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POST OFFICE REGULATIONS.
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12. A newspaper which has any letter, or any
communication of the nature of a letter, written in it
or upon its cover, is charged as an unpaid or insuffi-
ciently paid letter.
13. No pacliet of newspapers may be above 14
lbs. in weight, nor above two feet in length, one foot
in width, or one in depth.
(4.) Colonial and Foreign Neiospapers.
1. The rates of postage to the colonies and foroifin
countries on newspapers registered for transmission
abroad will be found in the Table of Colonial and
Foreign Postage. Each newspaper is liable to a
separate rate of postage, whether sent singly or in a
packet, and if above 4 oz. in weight it is liable to
two rates of postage ; and so on.
2. The conditions of registration for transmiss'on
abroad are the same as those for inland transmission ;
excepting that for foreign transmission a newspiiper
may be published at intervals of thirty -one days;
and that it may be printed (but not its supplement)
on sheets stitched together. Moreover, prices cur-
rent and market reports (but not private price lists
or trade catalogues) may be registered as newspapers
for foreign transmission, provided that they be pub-
lished at intervals not exceeding thirty-one days.
3. The postage, which must he prepaid, cannot be
paid in money.
4. All publications registered for transmission
abroad must he posted within eight days from the day
of publication, including that day ; and any news-
paper posted more than eight days after the date of
publication, as well as any unregistered publication,
must be prepaid at the book rates of post;ige.
6. The collected numbers issued during the month
of a weekly or fortnightly publication are not allowed
to pass as a monthly publication.
6. Every newspaper must be posted either without
a cover (in which case it must not be fastened,
whether by means of gum, wafer, sealing-wax,
postage stamp, or otherwise) or in a cover entirely
open at both ends, so as to admit of easy withdrawal
for examination.
7. Every newspaper must be so folded as to admit
of the title being readily inspected.
8. No newspaper, whether posted singlj' or in a
packet, may contain any enclosure except the supple-
ment or supplements belonging to it.
9. There must be no writing or other marks on a
newspaper sent abroad but the name and address of
the person to whom it is sent; nor anything on the
cover but such name and address, the printed title of
the publication, the printed name and address of the
publisher or vendor who sends it, and words indicating
the date on which the subscription to the newspaper
will end.
10. No packet of newspapers may be above two
feet in length or one foot in width or depth. The
limit of weigbt, which is not the same to all countries,
is in each case shown in the Table of Colonial and
Foreign Postage.
11. It is forbidden to introduce into Russia,
through the post, political newspapers, even in covers
open at the ends or sides ; and the only means by
which persons residing in Russia can obtain news-
papers from the United Kingdom is by subscribing
for them at one of the Russian Post Offices. The
admission into Russia even of newspapers not of a
political character is peimitted only when they are
addressed to the house of some e tabti lied book-
seller, to the higher school-^, to the Imperial Public
Library, or to 'he Academy of Sciences in Rus.-ia.
There is not, h iwever, any restriction on political
newspapers or any other | ublication addres-.ed to
members of the Roj'al Family of Russia, the Imperial
Mini-ters, or members of the Diploma'ic Corps.
Printed Prices Current in covers open at the ends
or sides are allowed to be addressed to any persona
residing in Russia.
(5.) Inland Booh Post.
1. The postage is one halfpenny for every 2 oz. or
part of that weight.
2. A packet posted wholly unpaid is charged with
double the book-postage ; and if posted partially pre-
paid, with double the deficiency.
3. A book-packet may contain any number of separ-
ate hooks or other publications (including printed or
lithographed letters), photographs (when not on glass
or in cases containing glass or any like substance)j
drawings, prints, or maps, and any quantity of paper,
or any oiher substaoce in ordiiiary u^e for writing or
printing upon; and the books or other publications,
prints, maps, &c,, may be either printed, written,
engraved, lithographed, or plain, or any mixture of
these. Further, all legitimate binding, mounting, or
covering of a book, &c., or of a portion thereof, is
allowed, whether such binding, &c., be loose or
attached; as also rollers in the case of prints or
maps, markers (whether of paper or otherwise) ia
the ca-e of books, pens or pencils in the case of
pocket-books, &c., and, in short, whatever is neces-
sary for the safe transmission of such articles, or
usually app(;rtains thereto ; but the binding, rollers,
&c., must riot be sent as a separate packer.
Circulars — i.e., letters which are intended for
transmission in identical terms to several persons,
and the whole or greater part of which is printed,
engraved, or lithographed — may also be sent by
book post.
4. But a book -packet may Kot contain any letter,
or c immunication of the nature of a letter* (whether
separate or otherwise), unless it be a circular letter
or be wholly printed; nor any enclosure sealed or in
any way closed against inspection ; nor any other
enclosure not allowed by Rule 3. If this Rule be
infringed, the entire packet is charged as a letter, j-
6. A book-packet may be posted either without a
cover (in which case it must not be fastened, whether
by means of gum, wafer, sealing wax, postage stamp,
or otherwise), or in a cover entirely open at both
ends, so as to admit of the contents being easily with-
drawn for examination ; J otherwise it is treated as a
letter. For the general security of the contents,
however, it may be tied at the ends with string;
Postmasters being authorised to cut the string in
such case, although if they do so they must again tie
up the packet.
* Entries merely stating who sends the book, &c., or
to whom it is given, are not regarded as a letter.
t It is the duty of Postmasters, whenever they have
ground for suspecting an infringement of any of tha
above conditions, and occasionally even when there ia
no ground for suspicion, to open and examine book-
packets posted at, or passing throngh, their office.
% In order to secure the return of book-packets which
cannot be delivered, the names and addresses of the
sender's should he printed or written outside; thus 'Trom

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