30p - 30g
37p - 40g
44p - 50g
51p - 60g
58p - 70g
65p - 80g
72p - 90g
79p - 100g
86p - 110g
93p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
17p - 10g
25p - 20g
33p - 30g
41p - 40g
49p - 50g
57p - 60g
65p - 70g
73p - 80g
81p - 90g
89p - 100g
97p - 110g
1.05 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1982
(1 Feb)
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
19p - 10g
26p - 20g
33p - 30g
40p - 40g
47p - 50g
54p - 60g
61p - 70g
68p - 80g
75p - 90g
82p - 100g
89p - 110g
96p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
20p - 10g
28p - 20g
36p - 30g
44p - 40g
52p - 50g
60p - 60g
68p - 70g
76p - 80g
84p - 90g
92p - 100g
1.00 - 110g
1.08 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1983
(5 Apr)
18p - 10g
23p - 20g
28p - 30g
33p - 40g
38p - 50g
43p - 60g
48p - 70g
53p - 80g
58p - 90g
63p - 100g
68p - 110g
73p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
20p - 10g
27p - 20g
34p - 30g
41p - 40g
48p - 50g
55p - 60g
62p - 70g
69p - 80g
76p - 90g
83p - 100g
90p - 110g
97p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
21p - 10g
29p - 20g
37p - 30g
45p - 40g
53p - 50g
61p - 60g
69p - 70g
77p - 80g
85p - 90g
93p - 100g
1.01 - 110g
1.09 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1984
(3 Sep)
21p - 10g
26p - 20g
31p - 30g
36p - 40g
41p - 50g
46p - 60g
51p - 70g
56p - 80g
61p - 90g
66p - 100g
71p - 110g
76p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 5p
23p - 10g
30p - 20g
37p - 30g
44p - 40g
51p - 50g
58p - 60g
65p - 70g
72p - 80g
79p - 90g
86p - 100g
93p - 110g
1.00 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
24p - 10g
32p - 20g
40p - 30g
48p - 40g
56p - 50g
64p - 60g
72p - 70g
80p - 80g
88p - 90g
96p - 100g
1.04 - 110g
1.12 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 8p
1988
(5 Sep)
23p - 10g
29p - 20g
35p - 30g
41p - 40g
47p - 50g
53p - 60g
59p - 70g
65p - 80g
71p - 90g
77p - 100g
83p - 110g
89p - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 6p
24p - 10g
31p - 20g
38p - 30g
45p - 40g
52p - 50g
59p - 60g
66p - 70g
73p - 80g
80p - 90g
87p - 100g
94p - 110g
1.01 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 7p
25p - 10g
34p - 20g
43p - 30g
52p - 40g
61p - 50g
70p - 60g
79p - 70g
88p - 80g
97p - 90g
1.06 - 100g
1.15 - 110g
1.24 - 120g

Each addl. 10g - 9p
1989
(2 Oct)
24p - 10g
30p - 20g
36p - 30g
42p - 40g
48p - 50g
54p - 60g
60p - 70g
66p - 80g
72p - 90g
78p - 100g
84p - 110g
90p - 120g
96p - 130g
1.02 - 140g
1.08 - 150g
1.14 - 160g
1.20 - 170g
1.26 - 180g
1.32 - 190g
1.38 - 200g
1.44 - 210g
1.50 - 220g
1.56 - 230g
1.62 - 240g
1.68 - 250g
1.74 - 260g
1.80 - 270g
1.86 - 280g
1.92 - 290g
1.98 - 300g
2.04 - 310g
2.10 - 320g
2.16 - 330g
2.22 - 340g
2.28 - 350g
2.34 - 360g
2.40 - 370g
2.46 - 380g
2.52 - 390g
2.58 - 400g
2.64 - 410g
2.70 - 420g
2.76 - 430g
2.82 - 440g
2.88 - 450g
2.94 - 460g
3.00 - 470g
3.06 - 480g
3.12 - 490g
3.18 - 500g
3.30 - 600g
3.80 - 700g
4.20 - 800g
4.70 - 900g
5.20 - 1kg
10.20 - 2kg
15.20 - 3kg
20.20 - 4kg
25.20 - 5kg
25p - 10g
33p - 20g
41p - 30g
49p - 40g
57p - 50g
65p - 60g
73p - 70g
81p - 80g
89p - 90g
97p - 100g
1.05 - 110g
1.13 - 120g
1.21 - 130g
1.29 - 140g
1.37 - 150g
1.45 - 160g
1.53 - 170g
1.61 - 180g
1.69 - 190g
1.77 - 200g
1.85 - 210g
