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 Post subject: George VI Insured Letter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:00 pm 

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another question about an insured cover from me. Can anybody tell me which amount was covered by the insurance of 1s11d in November 1945?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Hi Theo -- sorry I didn't notice this before!

It's an inland insured cover, which basically meant paying a higher registration fee than the basic, so the registration rates (from 1921) were as follows:

3d basic for up to £5 cover
4d for up to £20 cover
then 1d per additional £20 cover to a maximum of £400.

These rates increased by 1d on 1st May 1949 and by another 2d on 1st May 1952.

So your 1/11 rate cover is the maximum possible, for £380-400 worth of compensation. A very nice item indeed, both as a piece of KGVI postal history and from the point of view of registered mail!

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