PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEA LAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
The following are the regulations under which parcels will be accepted and transmitted to the United Kingdom :«— Parcels will only be forwarded by the steamers of the New Zealand Shipping Com* pany, Limited, and the Shaw-Saville-Aibion Company Limited, A parcel for transmission must not exceed I |lb m weight, 3ft 6in m length, or 6ft m length and girth combined. 1 Parcels of the maximum si^e and weight will only be received at, and fklivered from, New Zealand Post Offices at places accessible by railway* steamer, or mail-coach. From places tit New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 67 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding 51b, m weight, and not measuring more than 2ft m length or ift m breadth or depth can be accepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the sender. If wax is used, it should be of the special quality which resists the heat of a hot climate. . Parcels must not be potted m a posting-box, but should be presented at the post-office pounUr. • ''•' '' where not repugnant tq the fotegoing rules the general regulations of the Inland Parcel £ost will apply. Parcels arc received and forwarded at owner's risk, and the Postmaster-General is not liable for any loss of or damage to any parcel On payment of a fee of 4d, the sender can at time of posting receive a certificate of postipg. 'I he certificate imposes no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. For a parcel not exceeding 2lb m weight, Is 6d } for every additional pound or fraction thereof, 9d extra. • Postage mu it be fully prepaid by means of postage stamps affixed to the parcels. Insufficiently-prepaid parcels will not be accepted". . Parcels for transmission to the United Kingdom must be posted or delivered at the parcel p< st office »t the port where the steamer takes her final departure at least eight hours before the close of tho ordinary letter-mail. The hour for closbg parcel-post mails elsewhere Will be duly notified by Postmasters* > * Each! parcel should be plainly directed: the direction should give name and full address pf the ptrson for whom the parcel U intended. 1 Tbs Wprdi " Pvcel Poit '^ould b« wrlttw
on the upper left-hand comer, and also tha name and address ol the s:nder. Parcels will be li»bk- lothe Customs laws, duties, and regulations of the colony and the United Kingdom respectively. The sender of each parcel will be icquired to make a j Customs declaration (on a form to be obtained i at parcel post offices), describing the contents and stating the value thereof, ?nd also giving the name of the place to whxh the parcel is addressed and the sender's signature and residence. Fal.e declaration involves forfeiture of parcel and renders sender liable to prosecution. No parcel containing dangerous articles, , perishable articles, articles likely to injure ' other parcels, liquids (unless securely packed m proper cases), or any contraband articles or substauces will be accepted. Parcels found to I contain forbidden articles and parcels the contents of which have been falsely declared will be dealt with m accordance with the Customs and other Jaws and regulations. Tobacco cannot be sent to the United Kingdom by parcel post. A parcel must not contain a letter, neither must it contain another parcel addressed to a person other than the addressee of the fust-named parcel. If such an enclosnre be discovered, it will be charged with a separat ta ot postage.
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