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Samples Rates 1948-1971

Introduction

The Zones A-C airmail samples rates were introduced on 1st February 1948 along with the other types of second class airmail.

The service was discontinued on 1st July 1971, although before that point the rates had been the same as those for regular printed papers throughout. They are repeated below for convenience.

Rates

Date Zone A Zone B Zone C
1948
(1 Feb)
3d - Żoz
6d - 1oz
9d - 1Żoz
1s - 2oz
1s 3d - 2Żoz
1s 6d - 3oz
1s 9d - 3Żoz
2s - 4oz
2s 3d - 4Żoz
2s 6d - 5oz
2s 9d - 5Żoz
3s - 6oz

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

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

Each addl. Żoz - 5d
1952
(1 May)
5d - Żoz
10d - 1oz
1s 3d - 1Żoz
1s 8d - 2oz
2s 1d - 2Żoz
2s 6d - 3oz
2s 11d - 3Żoz
3s 4d - 4oz
3s 9d - 4Żoz
4s 2d - 5oz
4s 7d - 5Żoz
5s - 6oz

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

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

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

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

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

Each addl. Żoz - 8d
1971
(15 Feb)
2Żp - Żoz
5p - 1oz
7Żp - 1Żoz
10p - 2oz
12Żp - 2Żoz
15p - 3oz
17Żp - 3Żoz
20p - 4oz
22Żp - 4Żoz
25p - 5oz
27Żp - 5Żoz
30p - 6oz

Each addl. Żoz - 2Żp
3p - Żoz
6p - 1oz
9p - 1Żoz
12p - 2oz
15p - 2Żoz
18p - 3oz
21p - 3Żoz
24p - 4oz
27p - 4Żoz
30p - 5oz
33p - 5Żoz
36p - 6oz

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

Each addl. Żoz - 3Żp