1.93 - 220g
2.01 - 230g
2.09 - 240g
2.17 - 250g
2.25 - 260g
2.33 - 270g
2.41 - 280g
2.49 - 290g
2.57 - 300g
2.65 - 310g
2.73 - 320g
2.81 - 330g
2.89 - 340g
2.97 - 350g
3.05 - 360g
3.13 - 370g
3.21 - 380g
3.29 - 390g
3.37 - 400g
3.45 - 410g
3.53 - 420g
3.61 - 430g
3.69 - 440g
3.77 - 450g
3.85 - 460g
3.93 - 470g
4.01 - 480g
4.09 - 490g
4.17 - 500g
4.40 - 600g
5.20 - 700g
5.80 - 800g
6.50 - 900g
7.20 - 1kg
14.20 - 2kg
21.20 - 3kg
28.20 - 4kg
35.20 - 5kg
26p - 10g
35p - 20g
44p - 30g
53p - 40g
62p - 50g
71p - 60g
80p - 70g
89p - 80g
98p - 90g
1.07 - 100g
1.16 - 110g
1.25 - 120g
1.34 - 130g
1.43 - 140g
1.52 - 150g
1.61 - 160g
1.70 - 170g
1.79 - 180g
1.88 - 190g
1.97 - 200g
2.06 - 210g
2.15 - 220g
2.24 - 230g
2.33 - 240g
2.42 - 250g
2.51 - 260g
2.60 - 270g
2.69 - 280g
2.78 - 290g
2.87 - 300g
2.96 - 310g
3.05 - 320g
3.14 - 330g
3.23 - 340g
3.32 - 350g
3.41 - 360g
3.50 - 370g
3.59 - 380g
3.68 - 390g
3.77 - 400g
3.86 - 410g
3.95 - 420g
4.04 - 430g
4.13 - 440g
4.22 - 450g
4.31 - 460g
4.40 - 470g
4.49 - 480g
4.58 - 490g
4.67 - 500g
5.00 - 600g
5.80 - 700g
6.60 - 800g
7.40 - 900g
8.20 - 1kg
16.20 - 2kg
24.20 - 3kg
32.20 - 4kg
40.20 - 5kg
1990
(17 Sep)
29p - 10g
37p - 20g
45p - 30g
53p - 40g
61p - 50g
69p - 60g
77p - 70g
85p - 80g
93p - 90g
1.01 - 100g
1.09 - 110g
1.17 - 120g
1.25 - 130g
1.33 - 140g
1.41 - 150g
1.49 - 160g
1.57 - 170g
1.65 - 180g
1.73 - 190g
1.81 - 200g
1.89 - 210g
1.97 - 220g
2.05 - 230g
2.13 - 240g
2.21 - 250g
2.29 - 260g
2.37 - 270g
2.45 - 280g
2.53 - 290g
2.61 - 300g
2.69 - 310g
2.77 - 320g
2.85 - 330g
2.93 - 340g
3.01 - 350g
3.09 - 360g
3.17 - 370g
3.25 - 380g
3.33 - 390g
3.41 - 400g
3.49 - 410g
3.57 - 420g
3.65 - 430g
3.73 - 440g
3.81 - 450g
3.89 - 460g
3.97 - 470g
4.05 - 480g
4.13 - 490g
4.21 - 500g
4.50 - 600g
5.30 - 700g
5.90 - 800g
6.65 - 900g
7.35 - 1kg
14.50 - 2kg
21.60 - 3kg
28.75 - 4kg
35.90 - 5kg
29p - 10g
37p - 20g
45p - 30g
53p - 40g
61p - 50g
69p - 60g
77p - 70g
85p - 80g
93p - 90g
1.01 - 100g
1.09 - 110g
1.17 - 120g
1.25 - 130g
1.33 - 140g
1.41 - 150g
1.49 - 160g
1.57 - 170g
1.65 - 180g
1.73 - 190g
1.81 - 200g
1.89 - 210g
1.97 - 220g
2.05 - 230g
2.13 - 240g
2.21 - 250g
2.29 - 260g
2.37 - 270g
2.45 - 280g
2.53 - 290g
2.61 - 300g
2.69 - 310g
2.77 - 320g
2.85 - 330g
2.93 - 340g
3.01 - 350g
3.09 - 360g
3.17 - 370g
3.25 - 380g
3.33 - 390g
3.41 - 400g
3.49 - 410g
3.57 - 420g
3.65 - 430g
3.73 - 440g
3.81 - 450g
3.89 - 460g
3.97 - 470g
4.05 - 480g
4.13 - 490g
4.21 - 500g
4.50 - 600g
5.30 - 700g
5.90 - 800g
6.65 - 900g
7.35 - 1kg
14.50 - 2kg
21.60 - 3kg
28.75 - 4kg
35.90 - 5kg
31p - 10g
40p - 20g
49p - 30g
58p - 40g
67p - 50g
76p - 60g
85p - 70g
94p - 80g
1.03 - 90g
1.12 - 100g
1.21 - 110g
1.30 - 120g
1.39 - 130g
1.48 - 140g
1.57 - 150g
1.66 - 160g
1.75 - 170g
1.84 - 180g
1.93 - 190g
2.02 - 200g
2.11 - 210g
2.20 - 220g
2.29 - 230g
2.38 - 240g
2.47 - 250g
2.56 - 260g
2.65 - 270g
2.74 - 280g
2.83 - 290g
2.92 - 300g
3.01 - 310g
3.10 - 320g
3.19 - 330g
3.28 - 340g
3.37 - 350g
3.46 - 360g
3.55 - 370g
3.64 - 380g
3.73 - 390g
3.82 - 400g
3.91 - 410g
4.00 - 420g
4.09 - 430g
4.18 - 440g
4.27 - 450g
4.36 - 460g
4.45 - 470g
4.54 - 480g
4.63 - 490g
4.72 - 500g
5.10 - 600g
5.90 - 700g
6.75 - 800g
7.55 - 900g
8.35 - 1kg
16.50 - 2kg
24.70 - 3kg
32.85 - 4kg
41.00 - 5kg