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POST OFFICE REGULATIONS,
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eign Country on the United Kingdom, will be made
on application to the Controller of the Chief Mouey
Order Office, London, provided an additional com-
mission be eaclosed as follows : — 1. For duplicates of
Orders, not exceeding £5, Is. ; above £5, and not
exceeding £10, 2s. 2. For stoppage of payment,
an additional commission at the ordinary Inland Rates.
Postmasters in the United Kingdom have power to
transfer to other Offices in the United Kingdom
payment of colonial and foreign orders originally
drawn on their own offices.
23. Orders issued in the United Kingdom on Aus-
tria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Congo Free State, Denmark,
Danish W. Indies, Hungary, Italy, France, Japan,
Lusembei-g, Orange Free State, Portugal, Roumania,
Sarawak, Siam, Sweden, Tunis, United States,
Switzerland, Holland, the Dutch East Indian Posses-
sions, Norway, Kgypt, Hawaii, the Ottoman towns ot
Adrianople, Bey rout, and Salonica, and the British
possessions and colonies, are payable for twelve
nionths after the month of issue. Orders issued in
the United Kingdom on Chili are payable for sis
months only after the mouth of issue. Orders
issued in the United Kingdom on the German Empire
and India, are subject to the regulations which
govern the payment of money orders in those
countries.
24. Orders for the British Colonies and other pos-
sessions abroad, excepting Canada and India, are
drawn in sterling, but the regulations provide that in
those colonies where the local currency is other than
sterling, payments for Money Orders may be made to
the nearest equivalent in the legal currency of the
place in which the Orders are payable.
25. As the advices of Orders drawn on the British
Colonies, &c., have to circulate through the London
Office, and also the Chief Office of the paying country,
such Orders should be taken out in sufficient time
to allow of the despatch of the relative Advices, so
that the presentation of the Orders and the arrival
of the Advices may be simultaneous.
POSTAL ORDERS.
1. Postal Orders, for certain fixed sums from Is.
up to £1, are now issued to the public at all Money
Order Offices in the United Kingdom, at the British
Post-office at Constantinople, and in Malta, Gibraltar,
India, Straits Settlements, Hong Kong, and New-
foundland.
Such Postal Orders are paid at all Money Order
Offices in the United Kingdom, and at the British
Post Office, Constantinople. Payment is also made
in Malta and Gibraltar provided the Orders were
issued in the United Kingdom or at the British Post
•Office, Constantinople.
2. The person to whom a Postal Order is issued
must, before parting with it, fill in the name of the
person to whom the amount is to be paid, and may
till in the name of the Money Order Office at which
the amount is to be paid. The person so named
must, before payment can be made, sign the receipt
at the foot of the Order, and must also fill in the
name of the Money Order Office, if that has not been
already done.
3. The following are the amounts for which Postal
Orders are issued, together with the Poundage pay-
able in respect of each Order: —
Amount of
Order,
s. d.
Poundage,
d.
Amount of
Order.
Poundage
s. d.
d.
4 6
5
7 6
10
10 6
15
1*
20
1^
Broken amounts, not being fractions of a penny,
may be made up by the use of British Postage Stamps
not exceeding fivepence in value affixed to the face
of any one Postal Order. Perforated stamps cannot
be accepted for this purpose.
4. Every person to whom a Postal Order is issued
should keep a record of the number, date, and name
of office of issue to facilitate enquiry if the order
should be lost.
6. In case of the miscarriage or loss of any Postal
Order, unless proof can be given to the satisfaction
of the Postmaster-General that the name of the
payee was inserted in such Order before the holder
parted with the same, and unless the number of such
Order can be furnished, the Postmaster-General
cannot undertake to trace such Order with a view
to accounting for the miscarriage or loss thereof.
6. If a Postal Order be crossed, payment will only
be made through a Banker, and if the name of a
Banker is added, payment will only be made through
that Banker.
7. No Postal Order will be paid, even though
presented for payment by a Banker, unless the name
of the payee be inserted in the body of the Order.
8. The holder of a Postal Order may, in writing,
on the face thereof, direct that payment be deferred
for any period not exceeding 10 days ; but in such
case the name of some Money Order Office at which
the Order shall be paid must be inserted in the
body. Payment of the Order will then not be made
until the period specified by the holder has elapsed.
9. A Postal Order presented by, or through, a
Banker for payment will not (in the absence of an
express arrangement between such Banker and the
Postmaster-General to the contrary) be paid until
after such Order has been examined at the Chief
Office in London.
10. After a Postal Order has once been paid, to
whomsoever it is paid, the Postmaster-General will
not be liable for any further claim.
11. If any erasure or alteration be made, or if the
Order is cut, defaced, or mutilated, payment may be
refused.
12. The regulations under which Postal Orders
are issued allow the Postmaster to delay or refuse
the payment of an Order, but he must at once
report his reasons for so doing to the Postmaster-
General. He may also require the person presenting
the Order to sign his name on the Order before its
payment, although the receipt has been already signed.
13. After the expiration of three months from the
last day of the month of issue, a Postal Order will
be payable only on payment of a Commission equal
to the amount of the original poundage, with the
addition (if more than three months have elapsed
since the said expiration) of the amount of the original
poundage for every further period of three months
which has so elapsed, and for every portion of any

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