International Reply Coupons

From Stamps of the World

Proof of the IMPERIAL Type International Reply Coupon bottom right Marginal of sheet

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.

The different types of IRC are shown here >> IRC TYPES

Estonia - See also Paris and Tallinn Estonia
Germany issued in Brussels
Great Britain London SW (GB) 87 to 135 BROMTON RD SW the address of the post office in Harrods in London
Great Britain London W (GB) issued at Mount Street W1
Great Britain - Britannia IRC issued by Brecon PO
Great Britain - Britannia IRC issued by Bournemouth PO
India. Issued by the Ludhiana office
Great Britain - Sloane square B.O. S.W.1
Federation of Malaya
Japan issued in Shimanto (JP) 1931
Great Britain Exchange Buildings Newcastle-on-Tyne
British Honduras issued in Belize City Post Office 1970
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika
St Helena
Phnom Penh Cambodge Cambodia
Republique Indonesia
Netherlands 1972
USA 1989
JR- Sa. SEC TESORARIA - DF BRASIL Rio de Janeiro Brasil 1953
JR- Sa. SEC TESORARIA - DF BRASIL Rio de Janeiro Brasil 1948
Netherlands - Bussum -1970
Great Britain 6d Margate 1939
Tunis - Tunisia
IRC, London type 16n, issued in Probolinggo, Indonesia, 18.3.1957.
Commonwealth of Australia
Hong Kong
German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia IRC issued in Prague 1940 redeemed in Quito, Equador
Weston-super-Mare 1912
South Africa
Jordan, IRC issued in Jerusalem
বাংলাদেশ (Bengali) Bangladesh Overprint on Pakistan IRC, issued at Dacca G.P.O. Bangladesh