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Every newspaper must be so folded as to admit of the title being readily
A newspaper which has any letter, or any communication of the nature of
a letter, written in it or upon its cover, will be charged as an unpaid or
insufficiently paid letter.
A packet of newspapers must not >veigh above 5 lb. or exceed 2 feet in
length or 1 foot in width or depth.
1 lb., 3d., then Id. per lb. up to a weight of 11 lbs. which is 1/.
(lbs. 10 and 11 charged as 1 lb.)
Maximum weight 11 lbs. Length 3 ft. 6 in.
Length and girth combined 6 ft. in.
Parcels must be taken into a Post Office and handed over the counter.
The words "Parcel Post" must appear on every parcel.
If a packet bearing the words " Parcel Post," or otherwise marked for
transmission as a parcel, is not posted in accordance with this regulation, it
is treated as a letter, if it is fully prepaid. If it is not fully prepaid at the
letter post rate, it will be treated as a parcel, and will be charged on delivery
with a fine of Id. , together with the deficient postage, if any, at the parcel
post rate.
Parcels containing fish, game, meat, eggs, &c, or knives, or other sharp
instruments, can only be sent if so packed as to prevent all risk of injury to
other parcels. Liquids or semi-liquids are not accepted unless in bottles or
cans securely stoppered ; nor powders, unless so packed that they cannot
escape in transmission. Bottles or glass in any form can be accepted only
when so packed as to be secure from breakage. If a parcel be tendered in a
damaged or insecure condition it will be refused.
Parcels known to contain a letter, packet, or parcel intended for delivery at
an address other than that borne on the parcel itself are prohibited.
Parcels addressed to a Post Office to be called for, or to a person residing
beyond the free postal delivery, are kept three weeks. At the end of one
week, if the parcel bears on the outside the sender's name and address, a
notice of the fact that the parcel has not been delivered is sent to him.
Parcels addressed to a ship are kept one month.
If, however, such a parcel contains perishable matter it is kept only 48
hours ; and should it become offensive, it may be disposed of at any time as
the Postmaster-General may direct.
It is most desirable that the name and address of the sender should appear
on the outside of evei-y parcel.
Inland Registration and Compensation.
The Postmaster-General will (not in consequence of any legal liability, but
voluntarily, and as an act of grace) subject to the rules as to posting and pack-
ing, give compensation up to a maximum limit of 120£. for the loss and damage
of Inland Registered Postal Packets of all kinds upon prepayment of a fee in
addition to the postage. This fee either consists of or includes in each case
the ordinary registration fee of 2d. ; and the scale of fees, and the respective
limits of compensation are as follow : —

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