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The following art the regulations under which parcels will be accepted and transmitted to the United Kingdom : — Parcels will only be forwarded fay the steamers of the New Zealand Shipping Com* pany, Limited, and the Shaw-Saville«Albion Company Limited. A parcel for transmission must not exceed I lib m weight, 3ft 6in m length, or 6ft m length and girth combined. Parcels of the maximum size and weigh, will only be received at, and delivered from New Zealand Post Offices at places accessible by railway, steamer, or mail-coach. From places m New Zealand not served by railway, steamer, or mail-coach (list at page 57 of Postal Guibe) only parcels not exceeding 2lb, m weight, and not measuring more than aft m length or Ift m breadth or depth can be ccepted. Parcels should be securely and substantially packed and closed by the sender. I wax is used, it should be of the special quality which resists the heat of hot climate. Parcels will be liable to the Customs laws, duties, and regulations of the colony and the United Kingdom respectively. The Sender of each parcel will be required to make a Customs declaration (on a form to be obtained at parcel post offices), describing the contenu and stating the value thereof, snd also giving the name of the place to which the parcel is drfressed and the sender's signature and sitlence. False declaration involves forfeitur-x parcel and renders sender liable to prosecue n. Parcels must no be posted m a posting-bo but should be presented at the post-ofifc counter, Sftbttc aot repugnwt to tho (ongoing rulct

he general regulations of the Inland Par tost will apply. PParcek are 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 posting. The certificate imposes no liability on the department, and is merely intended as evidence of posting. Parcels for transmission to the United Kingom must be posted or delivered at the parcel p st office at the port where the steamer takes her final departure at least eight hours before the close of the ordinary letter-mail. The hour or closing parcel-post mails elsewhere will be duly notified by Postmasters. Each parcel should be plainly 1 address the direction should give name and fultended. of tbc person for whom the parcel is inwrittcn The words " Parcel Post " should be lso the on the upper left-hand corner, and and the name and address of the sender.

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2181, 24 July 1889

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PARCEL POST BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2181, 24 July 1889