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Postal Rates during the Machin Era
(page updated: Sep 30/11)

Click for a Relationship between Postal Rates and Machin Stamp listing, (updated Sep 2011) prepared by Stephen Fletcher, Upminster, England

  • selected rates only are presented. This is not a complete or exhaustive listing of postal rates!
  • only changes in a rate are shown - a blank entry represents a continuation from a previous date.
  • the stamp links are to a stamp that was available during this rate period - not necessarily to a stamp issued specifically for this rate.
1967-1971 (Pence Sterling currency)
Rates in effect when Machins introduced
Service
1st-class letter (< 4oz) 5d
2nd-class letter (< 6oz)
European (< 1oz)
European (< 2oz)
9d
1s3d
Postcard, Zone A
Postcard, Zone B
Postcard, Zone C
6d
9d
10d
World letter, Zone A (per ½oz)
World letter, Zone B (per ½oz)
World letter, Zone C (per ½oz)
1s
1s6d
1s9d

1971-1975 (Decimal; imperial weight)
Service Feb 15
1971
Mar 6
1972
Sep 10
1973
Jun 24
1974
Mar 17
1975
1st-class letter (< 4oz) 3p 3½p 4½p 7p
2nd-class letter (< 6oz) 2½p 3p 3½p 5½p
World postcard 2p 4p 6p
World letter (< 10g) 7½p 8p 10p
World 2nd weight 15p 19p

1975-1980 (metric weight)
Service Sep 29
1975
Jun 13
1977
Aug 20
1979
1st-class letter (< 60g) 8½p 9p 10p
2nd-class letter (< 60g) 6½p 7p 8p
World postcard 7p 8p 9p
World letter (< 10g) 11p 13p
World 2nd weight 22p 18½p 22½p

1980-1990
Service Feb 4
1980
Jan 26
1981
Feb 1
1982
Apr 5
1983
Sep 3
1984
Oct 20
1986
Sep 5
1988
Oct 2
1989
1st-class letter (< 60g) 12p 14p 15½p 16p 17p 18p 19p 20p
2nd-class letter (< 60g) 10p 11½p 12½p 13p 14p 15p
European (< 20g) 18p 19p 20p
World postcard 10½p 20p 24p 26p 27p 29p
World letter (< 10g) 15p 22p 26p 28p 31p 32p 34p
World 2nd weight 26p 36p 40p 42p 45p 47p 50p

1990-2009
Service Sep 17
1990
Sep 16
1991
Nov 1
1993
Jul 8
1996
Apr
1998
Apr 26
1999
Oct 25
1999
Apr 27
2000
Jul 4
2002
May 8
2003
Apr 1
2004
Apr 7 2005 Apr 3 2006 Apr 2 2007 Apr 7 2008 Apr 6 2009
1st-class letter (< 60g) 22p 24p 25p 26p 27p 28p 30p 32p 34p 36p 39p
2nd-class letter (< 60g) 17p 18p 19p 20p 19p 20p 21p   23p 24p 27p 30p
European (< 20g) 22p 24p 25p 26p 30p 34p 36p 37p 38p 40p 42p 44p 48p 50p 56p
< 40g                             72p 81p
World postcard 31p 33p 35p 37p 38p 40p 42p 43p          
World letter (< 10g) 37p 39p 41p 43p 44p 45p 47p   50p 54p 56p 62p
World 2nd weight 54p 57p 60p 63p 64p 65p 68p   72p 78p 81p 90p
Large 1st
(<100gr)
                "Pricing in Proportion"
effective: Aug 21/06
44p 48p 52p 61p
Large 2nd                 37p 40p 42p 47p


Disclaimer: We apologize for any errors of information that might be present. Your feedback is appreciated.

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Booklet pane numbers used courtesy the Modern British Philatelic Circle
who publish 'The Bookmark' Catalogue

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