A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

Postal Rates: Printed Matters, Newspapers

Postmaster General: Postal Guide 1948

PRINTED PAPERS

RATE OF POSTAGE

The prepaid rate is 3 mils per 50 grammes or part thereof.

A printed paper, if posted unpaid, is charged on delivery with double postage; if posted underpaid, with double the amount of the deficiency.

WEIGHT AND SIZE

The maximum weight is 2 kgs.

The limits of sizes are:—

Maximum
60 cms. in length; 30 cms. in width; 30 cms. in depth; or if made up in the form of a roll, 75 cms. in length and 10 cms. in diameter.

Minimum
Envelopes or covers less than 10 cms. in length by 7 cms. in width must not be used. The material for cards mast be ordinary cardboard or paper not less thick and not more flexible than postcards issued and sold by the post office.

SURCHARGES

Printed paper, if posted unpaid, is charged on delivery with double postage, a printed paper posted underpaid is charged with double the amount of tile deficiency.

A packet prepaid at the printed paper rate which contains any enclosures not admissible at that rate, or infringes any of the following regulations, is charged as an unpaid postcard, if admissible at that rate, or as an underpaid letter, or is transferred to the parcel office and is charged with a fine of 5 mils in addition to any deficient parcel postage, whichever involves the lowest charge.

DEFINITION

A packet is not necessarily admissible at the printed paper rate because it contains nothing but printed matter. The whole of the contents must fall clearly within the definition given.

The expression printed paper means a packet not exceeding two kilogrammes in weight which consists of or contains one or more of the following articles or documents:

  1. Books and other publications or works of a literary character, whether containing written dedications or not, and any other written or printed matter not being in the nature of a letter (on paper or on some substance ordinarily used for writing or printing);
  2. Sketches, drawings, paintings, photographic prints, and engravings, on paper or on some substance ordinarily used for the purpose, provided it is not a brittle or exceptionally fragile substance;
  3. Maps, plans and charts, on paper or some other substance ordinarily used for the purpose, provided it is not a brittle or exceptionally fragile substance;
  4. The binding or mounting of any article described above, provided such binding or mounting is of a kind ordinarily used for the purpose, is not made of glass, or any brittle or exceptionally fragile substance, and is transmitted in the same packet with the article in respect of which it is used;
  5. The articles and documents described on pages 12-14.
(Postmaster General: Postal Guide 1948; reprinted in: E. Proud: The Postal History of Palestine. Proud-Bailey, 1985)

Printed Matters: Inland

Period per 50g Comments
1.10.1919--31.08.1920 1 m
1.09.1920--30.11.1928 2 m
1.12.1928--30.06.1943 3 m For commercial papers: minimum 250g (15m)
1.07.1943--14.05.1948 3 m

Printed Matters: Foreign

Period per 50g Comments
1.10.1919--31.08.1920 1 m
1.09.1920--30.09.1921 2 m For commercial papers: minimum 250g (15m)
1.10.1921--30.11.1928 3 m
1.12.1928--30.05.1932 3 m For commercial papers: Minimum 100g (6m)
1.06.1932--30.06.1943 3 m For commercial papers: Minimum 250g (15m)
1.07.1943--14.05.1948 5 m For commercial papers: Minimum 200g (20m)
Recorded rate for foreign commercial papers in 1921: 1p (250g), 2m for each add. 50g
wrap_E1 (19K) wrap_E2_V (17K) wrap_E2_R (14K)

Printed matter wrapper, 2m fee stamp, June 1931 (H&G E1, Hochh. NW1): PRINTED PAPERS., also in Arabic and Hebrew.
Unused but with special postmark PHILATELIC EXHIBITION / TEL AVIV.

Image: Ebay.

Printed matter wrapper, 3m fee stamp, June 1931 (H&G E21, Hochh. NW1) with additional 2m stamp (with gutter): PRINTED PAPERS / IMPRIMÉS.
Cancelled in Jerusalem, destined for Pasadena, Ca.

Image: Ebay.

Government of Palestine: Post Office Ordinance 1930 (Ord. 1930/20) [7.08.1930]

17. For the purpose of registration of newspapers under this Ordinance, any publication consisting wholly or in great part of political or other news, or of articles relating thereto, or to other current topics, with or without advertisements, shall be deemed a newspaper subject to the provisions of any Regulations hereunder

18. (1) The proprietor or printer of any newspaper within the description aforesaid may register it at the General Post Office in Jerusalem, at such tine in each year and in such form and with such particulars as the Postmaster General directs, paying on each registration such fee as Regulations hereunder direct.

(2) The Postmaster General may from time to time revise the register and remove therefrom any publication not being a newspaper.

(3) The decision of the Postmaster General on the admission to or removal from the register of a publication shall be final.

(4) Any publication for the time being on the register shall for the purpose of this Ordinance be deemed a registered newspaper.

19. A registered newspaper shall be deemed a newspaper for the purpose of any arrangement or convention between the Palestine Government and the Government of the United Kingdom or of any of His Majesty's Dominions or of any foreign State for securing advantages for newspapers sent by host.

(Government of Palestine : Post Office ordinance ; no. 20 of 1930. Society of Israel Philatelists, 1989)

Newspapers: Inland

Period Rate Comments
1.10.1919--31.12.1925 1 m
1.01.1926--14.05.1948 2 m
Blind literature, 16.12.1925–14.05.1948: 2 m per 1kg.

Newspapers: International

Period Rate Comments
(1921) 2 m first 50g, then 2m for each add. 50g
(1938) 6 m (?)
380713_newsp (42K)

Newspaper wrapper, "LA TERRA SANTA", from Jerusalem to Nuoro, Italy.
6m "Pictorial" with 7-line machine cancel JERUSALEM / 13 JLY / 1938 / 11 30 AM.

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