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levied on parcels addressed to persons residing
outside the free delivery, or to persona on
board ship.
9. Parcels may be obtained at a Post Office
by persons not residing within a free delivery,
or by persons residing within the free delivery,
provided there is no immediate delivery by
the usual means ; but when parcels addressed
to a Post Office, for persons residing within
the free delivery, arrive by a mail for which
there is a delivery from house to house, they
are not delivered to callers, but are sent out
for delivery in the usual way ; except such
as are addressed to the military in barracks.
10. A charge at the full rata of postage
originally payable is usually made for every
re-direction. But no fresh charge is made if
the original and corrected addresses are both
In a delivery from the same Post Office, pro-
vided that re-direction is made within the
period of free re-direction, and the parcel is not
at the time of re-direction, lying at a Returned
Letter Office. Persons desiring parcels to be
re-directed as well as letteis, &c, must fill up
two re-direction notices, one for parce.s, and
one for letters and other postal packets. If
the notice for letters be alone filled up, parcels
will not be forwarded.
Undelivered Parcels.
11. If an undeliverable parcel bears on the
cover the name and address of the sender it is
returned to him at once.
I 12. If the name and address of the sender
are not shewn on the cover the parcel is sent
to the Returned Letter Office of the District,
â– vphere it is opened and examined. If it is
found to contain the name and address of the
sender, it is returned to him. No charge is
made for the return of an undelivered parcel to
the sender.
13. Undelivered parcels which cannot be
returned to the senders, and are not applied
for, are liable to be disposed of three months
after the date of arrival at the Returned Letter
Office. Perishable parcels will be dealt with
as may be requisite.
Compensation for Loss or Damage.
14. The Postmaster General is not legally
liable to make good any claim arising out of
the conveyance of a parcel sent by post.
I 15. Nevertheless, if the parcel is registered
compensation will be given subject to the
exceptions (including money) and conditions
Specified under the heading of "Registration
(and Compensation " in the Post Office Guide.
I 16. If the parcel is not registered, the
Postmaster General will, subject to certain
, ^conditions, accept liability up to £2 without
; i .payment of any fee beyond the postage.
ill 17. To secure compensation for loss a
illBertificate of posting must be obtained at the
time of posting.
Postage Stamps, <fec.
At Money Order Offices the following are
kept for sab to the public — viz., postage
stamps, which are also available for the pre-
payment of telegrams, of the respective values
of £d., Id., l£d., 2d., 2id., 3d., 4d. y 5d., 6d.,
9d., 10d., Is., 2s. 6d., 5s., 10s., and £1 [the
higher priced stamps are not kept at offices
at which no demand for them is likely to
arise; — registered letter envelopes; — news-
paper wrappers with impressed halfpenny and
penny postage stamps ; — Inland and Foreign
Post Cards, Envelopes with embossed stamps,
and Letter Cards.
Payment of postage cannot be made by
means of stamps which have been torn,
defaced, cut, or otherwise rendered imperfect.
In the term " defaced postage stamps " is
included stamps marked by the purchasers
with any written, printed, or stamped char-
acters, but not those bearing initials of firms,
&c, defined by perforations.
Persons wishing to sell postage stamps must
fill up a form, obtainable at any Post Office,
stating the value of the stamps and the name,
address, and occupation of the vendor. The
form and stamps should then be handed in at
any Money Order Office and an acknowledg-
ment obtained. An order for the payment of
the face value of the stamps, less 5 per cent,
commission, will be sent by post from the
Chief Office of Account, London, Dublin, or
Edinburgh. Stamps offered for sale must not
be less than a total value of £1.
Paper taken by the public to the Inland
Revenue Office, Somerset House, London,
W.C., can be impressed with postage stamps
under conditions which may be learnt on,
application at that office. Application should
also be made there, or to District Stamp Dis-
tributors, for allowance on spoilt stamps, &o.
Prepayment in Honey.
The prepayment of Inland letters, private
post cards, newspapers, halfpenny packets,
and parcels can, as a rule, only be effected by
means of postage stamps.
In London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Glasgow,
however, and a few large provincial towns,
prepayment can be made in money under
certain conditions, which can be learnt on
application at the offices, or from the Post
Office Guide. Newspapers cannot be prepaid
in money.
Nothing may be written or printed on the
address side of any postal packet which, either
by tending to prevent the easy and quick
reading of the address, or by inconvenient
proximity to the postage stamps, or in any
other way, is likely to embarrass the officers
of the Department in dealing with the packet.
Any packet which is posted in contravention

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