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Postal Rates and Overland Mail Surcharges


Eastwards bounded rates


This section covers usages known from Western Areas countries going to the East. which are in particularly: Contrary to earlier students who have grouped the postal rate section just into Eastwards and Westwards mail, i have grouped them for certain reasons into geographical areas.


In order to assist collectors who are more familiar with the old grouping I indicate here in alphabetical order which countries fall into these groups.


Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, French Mandate in Syrian and Lebanon, German Empire, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA (will be continued as per the research)...


Saudi Arabia is a special case as someone would see this countries as Westwards but the few covers known form Saudi Arabia / Nejd show that it is in fact Eastwards Mail as the mail was sent from Saudi Arabia to Egypt from where it was routed Eastwards via the Overland Mail to Iraq/Iran.


Any help in providing additional information's and/or copies of postal regulations to complete the various tables or providing rates from countries not listed on the left is highly appreciated.