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From A.B., Seaman, H.M.S. ■
(Here the direction of tlie Letter to be inserted)
C.D., Captain (or other Commanding Officer),
To A.B.,
Seaman, H.M.S. ■ ■
(Here the direction of the Letter to be finished.)
From A.B., Sergeant, &c. Eegt.
(Here the direction of the Letter to be inserted)
CD., Colonel (or other Commanding Officer),
To A.B.,
Private (or Sergeant, Corporal, &c.) Eegt.
(Here the direction to be finished.)
4. If the letter be posted ia the United Kingdom
for a place abroad, unpaid or insufficiently paid, or
if the class or description of the soldier or seaman
be not written in the address, it will be detained and
retmiied to the writer for payment of the postage.
Letters, cf-c, by Private Ships.
Book Packets and Packets of Patterns may be
sent by Private Ship for the same postage as by
Mail Packets.
Letters intended to be sent by a private ship
must be addressed " By Private Ship," and if by a
particular vessel the name of the ship must be added.
1. The fee chargeable for registration to places
abroad will be found in the column headed " Eegis-
tration fee " in the Table of Foreign and Colonial
postage at page 14. To some countries, as shown
in that Table, an article can be registered only to the
port of arrival ; it being left, in those cases, to the
postal authorities of the country to which that port
belongs to continue the registration or not as they
may think proper. To a few countries, as also shown
in the Table, there is no arrangement whatever for
2. Registration is applicable equally to letters,
post-cards, newspapers, book-packets, and patterns
addressed to places abroad, except in the cases
specially mentioned at page 14.
3. The sender of a registered article addressed to
any Foreign Country or British Colony in the Postal
Union may obtain an acknowledgment of its due
receipt by the addressee on paying a fee of 2^d., as
well as the registration fee, in advance at the time
of registration. The name and address of the sender
must in this case be left at the post office at which
the article is registered.
4. No article addressed to initials or to a fictitious
name can be registered. The prohibition, however,
does not extend to articles addressed to the care of a
person or firm.
5. Every article presented for registration must be
enclosed in a strong envelope, securely fastened.
6. It is prohibited to send to a country of the
Postal Union any registered article marked on the
outside with the declared value of the contents;
and Postmasters must therefore refuse to receive
articles which are so marked.
7. Registered articles must be prepaid as regards
both postage and registration fee.
8. Every article to be registered must be given to
an agent of the Post Offica, and a receipt obtained
for it ; and it should on no account be dropped into
a letter box.
9. As it is prohibited to send coin, jewellery, or
precious articles through the post to those countries
of the Postal Union, the names of which are mai'ked
with an asterisk at page 20, no letters or packets
addressed to those countries and containing any such
articles can be accepted for registration.
10. Letters or packets containing coin for any
of the British Colonies not in the Postal Union
can be registered, and if they are posted without
being registered, they are treated in the same manner
as inland letters under similar circumstances.
11. The several Postal Administrations of the
countries belonging to the Postal Union undertake
to pay an indemnity of fifty fraucs in the event of its
being proved to their satisfaction that a registered
letter itself has been lost whilst in their custody, but
no question of compensation is entertained by them
for, or in respect of, the loss of the enclosure of any
such letter.
Prohibited articles besides those mentioned at
page 12. — The transmission by letter post of gold,
silver, precious stones, jewellery, &c., is prohibited
to all countries of the Postal Union marked thus *
at page 20.
In Luxemburg the registration of such packets is
compulsory, and everything of value, except coin or
bullion, is liable to duty.
In the undermentioned Colonies, viz. — Ceylon,
Falkland Islands, Gambia, Gibraltar, Hong Kong,
Labnan, Lagos, Malta, Montserrat, Newfoundland,
St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, and Straits Settlements,
articles of value are transmissible, and, with the
exception of jewellery addressed to Ceylon, Newfound-
land, and St. Vincent, are exempt from customs
duty. Their transmission is also permitted in
Bermuda, Cyprus, and Jamaica ; but they are
liable to customs duty, with the exception of gold
and specie in Cyprus ; gold, silver, aud diamonds
in Grenada ; and diamonds in Jamaica.
In France engravings, prints, drawings, and chromo-
lithographs are hable to Customs duty, and cannot
be sent by post to that country in quantities suffi-
ciently large to have a saleable value, but small
quantities can be sent as bona fide specimens.
In the Dutch East Indies articles of value are
admissible, except wrought gold and silver, but the
packets containing them must be registered.
Special prohibitions in Cape of Good Hope, Italy,
United States of America, and Servia. — Anything
relating to foreign lotteries.
In New Zealand. — Cuttings of grape vines.
In Roumaoia. — Bound books.
In the Cape of Good Hope and Queensland. — ■
Jewellery and precious articles, if dutiable, are
liable to detention until the duty is paid.
In Spain. — Jewellery is dutiable, and liable to con-
In Victoria. — Tobacco and cuttings of grape vines,
also jewellery, which is dutiable and liable to con-
Russia. — Printed matter in the Russian language
is prohibited; and even such trifling articles as
photographs and Christmas cards are liable to duty,
though a single photograph may be sent to Russia
by post. All letters or packets containing prohibited

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