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Correspondence USA Post / British Postal Administration

   

The Secretary

General Post Office

London, E.C. 1, England

 

My dear Sir;

 

By direction of the Postmaster General, I have the honor to inform you that senders in this country desire to take advantage of the motor transport mail service between Haifa, Palestine and Bagdad, Iraq and application is herby made for the acceptance of mail, properly marked, under the same conditions as apply to mail marked "Cairo-Bagdad Air Mail Service".

 

If you will accept the mail for onward transmission, please indicate the rate per pound at which payment should be made, as far as this administration is concerned.

 

Very truly yours,

 

For the Second Assistant Postmaster General

(Signature)

Superintendent)

 


 

The Secretary

General Post Office

London, E.C. 1, England

 

My dear Sir;

 

By direction of the Postmaster General, I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 8th. (No, 201602/23), concerning the Desert Motor Route transport Service between Haifa and Bagdad and to advice that the few articles that would be deposited in the United States mails would make it impracticable to accept service in connection with the Statement made by the Iraq office, since it is believed that the equipment to be employed would outweigh any mail that may be dispatched.

 

It is presumed that the transit rates to intermediate postal administrations under the conditions of Article XXXII of the Regulations of the Madrid Convention would have to be paid in advance of the statistics to be collected in the in the twenty-eight day period following the 14th of October next

 

In view of the small quantity of mail transported in the calendar year 1925 over the Cairo-Baghdad Air route, which aggregated  seventy-five pounds only, it is requested that your office consider at what rate per ounce or pound. Letters will be accepted for onward transmission in such sacks as are prepared in London, provided the letters for the Desert Motor Transport Service are prepared in separate packages included in sacks labeled "New York-London-Foreign."

 

Very truly yours,

 

For the Second Assistant Postmaster General

(Signature)

Superintendent)

 


 

The Secretary

General Post Office

London, E.C. 1,

England

 

My dear Sir;

 

By direction of the Postmaster General, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated April 14th, No. 5321/24, concerning the Haifa-Baghdad Motor Service, and to inform you that an announcement has been made and it is expected that some articles will be posted in this country and dispatched for inclusion in the mail to close in London on May 22nd.

 

The New York Post Office has been designated as the exchange post office to prepare  and dispatch the motor mail articles in accordance with the conditions set forth transmitted in a former communication from your office.

 

The Postmaster General had directed me to express his appreciation of your offer for facilities for prepaying articles for onward transmission by the Haifa-Baghdad Motor Service.

 

Very truly yours,

 

For the Second Assistant Postmaster General

 

(Signature)

Superintendent)


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