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AR, Advice of Receipt, Avis de Reception 
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VR

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7/6/2009, 9:29 pm


The "AR" service, which allowed the sender of a registered letter to receive, on payment of an additional fee, an acknowledgment that the letter had been safely delivered to the addressee, was introduced by the New Zealand Post Office when New Zealand joined the UPU in October 1891.

I am together with another collector of AR material, based in NZ, trying to record examples of New Zealand "AR" material. I would like to hear from collectors who have examples of the following:-
  1. Covers with "AR" written (often in blue crayon) or stamped (boxed or in a circle or oval) to show the fee had been paid (particularly anything pre 1900).
  2. AR forms which would have been returned to the sender (sometimes with stamps attached).
  3. Covering envelopes used to return the AR form.
  4. AR cards (usually white, pink or green - some judicial ones were yellow).
  5. Anything else related to the AR service in NZ.
Many Thanks,

VR 
Posted by:
VR

New Member

18/6/2009, 5:56 pm


Re: AR, Advice of Receipt, Avis de Reception

I have added some examples of covers with AR markings. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has similar covers so we can get an idea of the number out there.

VR




Posted by:
VR

New Member

18/6/2009, 10:30 pm


Re: AR, Advice of Receipt, Avis de Reception

Here is another slightly different one.


 

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