Wednesday, January 5, 2011

George VI International Mail
War Period
Foreign Surface Mail (UPU rates)

(Post 17)

1. To April 30, 1940

The surface letter rate was 2 1/2d. for the first ounce and 1 1/2d. for each additional ounce.

China


Romford to Tientsin, China, January 19, 1940
2 1/2d. surface letter rate


Tientsin receiver


Venezuela


Newcastle to Mairacaibo, Venezuela, November 15, 1939
"Via New York"
2 1/2d. surface letter rate



Ipswich to Caracas, Venezuela, February 8, 1940
5 1/2 d. paying 2 1/2d. surface letter rate + 3d. registration fee


2.  From May 1, 1940

The surface letter rate increased from 2 1/2d. to 3d. for the first ounce and 1 1/2d. for each additional ounce.

Algeria


Barnard Castle to Alger, August 21, 1944
3d. surface letter rate
Shortpaid 1/2d. and taxed 8 gold centimes
Algerian due "1fr 30" written above dater
Dues affixed and cancelled with blue crayon


British T 8 (gold centimes)


Algeria tax "1 fr. 30"

Dues Analysis




Argentina


Skipton to Buenos Aires, July 5, 1944
3d. surface letter rate



London to Buenos Aires, September 19, 1940
4 1/2d. two ounce letter rate (3d. first ounce + 1 1/2d. next ounce)


Belgian Congo


Bushmills, Northern Ireland, to Kinkonzi (via Boma), September 2, 1944
3d. surface letter rate
British and Belgian Congo censor tapes
Boma transit November 22, 1944




Belgian Congo censor sealing tape


Brazil


London to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 8, 1940
3d. surface letter rate
Rio de Janeiro receiver December 13, 1940


Chile


Bristol to Puerto Montt, Chile, April 16, 1944
3d. surface letter rate
Puerto Montt receiver June 20, 1944



West Kensington to Santiago, Chile, May 21, 1940
3d. surface letter rate
Shortpaid 1/2d. and taxed 10 gold centimes


T 1o (gold centimes)



London to Vina del Mar, Chile, April 12, 1943
3d. surface letter rate + 3d. registration fee


China


Leigh to Tientsin, China, August 19, 1941
3d. surface letter rate
"Via Canada"
British and Canadian censor tapes



Canadian censor sealing tape



Southsea to Shanghai, July 27, 1940
3d. surface letter rate
1/2d. shortpaid
British tax : 10 god centime
Chinese tax: 17 cents


British "T 10" and Chinese due "17" in blue pencil


Shanghai cancellation on the postage due stamps September 26, 1940


Colombia


Kingston-on-Thames to Bogota, Columbia, March 10, 1943
3d. surface rate
Mailing to a Columbian publisher

British censor handstamp:


EXAMINED
BY CENSOR
POSTAL SECTION
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION


Costa Rica


London to San Jose, Costa Rica, April 30, 1945
3d. surface letter rate
Midland Bank Limited (MB) perfin


Dahomey


Chagford to Bohicon, "Via Accra, Gold Coast". September 13, 1944
3d. surface letter rate
British and Dahomey (Controle Poste) censor tapes
Bohicon reciever November 22, 1944, redirected to Niaurey


French Guiana


London to Cayenne, June 15, 1943
3d. surface letter rate


French Guiana censor handstamp


Cayenne receiver September 13, 1943


Guatemala


Leeds to Guatalon, Guatemala, June 9, 1945
3d. surface letter rate


Guatalon receiver July 21, 1945


Iceland


Upper Edmonton to Reykjavik, June 25, 1942
3d. surface letter rate ( 1/2d. overpayment)


Iran


London to Teheran, February 18, 1941
4 1/2d. paying the 2 ounce rate ( 3d. first ounce + 1 1/2d. next ounce)
Midland Bank (MB) perfin

Anglo- Soviet Occupation

The Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran was the Allied invasion of the Imperial State of Iran during World War II by British, Commonwealth and Soviet Armed forces. The invasion occurred from August 25 to September 17, 1941. Its purpose was to secure Iranian oil fields and ensure Allied supply lines for the Soviets fighting against Axis forces on the Eastern Front. Though Iran was officially neutral, its monarch was friendly toward the Axis Powers; he was deposed during the occupation and replaced with his young son.


London to Teheran, September 20, 1943
Midland Bank (MB) perfin
'Anglo-Soviet Persian Censorship" handstamps- English and Russian


Anglo-Soviet Censorship


Madagascar


London to Madagascar, August 27, 1940
3d. surface letter rate
Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd. perfin
W D & S


Mexico


London to Mexico City, October 9, 1940
3d. surface letter rate
Receiver December 3, 1940



Chippenham to Mexico City, April 11, 1944
3d. surface letter rate
Letter returned to sender


Netherlands East Indies


Stoke-on-Trent to Batavia Centrum, April 18, 1941
3d. surface letter rate
British censor tape and Netherlands East Indies censor tape and handstamps
Batavia Centrum receiver July 16, 1941



Netherlands East Indies censor tape


Batavia Centrum receiver July 16, 1941



Nottingham to Batavia, June 4, 1941
4 1/2d. paying the 2 ounce surface letter rate

Posted Under Censor's Permit Label:



Netherlands West Indies


Glasgow to Curacao, Netherlands West Indies, May 30, 1942
3d. surface letter rate
Shortpaid 1/2d.
Curacao postage due 5 cents

Dues Analysis





London to Willemstead, Curacao, July 13, 1942
4 1/2d. paying the 2 ounce surface letter rate


Paraguay


Greenock to San Bernardino, June 12, 1941
3d. surface rate
Asuncion transit August 16, 1941


Peru


Dagenham to Lima, June 20, 1941
3d. surface letter rate
Lima receiver August 5, 1941


Portuguese East Africa


London to Lorenco Marques, September 11, 1943
Railroad postmark December 20, 1943


Mozambique T.P.O. Lorenco Marques Ambulancia
December 20, 1943


Portuguese West Africa


London to Chinguar, Angola, January 29, 1943
3d. surface letter rate


Syria/ Lebanon

Syria and Lebanon were under Vichy French control from 1940 to 1941. In June-July 1941, the Allies successfully invaded the region. Syria and Lebanon were placed under Free French control.



Llwyngwril to Beirut, August 20, 1941
3d. surface letter rate

Free French Cross of Lorraine handstamp applied to the stamps


Tunisia

The French protectorate of Tunisia was under Vichy French and German control from 1940 to 1943.


To Hamman Lif, Tunisia, 1940
NO SERVICE RETURNED TO SENDER
June 23 was written in ink on the front of the envelope


Uruguay


Button Coldfield to Montevideo, Uruguay, November 1, 1940
3d. surface letter rate

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