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Post Cards ara sold at the follow
prices : —
Stout Cards.
1 -
- - |d. I 4 - - - 2fd.
2 -
- - 1-Jd. 5 - - - 3U.
- - 2d. 6 - - - 4d.
6s. 8d. per parcel of 120.
Thin Cards.
1 -
- - fd.
4 - - - 2U.
2 -
- - lid.
5 - - - 3d.
3 -
- - Ifd.
6 - - - 3|d.
lis. 8d, per parcel of 240.
Uncut sheets of these Cards can he ohtained
at any Post Office by giving two or three days' no-
tice. They are sold only in quarter reams of 120
sheets ; each sheet containing 42 cards, and the
prices are £14 per quarter ream for stout cards, and
£12 OS. for thin cards.
Reply Stout Cards.
1 - - - Hi.
2 - - - 2|d.
3 - - - 4d.
6s. 8d. per ]
4 - -
5 - -
6 - -
sarcel of 60.
- 5ld
- 6|d
- 8d.
Eeply Th
1 - - - IJd.
2 - - - 24d.
3 - - - 3M.
in Cards.
4 - -
5 - -
6 - -
- 4|d
- 6d.
- 7d.
lis. 8d. per parcel of 120.
The Eeply Cards are not sold in sheets like the
Single Cards.
At Post Offices, which are not Money Order Offices,
sub- postmasters are required to keep |d. and Id.
stamps, post cards, and registered letter envelopes
only; but they are bound, on application, to pro-
cure postage stamps of -other values, embossed
postage envelopes, and newspaper wrappers.
Impressed BiU Stamps of the respective values of
Id., 2d., 3d., 6d., 9d., and Is., are for sale at the
Chief Office, Branches, &c.
Dog and Gun Licenses are issued at all Money
Order Offices.
Every rural messenger is authorized to sell penny
postage stamps and registered letter envelopes, or (if
he have no stamps in his possession) he must receive
the postage in money, and on his arrival at the
Post Office affix stamps carefully to the letters.
Payment of postage cannot be made by means of
imperfect postage stamps ; or of embossed or im-
pressed stamps cut out from the envelopes, cards,
wrappers, or telegraph message forms (even although
the stamps have not been before used or sent by post j.
Applications for allowance on spoilt postage stampg,em-
bossed envelopes, post cards, or newspaper wrappers,
which have not passed through the post, should be
made to the Distributor of Stamps, Inland Revenue.
Such applications, however, can only be entertained if
the stamps or other articles have been spoilt or become
useless within the period of six months preceding the
date of application. In the case of envelopes, cards,
or wrappers, the applications must be accompanied by
these ai'ticles intact; as no allowance can be granted
on the embossed or impressed stamps if cut therefrom
Postage Stamps purcliased from the Public.
All postmasters in the United Kingdom at whose
offices money order business is transacted, are per-
mitted, though not compelled, to purchase postage
stamps from the public (provided the stamps be not
soiled or otherwise damaged), at a charge of 2J per
ceat.; the charge, however, never being less than
one halfpenny. Under this arrangement the pay-
ments are as follows : —
The full
price minus
For stamps not exeseding Is. 8d. in value, Jd.
Above Is. 8d., and not exceeding 3s. 4d., Id.
" 3s. 4d,, " " 5s. - IJd.
" 5s., " " 6s. 8d., 2d.
" 6s. 8d,, " " 8s. 4d., 2id.
and so on.
To prevent the temptation to steal stamps attached
to letters, which might be afforded by facilities for
selling them, single stamps cannot be purchased.
They must in all cases be presented in strips of not
less than two.
In consequence of representations made to the
Post Office by various firms, that there is reason to
believe that their postage stamps were purloined by
persons in their employ, the Department has recom-
mended that the initials of firms, &c., be perforated
through the stamps by means of a machine devised
for the purpose, and Postmasters have been in-
structed not to purchase such stamps. The perfora-
tion of the stamps on post cards, newspaper wrap-
pers, and embossed envelopes with initials is also
not objected to.
Paper taken by the public to the Inland
Revenue Office can be impressed with postage stamps
under conditions which may be learnt on application
at that office.
Articles not allowed to he sent hy Post.
1. It is forbidden to forward by post any indecent
or obscene print, painting, photograph, lithograph,
engraving, book or card, or any other indecent or
obscene article, or any letter, newspaper, publica-
tion, packet, or card having thereon any words,
marks, or designs of an indecent, obscene, libellous,
or grossly offensive character. Anything posted
contrarj'- to this prohibition will be stopped and sent
to the Returned Letter Office.
2. Postmasters are instructed not to receive any
lettter which there is good reason to believe contains
anything likely to injure the contents of the mail
bag, or to do bodily harm to any officer of the Post
The following are examples of the articles referred
A glass bottle, or glass in any form ; leeches,
game, fish, meat, fruit, vegetable, or anything of
a greasy or oily nature ; bladders or other vessels
containing liquids; gunpowder, lucifer matches, or
anything which is explosive or liable to sudden com-
bustion ; razors, scissors, forks, or other sharp instru-
ments are also forbidden.
1. The Post Office is not, by law, responsible for
any loss or inconvenience which may arise from the
non-delivery, mis-sending, or mis-delivery of any
letter, book, or other postal packet (even if the
packet be registered). Nor is it responsible for
any injury which a packet may sustain in its
2. Postal packets which are likely to suffer from
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