Re: Airmail Rates to Russia in 1941
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Confession time: I got it wrong. From July 1, 1939 to June 24, 1941 the rate via Atlantic FAM route, and from Europe (whatever route) was 45¢ per ½ ounce, so this was merely a ½-1 ounce letter. It pays to look carefully at the tables!
From: aerophilately@... [mailto:aerophilately@...]
Sent: Thursday, 30 June 2016 7:23 AM
Subject: RE: [aerophilately] Airmail Rates to Russia in 1941
Thanks for all the input. So it looks like is 90¢ for triple rate plus 15¢ for registered and 5¢ for Return Receipt. This was mailed 1/30/40. So this was before the rate increase to 70¢ on 6/25/41. There is no tear tab on the back for a return receipt card. I’ve included a scan of the back in case anyone is interested. Thank you for the various book referrals. It appears I have a few more to pick-up. Thank all of you again.
I’ve looked this up in Tony Wawrukiewicz’s book on US International Postal Rates. Registration fee at the time was 15¢ and return receipt was 5¢, leaving 90¢ for airmail. Airmail rates to the USSR at the time are found in the “Europe” table on p 137 which were 30¢ per ½ ounce, so this appears to have weighed 1-1½ ounces. Is there any evidence on the back of a return receipt card having been attached?
Thank you David Crotty and John Johnson for the quick reply. I am trying the understand the rate on this cover.
Is it 70¢ postage, 25¢ Registered and 15¢ Return Receipt?
I haven;t actually gotten up from my cup of morning tea to look but I'm sure this is in Tony W's International book. If you don't have access to a copy I could look it up for you. What type of mail do you have?
To anyone who can help;
I’ve gone through Boyle’s book on rates during WWII and I cannot find any information on the US rates for International Airmail to USSR in 1941. Can anyone help me out with this information. Internet search hasn’t been helpful either.