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Correspondence Belgium Post / British Postal Administration

   

MINISTERE

Bruxelles, le 28. November 1923

Brussels 28. November 1923

DES

CHEMINS DE FER, MARINE, POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES

Administration des postes

DIRECTION E

3 e BUREAU

No. 7098

A Monsieur le Secrétaire

General Post Office

LONDRES

Monsieur,

English Translation follows shortly

Pour répondre au désir exprimé par certains exportateurs belges et comme suite à la communication parue dans le Daily List (n° 4342 du 21 novembre ci j’ai l’honneur de vous prier de vouloir bien me faire connaître si les correspondances originaires de Belgique, affranchies supplémentairement à 3 deniers, en timbres-poste anglais, pourraient être comprises dans les dépêches hebdomadaires de Londres pour Bagdad, acheminées par la ligne d’automobiles “Haifa-Bagdad”.

Dans l’affirmative, ces correspondances serais livrées à votre office dans les dépêches formées par les bureaux belges pour Londres (Province).

Une prompte réponse m’obligerait.

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur, l’assurance de ma haute considération.

AU NOM DE LA DIRECTION CENEPALE:

Le Directeur d’Administration.

 


 

Letter sent 6 December 1923

Reference: 201602/23

 

From:

General Post Office
London

 To:

The Director General of Posts, Brussels,

Belgium

 

With reference to your letter of the 29th of last month, concerning the despatch of mails by the Desert Motor transport service between Haifa and Baghdad, I am directed by the Postmaster General to send herewith, for your information, a copy of statement which has been received from the Iraq Post Offices showing the conditions under which use may be made by other Postal Administrations of the new services. A copy of the Time Table of the Services is also enclosed.

 The overland mail service will be run so that connection will be made with the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Service between Marseilles and Port Said.

 As will be seen from the statement, arrangements for the institution of mails by the new route should be made with the intermediate concerned and the Iraq Post Office.

So far as this Office is concerned the despatches may be commenced at any time. I am to add that correspondence received from your Office superscribed for transmission by the direct route, with the special fee fully prepaid in British postage stamps will as a provisional measure be included in the Mail made up in this country but it is more satisfactory as a permanent arrangement that direct mails should be made up for Iraq by the Belgian Post Offices

  (Signed)
For the Secretary