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Postal Rates and Overland Mail Surcharges

   

Eastwards bounded rates from United Kingdom

 

Postage Rate UK - Iraq (Empire Rate, surface mail)

(Date Format dd.mm.yyyy)

From:

Till

Letter up to 1 oz.

Each additional 1 oz.

14.05.1923

30.04.1940

1 ½ d.

1 d.

01.05.1940

30.06.1948

2 ½ d.

1 d.

 

Postage Rate UK - Iraq (Foreign Rate - surface mail)

From:

Till

Letter up to 1 oz.

Each additional 1 oz.

14.05.1923

30.04.1949

2 ½ d.

1 ½ d.

01.05.1940

30.06.1948

3 d.

1 ½ d.

 

Registration Fee

From;:

Till:

Fee:

13.06.1921

30.04.1949

3 d.


Surcharge for the use of Overland Mail

Date of Postal Notice

Surcharge

19.11.1923

3 d. per ounce

 

Press Notice No. P.N. 256

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The Postmaster General announces that a weekly mail service by motor transport has been established between Haifa (Palestine) and Baghdad. This service will connect with the Indian Mail which leaves London every Thursday via Marseilles and Port Said, and is now available for the conveyance of all classes of postal packets, except parcels, for Iraq and the Persian Gulf. Mails leaving London on Thursday night will reach Port Said on Wednesday, Haifa on Thursday and Baghdad on Saturday night. The transit from London to Baghdad will thus be about 9 days as compared with 23 days by the ordinary route via Bombay. This weekly service is in addition to the fortnightly Air Mail Service.

Packets intended for conveyance by the new route must be subscribed by the senders “By overland mail Haifa-Baghdad” and prepaid with a special fee of 3d. per ounce in addition to the ordinary postage. There is no insurance system; but registration is admitted under the ordinary conditions.

The fist mail by the new route will be despatched on Thursday next, November 22.

GENERAL POST OFFICE , 19th November 1923

 

22 November 1923, Kilburn/ London to Baghdad. Ordinary Cover from the 1st acceptance of mail which was announced to the public on 19 November 1923. Route Instruction “Overland Via Haifa” and finked with 6d comprising of 3d postage and 3d Overland Mail surcharge. On reverse arrival postmark BAGHDAD H.O. 2 DEC 23, Transit time 14 days.

 

Postal Notice, informing about the warrant that Postal Packets may be sent by Overland Mail since 1st April 1924 (extract)

POST OFFICE.

 

FOREIGN AND COLONIAL POST (EXCEPT PARCELS).

In pursuance of the Rules Publication Act, 1893, His Majesty's Postmaster-General hereby gives notice, that a Warrant dated the 31st day of March, 1924, and coming into operation on the 1st day of April, 1924, has been made, on his representation, by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury relating to the transmission of postal packets by motor overland service to Iraq.

And the Postmaster-General further gives notice, that copies of the said Warrant may be purchased, either directly or through any bookseller, from His Majesty's Stationery Office at the following addresses: Imperial House, Kingsway, London, W.C. 2; 28, Abingdon Street, London, S.W. 1; York Street, Manchester; 1, St. Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff; 120, George Street, Edinburgh.

 Dated this 22nd day of April, 1924.

H. S. Pearce,

Assistant Solicitor to H.M. Post Office.

Solicitor's Department,

General Post Office, E. C. 1.

Download a copy of the complete London Gazette, 25 April 1924