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POST OFFICE REGULATIONS.
to newspapers, books, or money; any of which may
be legally conveyed by other means. The following
kinds of letters also need not be sent through the post: —
1st. Letters sent by a private friend to be de-
livered by such friend to the person to whom they
shall be directed.
2nd. Letters sent by a messenger on purpose, con-
cerning the private affairs of the sender or receiver
thereof; commissions or returns thereof, and affidavits
and writs, process or proceedings or returns thereof,
issuing out of a court of justice.
3rd. Letters sent out of the United Kingdom by
a private vessel (not being a packet boat).
4th. Letters of merchants, owners of vessels of
merchandise, or of the cargo or loading therein, sent
by such vessels of merchandise, or by any person
employed by such owners for the carriage of such
letters, according to their respective directions, and
delivered to the respective persons to whom they
shall be directed, without paying or receiving reward
or profit for the same in anywise.
{Continued on page 20.)
RATES OF POSTAGE.
Countries and Colonies in the Postal
Union
Countries and Colonies 7iot in the Postal
Union, viz.: —
Abyssinia, ....•.<...■
Afghanistan,
Africa (West Coast Native Possessions),
Arabia, •
Ascension, . . .
Bechuanaland,
" Protectorate, ....
Includuig— Kanye, Lake Ngami, Mac-
loutsie, Mashonalaud, Matabeleland,
Molepolole, Palachwe (Kbamas town),
Shoshong, 'I'ati River, and Zambesi.
British Central Africa,including British
Nyassalaud, Barotse, Lake Moero, Tan-
ganyika, and Upper Zambesi ....
China, •
Friendly Islands,
Madagascar via Marseilles (except St.
Mary, Tamatave, and Ma-
junga),
" via Mauritius, .....
* Morocco (except places in note below),
Navigators Islands (Samoa), ....
Niger Coast Protectorate, viz. : — Benin,
Bonny Brafs, Calabar (New and Old),
Opobo, and AVarree or Forcados, . .
Orange Free State, ........
St. Helena,
Sarawak,
Society Islands,
Other parts, .
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For a
Single
Post
Card.
For a
Reply
Post
Card.
For
News-
papers
or other
Regis-
tration
Printed
Fee.
Papers,
per 2 oz.
d.
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For
Commercial
Papers.
For
Patterns.
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* Prepayment to Morocco is compulsory, with the exception of Casablanca, El-Ksar-el-Kbir, Fez, Laraiche,
Mazagan, Mogador, Rabat, Saffi, Tangier, and Tetuan, to which places only registration extends. To these places
(at each of which the Gibi-altar P.O. or French P.O. maintains an agency under the Postal Union regulations)
correspondence can be sent under the conditions applicable to Gibraltar.
(c) denotes that prepayment is compulsory, it being in al 1 other cases optional ; (a) that an additional charge is made
on delivery; [in) that the Registration is incomplete, Ziot extending beyond Port of Arrival; and (no7ie) that no
registration can be effected.
JPrepayment of all classes of correspondence must le effected by means of Stamps.
No packet of Newspapers, Printed Matter, or Commercial Papers for transmission to Countries of the Postal
Union, mnst exceed 18 inches in length, or 1 foot in width or depth, unless it be in the form of a roll, in which
case the limits of size will be 30 inches in length and 4 inches in diameter, and no such packet for other places
abroad must exceed 2 feet in length or 1 foot ic width or depth ; the extreme limit of weight is 4 lbs. for a single
packet for Countries in the Postal Union, and 5 lbs. lor other Countries.
Packets of Patterns and Samples for places in the Postal Union mnst not exceed 1 foot in length, 8 inches in
width, and 4 inches in depth, unless they are in the form of a roll, in which case the limits of size will be 1 foot in
length, and 6 inches in diameter. The limit of weight for those for the Argentine Republic, Austria, Belgium,
Bolivia, Bulgaria, Congo Free State, Costa Kica, Dominican Republic, Eucador, Egypt, France, Greece, Guatemala,
Hawaii, Holland, Honduras Republic, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxemburg, Mexico, Persia, Peru, Portugal,
Ronmania, S.nlvador, Servia, Siam, Spain, Switzerland, Tunis, United States, and Venezuela is 12 ounces; but
8 ounces is the limit for other parts.
Note. — In the following tables (pp. 15-18) letters to be fent by the routes marked * must be specially so
addressed.

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