A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

Postal Rates 1994–2000

The following tables list the postal charges in force in Palestine prior to Ministry of Post & Telecomunications' decree no. 257 of 23.02.2000. Rates since February 2000. The current rates are listed separately.
Please read the introductory notes there!

Most information on this page has been supplied by Thomas Schubert. Where he himself refers to other sources, I have marked this thus:
*) official document used in Bethlehem and ancilliary data, supplied by Rafat Bandak, 28.09.1997. Rates apply from 17.12.1996.
**) letter, sent by Philatelic Office, 4.04.1998. Rates apply from 2.03.1998.
***) letter, sent by Philatelic Office, 29.11.1999. Rates apply from 1.06.1999.

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Inland

Item Fils comments
Ordinary Letter upto 50g 100 *
Ordinary Letter 50--100g 180 *
Postcard 100 *
Registration 340 *
Advice of Delivery
Express 790 *

Israel

Item Fils comments
Ordinary Letter upto 50g 110 *
Ordinary Letter 50-100g 200 *
Ordinary Letter 100-500g 300 *
Ordinary Letter 500-1000g 410 *
Ordinary Letter 1000-2000g 500 *
Postcard
Registration
Advice of Delivery
Express

International Postcard or Airletter (aérogramme)

Item Fils comments
Postcard, by air(?), direct 110 *
Postcard, by air, via Israel 120 *; from 2.03.1998: 260 Fils **
Postcard, surface, via Israel 240 **
Airletter (aérogramme), direct 110 *
Airletter (aérogramme), via Israel 120 *

International Surface Letter: Europe, CIS, Arab countries

Item Fils comments
International letter, surface 280 *
International letter, surface 320 **

International Airmail Letter: Europe, CIS, Arab countries

Item Fils comments
Letter, upto 20g, direct 150 *, from 2.03.1998: 340 Fils**, from 1.06.1999: 380 Fils***
Letter, 20--50g, direct 250 *
Letter, 50--100g, direct 460 *
Letter, upto 20g, via Israel 170 *
Letter, 20--50g, via Israel 280 *
Letter, 50--100g, via Israel 520 *
Letter, 100--250g, via Israel 870 *
Letter, 250--500g, via Israel 1850 *
Letter, 500--1000g, via Israel 3460 *
Letter, 1000-2000g, via Israel 5550 *

International Airmail Letter: North America, Asia, Africa

Item Fils comments
Letter, upto 20g, direct 180 *
Letter, 20--50g, direct 340 *
Letter, 50--100g, direct 580 *
Letter, upto 20g, via Israel 200 *
Letter, 20--50g, via Israel 380 *
Letter, 50--100g, via Israel 650 *
Letter, 100--250g, via Israel 1120 *
Letter, 250--500g, via Israel 2540 *
Letter, 500--1000g, via Israel 4490 *
Letter, 1000-2000g, via Israel 7090 *

International Airmail Letter: South America, Australia

Item Fils comments
Letter, upto 20g, direct 220 *
Letter, 20--50g, direct 400 *
Letter, 50--100g, direct 740 *
Letter, upto 20g, via Israel 250 *
Letter, 20--50g, via Israel 450 *
Letter, 50--100g, via Israel 830 *
Letter, 100--250g, via Israel 1350 *
Letter, 250--500g, via Israel 2010 *
Letter, 500--1000g, via Israel 5790 *
Letter, 1000-2000g, via Israel 9210 *

International Registration

Item Fils comments
direct
via Israel 340 *, from 2.03.1998: 760 Fils**, from 1.06.1999: 880 Fils***

International Express Delivery

Item Fils comments
direct
via Israel 790 *, from 2.03.1998: 1760 Fils**

International Printed Matter and Small Packets: Europe, CIS, Arab countries

Item Fils comments
upto 20g, via Israel 120 *
20--50g, via Israel 230 *
50--100g, via Israel 310 *
100--250g, via Israel 530 *
250--500g, via Israel 1110 *

International Printed Matter and Small Packets: North America, Asia, Africa

Item Fils comments
upto 20g, via Israel 200 *
20--50g, via Israel 280 *
50--100g, via Israel 400 *
100--250g, via Israel 670 *
250--500g, via Israel 1270 *

International Printed Matter and Small Packets: South America, Australia

Item Fils comments
upto 20g, via Israel 250 *
20--50g, via Israel 370 *
50--100g, via Israel 490 *
100--250g, via Israel 870 *
250--500g, via Israel 1710 *

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