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0,2 Dollars 1927, British Honduras

no number in katalog -
Years of issue: 04.1927 - 31.10.1975
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 04.1927
Material: Unknown material
Size (mm): 108 х 39
Printer: Waterlow and Sons, Limited, London

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0,2 Dollars 1927

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Letters GvR, on the top is the crown. Repeated several times.

Avers:

0,2 Dollars 1927

Britannia, embodies the UK, with trident and shield, looking into the distance on arriving sailing vessel. Denomination and the country are over a sailboat.

Revers:

0,2 Dollars 1927

Coupon printed only from 1 side. Uniface.

Comments:

An international reply coupon (IRC) is a coupon that can be exchanged for one or more postage stamps representing the minimum postage for an unregistered priority airmail letter of up to twenty grams sent to another Universal Postal Union (UPU) member country. IRCs are accepted by all UPU member countries. UPU member postal services are obliged to exchange an IRC for postage, but are not obliged to sell them.

The purpose of the IRC is to allow a person to send someone in another country a letter, along with the cost of postage for a reply. If the addressee is within the same country, there is no need for an IRC because a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or return postcard will suffice; but if the addressee is in another country an IRC removes the necessity of acquiring foreign postage or sending appropriate currency.

In April 1927 United Kingdom distributed in their dependent territories imperial reply coupons. In May 1953 they became the reply coupons of the Commonwealth and in October 31, 1975 ceased to exist.