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POST OFFICE KEGULATIONS.
(3.) Inland Newspapers.
I Under the "Post Office Act, 1870," any
publication fulfilling the conditions hereafter named
can, upon payment of an annual fee of 5s., be regis-
tered at the General Post office to pass within the
United Kingdom as a newspaper for a postage of one
halfpenny. Without such registration no news-
paper is entitled to be sent through the post at less
than the book rate of postage.
2. The conditions are as follows: —
§ 1. The publication must consist wholly or in
great part of political or other news, or of articles
rtkting thereto, or to other current topics, â– with or
without advertisements.
§ 2. It must be printed and published in the
United Kingdom, must be published in numbers at
intervals of not more than seven days, and must be
printed on a sheet or sheets unstitched.
§ 3. The full title and date of publication must be
printed at the top of the first page, and the whole
or part of the title and the date of publication at the
top of every subsequent page; and this regulation
applies to "Tables of Contents" and "Indices."
Definition of a Supplement.
§ 4. A supplement must consist wholly or in
great part of matter like that of a newspaper, or of
advertisements, printed on a sheet or sheets, or on
a piece or pieces of paper, unstitched ; or wholly or
in part of engravings, prints, or lithographs illustra-
tive of articles in the newspaper. The supplement
must in every case be published with the newspaper,
and must have the title and date of publication of
the newspaper printed at the top of every page ; or,
)f it consists of engravings, prints, or lithograpbs,
at the top of every sheet or side.
3. Eegistration for inland circulation includes
registration for transmission abroad.
4. For each inland newspaper, whether posted
singly or in a packet, the postage, when prepaid, is
one halfpenny; but a packet containing two or more
registered newspapers is not chargeable with a higher
rate of postage than would be chargeable on a book
packet of the same weight, viz., one halfpenny for
every 2 oz. or part of that weight.
5. A newspaper posted unpaid, or a packet of
newspapers posted either unpaid, or insufficiently paid,
is treated as an unpaid or insufficiently paid book
packet of the same weight.
6. The postage must be prepaid either by an ad-
hesive stamp, or by the use of a stamped wrapper.
7. No newspaper can now be sent through the
post a second time for the original postage. For
each transmission a fresh postage is required.
8. Every newspaper must be posted either without
a cover, or in a cover entirely open at both ends, so
as to admit of easy removal for examination.* A
newspaper must not be fastened in its cover by means
of gum, sealing wax, postage stamp, or otherwise. If
this rule be infringed, the newspaper is treated as a
letter.
9. Every newspaper must be so folded as to admit
of the title being readily inspected.
10. A newspaper, or packet of newspapers, which
* In order that no failure mar occur in the delivery of
newspapers through the covers becoming detached, it is
recommended that the addresses be written on exposed
parts of the newspapers themselves as well as on the
covers.
contains any enclosure except supplements, is charged
as a letter, unless the enclosure be such as might be
sent at the book rate of postage, and the entire
packet be sufficiently prepaid as a book packet, in
which case it is allowed to pass.
11. 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.
12. No packet 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 Newspapers.
1. The rates of postage to the colonies and foreign
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 transmission
abroad are the same as those for inland transmission ;
excepting that for foreign transmission a newspaper
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 fists
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 be prepaid, cannot be
paid in money.
4. All publications registered for transmission
abroad must be 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 postage.
5. 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 singly or in a
packet, may contain any enclosure except the supple-
ment or supplements belonging to it.
9. There must he 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 weight, which is not the same to all countries,
is in each case shown in the Table of Colonial and
Foreign Postage.
(5.) Inland Book Post.
1. The postage is one halfpenny for every 2 oz. or
part of that weight.

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