‹‹‹ prev (555)

(557) next ›››

Post-Office Regulations.
Stamps may be procured at the General Office, Glassford Street, the Stamp Office,
and the several Receiving- Houses.
The Penny Labels, at Id. each.
The Twopenny Labels, at 2d. each.
The Penny Envelopes, 24 for 2s. 3d., or 2 for 2|d.
The Twopenny Envelopes, 12 for 2s. 2d., or .3 for 6|-d.
Stamped Half-sheets of Paper, l|d. each, or 24 for 2s. 3d.
"When the Value of Stamps on the Letter is less than the amount of the Postage
to wliich it is liable, the Letter will be charged double the Amount of such differ-
ence on delivery.
Stamps may be used for Printed Votes, and Proceedings in Parliament, and on
Foreign, Colonial, and Ship Letters, &c.., outwards. If any Letter, however, ad-
dressed to places beyond sea, bear an insufficient number of Stamps, it will be sent
to the Dead Letter Office, to be returned, in all practicable cases, to the writer.
Stamps are not permitted to be used on Letters arriving in the United IGngdom
from the Colonies or Foreign Countries.
These Regulations are applicable to Newspapers, in those cases where they aie
liable to Postage.
If the Stamps affixed to letters are mutilated or defaced, the letters wiU be liable
to the unpaid rate.
A Stamp which has been cut from an envelope and affixed to a letter, entitles it
to pass free of charge.
Redirected Letters are charged an additional postage for each redirection, accord-
ing to the Prepaid Scale.
Adhesive Stamps should be placed on the right-hand corner of the upper side of
the letters, above the superscription. The most effectual plan is to dip the label
wholly in water — to shake off the water immediately — and to press the label upon
the letter with a piece of clean blotting paper. When the qurn is dull in appear-
ance, it will require rather more time and moisture to inake it stick firmly than when
it is glossy. The purpose of wetting the label wholly is to counteract the tendency
it has to curl up from the letter, when one side only is wetted — a tendency caused
by the expansion of that side as it imbibes the moisture.
s. d.
Not exceeding \ Oz
1 —
2 — ,
3 —
4 —
5 —
6 —
1 —
s. d.
Not exceeding 9 Oz.
10 —
11 —
12 —
13 —
14 —
1.5 — .
16 —
Members of either House of Parliament are entitled to receive, free of charget
Petitions addressed to either House, pi'ovided they are sent in covers open at the
sides, and do not exceed the weight of thirty-two ounces. Addresses to Her Majesty
go free of postage.
Printed Votes and proceedings in Parliament are charged at the following rate,
etween places in the United Kingdom, and between the United Kingdom and the
Colonies, when conveyed by packet : —
Not exceeding 4 ounces, Id.
Exceeding 4 ounces, and not exceeding S ounces, , . . 2d.
Exceeding 8 ounces, and not exceeding 12 ounces, . . . 3d.
and so on in proportion. Prepayment optional.
Letters of Soldiers and Sailors remain unaltered, their privilege being restricted
to half an ounce in weight.
Letters and packets exceeding sixteen ounces in weight, with the exception of
those classes mentioned belo.v, are sent to the Dead Letter Office, to be returned to
the sender.

Images and transcriptions on this page, including medium image downloads, may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence unless otherwise stated. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence