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DENMARK POSTAL RATES 1871-1905

 

DOMESTIC RATES - POSTAL CARDS
     
Local rate 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 2 skilling
  1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1888 4 øre
  1 Oct 1888-31 Dec 1918 3 øre
     
Domestic rate 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 4 skilling
  1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1888 8 øre
  1 Oct 1888-31 Dec 1918 5 øre
     
     
DOMESTIC RATES - LETTERS
The letter rates were the same as for postal cards untill 1 Oct 1888. On this date letter cards were issued, and the letter rate applied for these.
 
Local rate 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 2 skilling
  1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1902 4 øre
  1 Oct 1902-7 Oct 1919 5 øre
     
Domestic rate 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 4 skilling
  1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1902 8 øre
  1 Oct 1902-7 Oct 1919 10 øre
 
 
LOCAL PARCEL RATES
Postal cards could be used as parcel cards indicating the address of the receiver.
     
Local parcels 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 Basic rate 4 skilling + 2 skilling pr. started pound
  1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1888 Basic rate 8 øre + 4 øre pr. started pound
  After 1 Oct 1888 postal cards could not be used as parcel cards  
     
     
DOMESTIC PARCEL RATES
Postal cards could be used as parcel cards indicating the address of the receiver.
     
Domestic parcels 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 Basic rate 6 skilling + 2 skilling pr. started pound
  1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1888 Basic rate 12 øre + 4 øre pr. started pound
  After 1 Oct 1888 postal cards could not be used as parcel cards  
     
     
PRINTED MATTERS
     
Printed matters 1 Apr 1871-31 Dec 1874 2 skilling
(Local or domestic) 1 Jan 1875-30 Sep 1888 4 øre
  1 Oct 1888-31 Dec 1918 4 øre
     
     
SUPPLEMENTAL RATES
     
Registered 1.4.1871-1.1.1875 + 8 skilling
  1.1.1875-1.10.1902 + 16 øre
  1.10.1902-1.1.1919 + 15 øre

   
Express (With local delivery) 1.4.1871-1.1.1875 8 skilling
(nightrate: +50%)
  1.1.1875-1.10.1888 16 øre
(nightrate: +50%)
  1 October 1888- 20 øre

   
COD 1.4.1871-1.1.1875 + 6 skilling per 15 Rdl. 
  1.1.1875-1.10.1888 + 12 øre per 30 kr.
   

 

   

 

INTERNATIONAL RATES
     
Norway - postal cards 11.4.1871-1.1.1874 8 skilling (Not recorded)
  1.1.1874-1.1.1875 6 skilling
  1.1.1875-1.7.1875 12 øre (Not recorded)
  1.7.1875-1.1.1886 6 øre
     
Sweden - postal cards 11.4.1871-1.1.1875 6 skilling
  1.1.1875-1.7.1875 12 øre (Not recorded)
  1.7.1875-1.7.1877 10 øre
  1.7.1877-1.4.1885 6 øre
     
Iceland - postal cards 1.4.1871-1.1.1875 8 skilling (Not recorded)
  1.1.1875-1.7.1880 16 øre (Not recorded)
  1.7.1880-1.1.1908 8 øre
     
Danish West Indies -
Postal cards
   
- Direct ship 1.4.1871-1.1.1875 8 skilling (Not recorded)
  1.1.1875-27.10.1892 16 øre (Not recorded)
- Via England (UPU class B) 1.9.1877-1.4.1879 20 øre (Not recorded)
- Via England, Frankrig and Hamborg (UPU class B) 1.4.1879-1.1.1899 15 øre
     
Germany - postal cards 1.4.1871-1.1.1875 8 skilling
  1.1.1875-1.7.1875 16 øre (Not recorded)
  Hereafter UPU  
     
Northern Germany
postal cards
1.4.1871-1.1.1875 6 skilling
  1.1.1875-1.7.1875 12 øre (Not recorded)
  Hereafter UPU  
     
Netherlands -
postal cards
1.4.1871-1.1.1875 10 skilling
  1.1.1875-1.7.1875 20 øre (Not recorded)
  Hereafter UPU  
     
Great Britain and Ireland - postal cards 27.4.1871-1.1.1873 14 skilling (Not recorded)
  1.1.1873-1.1.1875 10 skilling (Not recorded)
  1.1.1875-1.7.1875 20 øre (Not recorded)
  Hereafter UPU  
     
France - postal cards 27.4.1871-1.1.1875 16 skilling (Not recorded)
  1.1.1875-1.1.1876 33 øre (Not recorded)
  Hereafter UPU  
     
UPU Class A countries
postal cards
1.7.1875-1.2.1921 10 øre
     
UPU Class B countries
postal cards
1.7.1876-1.4.1879 20 øre (Not recorded)
  1.4.1879-1.1.1899 15 øre

 

MONETARY REFORM

1 Jan 1875 the currency reform changed the currency from skilling to øre. Mixed frankings between skilling and øre were allowed for a period.
 

FORCED FRANKING

Read about forced franking. All postal cards should be fully franked.
 

CUT SQUARES

Read about the accepted use of cut squares in Denmark.
 

UPU

Read about UPU (Union Postale Universelle).

 

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 Last updated: 21 March 2008