Reduced Postal Rate
Reduced Postal Rate, - A Less Known Rate.
In 1982, the amount of
mail had increased to such an extend that the postal authorities tried to reduce
the workload by introducing ”second
class ” letters, or ”mail at reduced postal rates”, i.e. mail that could
be postponed till the next day.
The customers had a 20
oere discount (up to 20 gms), and as far as I remember 50 oere on heavier items.
Later on it was renamed
B-letters, and to obtain the discount, you should send at least 100 letters at
the same time.
(The rule applies even
Customers would have
noted two asterisks in the published postal rates (Fig.1) valid between
7th June, 1982 and 1st April,1983. B-letters are mentioned in the new
postal rates introduced on the latter date.