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US 16 Cents Usage To France

 
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Posted 07/01/2022   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wctiger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message







Need advice on 1872 postal rate to France. Why 16 cents?
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16c was the 1/3 to 1/2 ounce rate.

The reference to have is United States Letter Rates to Foreign Destinations 1847 to GPU-UPU by Charles Starnes.
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Thx for the reference. I was using Hargraves' book but couldn't find the exact rate. The only connection was the interim rate. In addition, the New York 12 cents paid cannot be found.
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Posted 07/03/2022   03:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add usinbritain to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
16 cents was the French mail via UK treaty rate of 7/70 for 1/3 - 1/2 oz (10-15 grams). Progression was 10, 16, 20, 36 & 36 cents. Rate in effect until 8/74.

The New York exchange office accounting handstamp is common. Hubbard-Winter 209 recorded 1857 - 1872.

And nice NOLA negative geometric cancels.

Hope that helps,

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Thx, for detailed response.
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