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Europe/Great Britain : Rate help for pre-war Jersey postcard

 

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06 Jan 2015
06:06:45pm
I am trying to determine if the rate paid for this postcard is correct. It was posted from Jersey on June26, 1939, to be carried on the first flight of the new Pan American North Atlantic passenger service, scheduled to leave on June 28. (I don't know why the Shediac, Nfld. receiver was struck on July 1. Perhaps mail that was offloaded from the Pan Am seaplane on arrival at Shediac wasn't immediately forwarded.)

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I have read that airmail service to Great Britain from Canada at this time was six cents plus an additional one cent war tax, but I can find nothing at all about the rate to Canada from Great Britain (the Channel Islands used the British postal system at that time).

This postcard is interesting to me personally because the destination, 1774 Nelson Street in Vancouver, is (or was) just four and half blocks from my apartment, directly across the street from the pink apartment building on the left in the Google street view below. It was probably a house in 1939, but today it's a shopping mall where I buy groceries. In fact, I was there just this morning.

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06 Jan 2015
06:31:04pm
re: Rate help for pre-war Jersey postcard

Wish I could help you Bob, but none of my references include a specific rate for post cards. The rate for up to 1/2oz was 1sh3d, or 15 pence, as shown by these two flight covers from your exact flight. BTW, Shediac is in New Brunswick, was a regular stop on the run, and would have been the logical off-loading point for mail addressed to elsewhere in Canada.

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06 Jan 2015
06:06:45pm

I am trying to determine if the rate paid for this postcard is correct. It was posted from Jersey on June26, 1939, to be carried on the first flight of the new Pan American North Atlantic passenger service, scheduled to leave on June 28. (I don't know why the Shediac, Nfld. receiver was struck on July 1. Perhaps mail that was offloaded from the Pan Am seaplane on arrival at Shediac wasn't immediately forwarded.)

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I have read that airmail service to Great Britain from Canada at this time was six cents plus an additional one cent war tax, but I can find nothing at all about the rate to Canada from Great Britain (the Channel Islands used the British postal system at that time).

This postcard is interesting to me personally because the destination, 1774 Nelson Street in Vancouver, is (or was) just four and half blocks from my apartment, directly across the street from the pink apartment building on the left in the Google street view below. It was probably a house in 1939, but today it's a shopping mall where I buy groceries. In fact, I was there just this morning.

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re: Rate help for pre-war Jersey postcard

Wish I could help you Bob, but none of my references include a specific rate for post cards. The rate for up to 1/2oz was 1sh3d, or 15 pence, as shown by these two flight covers from your exact flight. BTW, Shediac is in New Brunswick, was a regular stop on the run, and would have been the logical off-loading point for mail addressed to elsewhere in Canada.

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