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Overland Mail Baghdad Haifa Pages
 

Postal Rates and Overland Mail Surcharges

   

Eastwards bounded rates from Canada

Postage Rate Canada - Iraq (Standard UPU Foreign Rate, surface mail)
(Date Format dd.mm.yyyy)

From  Till Letter up to 1 oz. Each additional 1 oz.
May 1922 1925 10 Cents 5 Cents
1925 1929 5 cents 3 cents
1929   8 cents 4 cents
1929   4 cents Postcards
1929   2 cents / two ounce Printed matters

 

Surcharge for the use of Overland Mail
Reference: the "Monthly supplements to the Canada Postal Guide"

 

Date of Postal Guide

Surcharge

Weight

From:

Till:

Postal Article

1925

6 cents

each ounce

1924 1929 All classes, except parcels
1929 surcharge withdrawn  

 

Extracts from "Monthly Supplements to the Canadian Postal Guide

 

Page 172, 1922-24

 

(17) Postage on Letters for Iraq. - The prepaid rate of postage on letters for Iraq (Mesopotamia) will be, in future, the international rate of 10 cents for the first ounce and 5 cents for each succeeding ounce.

Postmasters will please amend the entry in the second column opposite Mesopotamia on page 92 of the 1922 Postal Guide accordingly.


 

Page 228, 1925-26

(8) Motor Service from Haifa to Baghdad.— Postmasters are informed that a fortnightly Motor Service for all classes of mail, except parcels, from Haifa, Palestine, to Baghdad, Iraq: is now in operation. The requirements for this mail are:

1. "By Overland Mail, Haifa-Baghdad" to be prominently written on the left hand side of the address side of the envelope or wrapper.

2. The usual postage to be affixed on the address side of the envelope or wrapper.

3. Additional postage stamps to the value of six cents per ounce to be placed on the address side in payment of special charge for transmission by the Motor Service. Postmasters will please give out the above as a news item to the local newspapers. Postmasters should forward such mail to the Montreal Post Office under special delivery wrapper, this merely in order that when it reaches that office, it may receive special handling.


Page 237, 1925-26

MOTOR SERVICE FROM HAIFA TO BAGHDAD.

A fortnightly Motor Service for all classes of mail, except parcels, from Haifa, Palestine» to Baghdad, Iraq, is in operation. The requirements for this mail are:—

1. "By Overland Mail, Haifa-Baghdad" to be prominently written on the left hand side of the address side of the envelope or wrapper.

2. The usual postage to be affixed on the address side of the envelope or wrapper.

3. Additional postage stamps to the value of six cents per ounce to be placed on the address side in payment of the special charge for transmission by the Motor Service.

Postmasters will please insert the above in column 3, opposite Iraq, page 99, and opposite Palestine, page 108, in the 1926 Postal Guide.


Page 228, 1929-30

(17) Desert Motor Route to Iraq and Persia.— Postmasters are advised that the special surcharge on correspondence intended to be sent by the Desert Motor Route to Iraq and Persia has been withdrawn. The regular International rate of 8 cents for the first ounce and 4 cents for each subsequent ounce or fraction for letters, 4 cents each for postcards and 2 cents per two ounces or fraction for printed matter is to be collected.

            Postmasters will please amend the Observations on pages 110, 131 and 156 under headings Egypt, Iraq and Persia in the 1929 Postal Guide accordingly.