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Bob Watson

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Re: Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 12:12:44 PM »
Hi Peter
That helps to narrow down when the international postcard rate changed. It would be great to find a document that laid out all the rates at the effective date in 1902. That formula lettercard adds the rates to the USA according to the treaty effective July 1, 1887.
Many thanks, Bob

Peter Bamert

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 08:07:20 AM »
At the turn of the 19th to the 20th century the local rate for postal cards was 1 Centavo, the domestic rate for PC was 2 Centavos. The same rate applied for cards to USA and Canada. The international postacard rate was 3 Centavos until 1902 (I don't know the exact date of the new rate).1902 it was increased to 4 Centavos. To my knowledge these postcard rates remained unchanged until 1945. I have found a Formula lettercard of which I enclose two scans. It shows some rates in 1888.
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Bryan Axtell

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Re: Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 01:59:53 PM »
Yep Bob, my error.  It is listed as .04.  Sorry.

Bryan Axtell

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Re: Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 03:03:15 PM »
The Mexican Year Books for 1908 and for 1909-1910, also books for business/investors, lists the foreign postal card rate at .03.  No decree is referenced, but the books were published by McCorquodale under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance.  The books show a wide range of postal charges for both internal and external mail.

Mike Ludeman

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Re: Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 05:35:15 PM »
The Tarifa de Portes published dated Jan 1, 1895 shows the Tarjeta Postal rate to be 0.03 for International Service. Same in 1897.
This rate is repeated in the publication La Ciudad de Mexico by Adolfo Prantl and Jose L Groso, published 1901, sort of a businessman's guidebook to Mexico.
The next published rate I have is from a decree published Aug 3, 1915, in which the rate is now 0.04. 

Mark Banchik

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Re: Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 05:21:48 PM »
Nick Follansbee's Revolution book has much of the information. Some rates may have been adjusted in the late 1890's, but rates were quite stable from the turn of the century through the beginning o the Revolution.

Bob Watson

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Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 02:37:16 PM »
Is there a table of postal rates in the early 20th Century? I often find I want to check the rate on a cover to ensure it's an example of correct usage. For instance, I have a postal card sent to Germany in 1901 at 3 centavos. Is that the correct rate?

Bob Watson