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Parcels 1945 to 46 Parcels 01.08.46 Parcels 1948 Parcels 1951 Foreign 1948 Europe 1951

Period - Hyperinflation 1945 - 1946

(ref: Morgan, values in Pengö)

Period

Date

Zone

>1kg

1-5kg

5-10kg

10-15kg

15-20kg

Card price*

Card tax**

1

01.05.1945

No service

2

02.07.1945

I, II

6P

8P

10P

15P

20P

0.70/0.90


1.5/1.7 from 01.09.1945

0.20 (included in card price)

1.00 from 01.09.1945

III

8P

10P

15P

20P

25P

IV

10P

14P

20P

25P

30P

V

12P

18P

25P

30P

40P

3

16.09.1945

I, II

-

20P

30P

40P

50P

1.5/1.7

1.00 (included in card price)

III

-

30P

60P

80P

100P

IV

-

30P

60P

90P

120P

V

-

30P

60P

100P

140P

4

01.11.1945

I, II

-

200P

300P

400P

500P

1.5/1.7

10 in addition

III

-

300P

600P

800P

1000P

IV

-

300P

600P

900P

1200P

V

-

300P

600P

1000P

1400P

5

16.11.1945

I, II

-

400P

600P

800P

1000P

1.5/1.7


20/40 from 20.11.1945

10 in addition

III

-

600P

1200P

1600P

2000P

IV

-

600P

1200P

1800P

2400P

V

-

600P

1200P

2000P

2800P

6

14.01.1946

I, II

-

3000P

6000P

7000P

8000P

100/200

10 in addition?

III

-

3000P

6000P

8000P

10000P

IV

-

3000P

6000P

9000P

12000P

V

-

3000P

6000P

10000P


7

01.02.1946

-

-

10eP

15eP

20eP

25eP

300/600eP

100aP

8

05.03.1946

-

-

50eP

80eP

100eP

150eP

5-10eP

100aP

9

06.03.1946

-

-

100eP

160eP

200eP

260eP

10/20eP

100aP

10

26.031946

-

-

150eP

240eP

300eP

390eP

15/30eP

100aP

11

01.04.1946

-

-

200eP

320eP

400eP

520eP

20/40eP

100aP

12

11.04.1946

-

-

400eP

600eP

800eP

1040eP

40/80eP

100aP

13

23.04.1946

-

-

1250eP

2000eP

2500eP

3250eP

125/250eP

100aP

14

01.05.1946

-

-

6mP

8mP

12mP

16mP

300/500eP

100aP

15

10.05.1946

-

-

30mP

40mP

62mP

80mP

1.5/2.5mP

100aP

16

20.051946

-

-

120mP

160mP

240mP

320mP

6/10mP

100aP

17

27.05.1946

-

-

360mP

480mP

720mP

960mP

18/30mP

100aP

18

01.06.1946

-

-

1.2mdP

1.6mdP

2.4mdP

3.2mdP

60/100eP

500aP

19

11.06.1946

-

-

12mdP

16mdP

24mdP

32mdP

600/1000mdP

500aP

20

17.06.1946

-

-

60mdP

80mdP

120mdP

160mdP

3/5mP

500aP

21

24.06.1946

-

-

1.2bP

1.6bP

2.4bP

3.2bP

60/100mdP

500aP

22

01.07.1946

-

-

120bP

160bP

240bP

320bP

6/10bP

500aP

23

04.07.1946

-

-

6ebP

8ebP

12ebP

16ebP

300/500bP

500aP

24

08.07.1946

-

-

300ebP

400ebP

600ebP

800ebP

?/?

500aP

25

12.07.1946

-

-

60eaP

80eaP

120eaP

160eaP

5/10eaP

500aP

26

18.07.1946

-

-

300eaP

400eaP

600eaP

800eaP

25/50eaP

500aP

27

24.07.1946

-

-

1.2maP

1.6maP

2.4maP

3.2maP

100/200maP

500aP

ep = ezer pengö (1000 Pengö); mp = milio pengö (1,000,000 pengö); mdp = milliard pengö (1000 milio = 109 pengö); bp = bilio pengö (= 1000 miliárd pengö = 1012 pengö); ebp = thousand billion pengö; ap = adó pengö (tax pengö); eap = ezer adó pengö = 1000 tax pengö; map = milio adó pengö (= 1,000,000 adó pengö)


* Single card/COD card;

** Revenue stamps had to be applied in addition to the 10 fillér imprint; from 16-01-1946 the existing imprint had to be crossed out or covered by a revenue stamp.

1.   Some data in the above table are based on known data for one period multiplied by inflationary factors incurred to subsequent periods.       Periods 9 to 13 are based on definitive information for period 8, periods 15 to 24 are based on period 14, and periods 26 and 27 are based on       period 25.

2.   Parcels of weight greater than 20 kg, up to 55 kg could be sent only with special permission, e.g. official parcels, and this service was not       offered to individuals or businesses.

3.   The COD parcel service outside of Budapest restarted on 01-12-1945.   

4.   It is believed that foodstuffs (filléres) were transported at half the above rates.

5.   ‘Staff’ or ‘Permit’ parcels could be sent at a special reduced rate to former postal employees. A permit cachet on the reverse of the card had       to be filled in and authorised. Rates are unclear, but the above source shows an example from Period 2 where the rate charged was 1 p for 10       kg instead of the normal 10 p (Zones I, II).

6.   The above reference contains numerous additional charges that could be made, including surcharges for parcels not pre-paid, return receipt,       repacking, storage beyond ‘reasonable collection time’, home delivery, and their applicability and cost changed over the inflationary period       as services developed. Data are incomplete, but could perhaps be derived using the inflationary factor method.



Notes:

Foreign parcels were permitted from the following dates:

08-10-1945  Czechoslovakia

15-04-1946   Sweden

14-06-1946   Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Great Britain and colonies, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Yugoslavia (and probably Albania, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg)