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Overland Mail Baghdad Haifa Pages

Postal Rates and Overland Mail Surcharges


Eastwards bounded rates from The Netherlands

Postage Rate Netherlands - Iraq (surface mail):

(Date Format dd.mm.yyyy)




Cover up to 20 grams

Cover up to 40 grams

15 cents


Surcharge for the use of Overland Mail

Date of Announcement


Type of Postal article

15 cents


15 cents per 20 grams or fraction of

Letter of 20 grams

7 1/2 Cents per 50 grams or fraction of

Other documents

In case in the week in which no air mail takes place and letters are being accepted for which air transport is required, that mail will be, in order to accelerate the mail transport, be send by car service Haifa-Baghdad. Letters have to be marked with "By Overland Mail Haifa-Baghdad".

Letter sent with airmail service X 1927 Cairo-Baghdad , not "By Overland Mail Baghdad Haifa" despite the route Instruction marking on the cover. Departure postmark Amsterdam C. S. 02-02-1927, arrival postmark Baghdad 10-02-1927.
Postage rate calculation:

Foreign rate: 15 cents

Airmail or car service Haifa-Baghdad : 5 cents
Total 30 cents

(Collection of J.D.H. As)

Reference: Luchtvaart en Luchtpost encyclopedie. Deel 1 tot en met 1935 by J.L.C.M Tschroots & H.H.C. Tschroots-Boer