Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Parcel Post to Great Britain During the Centennial Period

This article deals with a parcel piece from Canada to England mailed in 1970.

This insured parcel was mailed from Peterborough, Ontario to Woking, England on September 16, 1970. The rate for this service was $2.50 (Peterborough meter).

Canada Post Office insured handstamp applied and insured label affixed:

British Redirection

The Post Office at Woking redirected the parcel to Mill Hill, England (neither original nor redirected address was kept on the piece). A charge of 4s 6d was levied for this service.

Decimalization of British currency occurred on February 15, 1971. The postage due labels cancelled at Mill Hill, England, are an interesting mix of the decimal 20p (4 s.) and the 6d. values: