|25¢ Revere paying
international surface rate
remarkable item, a heavy less than three ounce international surface
letter. Such a use is rarely if at all seen for the Liberty series.
1963 letter was mailed from Teheran, Iran to England. The first ounce
was charged at an 11¢/ounce rate while each of two additional
ounces were charged at a 7¢/oz rate, 25¢ total being due. As
this cover illustrates, military post office mail to foreign countries
had to be franked at U.S. foreign rates. I've never seen a three ounce
international Liberty item before this, and it's even more special
because it's a 25 cent solo.
Figure: Less than or equal to 3 ounce 1963 international surface letter
from Teheran, Iran to England. The first ounce was charged at an
11¢/ounce rate while each of two additional ounces were charged at
a 7¢/oz rate, 25¢ total paid.
(Click image for 300 dpi scan)
David Eeles replies....
Sorry I don't have a three-ounce international surface item, but I do
have a six-ounce. Nor is it a solo use. But for a collector
of little purple stamps: ten wet printing, ACL perfin, 3c Liberty sheet
stamps is even better. The rate was 8c for the first ounce plus
4c for each additional ounce (1 Nov 1953 - 31 Jul 1958), which is
overpaid by 2c. Click
<here> for a 300 dpi image of the cover.
Ken Lawrence replies.... My
interpretation of the attached scan (seen below), cover sent January 25
1962, San Francisco to Truk, Eastern Caroline Islands, U.S. Pacific
Trust Territory, transited Agana, Guam, January 28: seven
times 7¢ per ounce air mail, 60¢ registry, 10¢ return
I welcome additional information.