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A BSTRACT OF POSTAGE RATES OK JX LETTERS, BOOK-PACKETS, &c, "" LETTERS. From any part of* -New Zealand to any other part of New Zealand : — -- • •- Not exceeding 4oz - -- - -2d Exc§eding oz, and not exceeding Ipz - . - - - - - 4d 1 Exceeding I oz, and not exceeding -2 ozs - .... -, > '8d And so on, increasing 4d for every additional , ounce or fraction of an ounce. To the United Kingdom, by direct ship or ordinary mail via Southampton :— ' Not exceeding 4oz - - . - 6d - Exceeding -£ oz, and not exceeding > ■ 1 oz - - - - - Is Exceeding 1 oz, and not exceeding : 2 ozs- - "■■- - r ' , ' "'2s Aiid so on, increasing Is for every additional ounce or fraction of an ounce. ,*► : To XTnited Kingdom, by Marseilles : — Not exceeding 4 oz in weight - lOd Exceeding -£ oz, and not exceeding loz " - - f '' r \% 8d • Exceeding 1 oz, and not' exceeding 2oz - - . ,- 3s 4d Exceeding 2 oz, .and not 'ex. ' , ceeding3ozs \ - 6s 8d Every ounce after the first - Is 8d To British Colonies and Foreign Countries (for which mails are made up direct) : — Not exceeding 4oz - ■•.'. ? 6d Exceeding oz, aud not exceeding loz - - -_ -' . is Exceeding 1 oz, and not exceeding ,■ 2 ozs - - - - - 2s Arid so on, increasing Is for every additional ounce or fraction of an ounce. Special rates are payable to France and Algeria, and Foreign Countries, through France — to the Continent of Europe, via Trieste— to China" and- the Eastern • Archipelago. Letters addressed to officers serving on board any of Her Majcstyjs ships on a f oreigii .station, when sent through the Qnited King-, dom, are chargeable as follows : — , $ot exceeding.^- oz -'- - . ■ Is Exceeding \ oz, and not exceeding Ipz - -- . . . i - - 2s • Exceeding 1 oz, and not exceeding 2 ozs ' - - - - . - 4s And so on, increasing 2s for every additional ounce or fraction of an ounce. Letters sent to or by seamen and soldiers in Her Majesty's Service will be transmitted within ,the Colony, and between the Colony" and any post-office in the British dominions, at a charge of Id, provided that the following regulations are observed : — Each letter must not -be more than half an ounce in weight. It must be superscribed with the name of the writer, description or class in the vessel or regiment, and signed by the officer at the time in command. Postage inus>t be prepaid. Letters on the . public service of Her Majesty's naval and military forces are exempted from the payment of postage, if bearing the words "On Her Majesty's Service," and the signature of the officer in command of the force on the service of which the letter is despatched. . - Letters' on the public service of the. General Government of the Colony are transmitted free by post, it. bearing the words "On the public service only," and the signature of an. officer of the General Government authorised to frank official -letters. * -■ liECISTHATION FEE. To places within the Colony - -. Cd To Australian Colonies, India, and . the United Kingdom - - .. - Is KKWs>rAl'£'KS. Sent free to any part of the Colony, if published therein, and posted within seven 'days from publication. If not published in the Colony, or not posted within seven days from publication, one penny. • . - Free to the United Kingdom, via Southampton or by. direct ship. . To the United Kingdom, via Marseilles, ,3d each. To the Continent of Europe, via Trieste, 2d each. JSOOK-I'.tCKETP. For the United Kingdom, via Southampton, and from one port of the Colony to another,' not exceeding 4 ozs in weight, 4d ; exceeding 4 ozs and not exceeding S ozs, Sd; exceeding 8 ozs aud over 1 lb, Is4d; and SdJor every additional half pound or fraction of half a pouud. -. The above rates are doubled to the United Kingdom via Marseilles. REGULATIONS. All letters, packets, and newspapers, if liable to postage, posted m New 'Zealand, must be prepaid by affixing postage labels of the Colony \of sufficient value. ■■ All letters received from beyond seas, at any Post Office in this Colony, which have not been regularly posted at the place of despatch (loose, letters) are chargeable with full postage, according to the established rates, .unless they are letters winch it is not compulsory by law to send by post, in which case they are chargeable with the inland rate of postage only. Letters and packets liable, to more than one rate of postage, and addressed to places within the Colony or to the United Kingdom, if bearing at least a single rate, will be forwarded and charged with the postage deficient, and another single rate as a fine. Letters and packets so addressed, and bearing less than a single rate of postage, and all letters and packets otherwise addressed,.,iiot bearing the full postage chargeable, will be detained and returned to the sender in all cages where practicable. Newspapers, if posted without prepayment of the full amount of postage chargeable, can neither be forwarded to their destination" nor : returned to the sender ; but will be delivered or forwarded to the person addressed, on application, within" six months, at the office wliere the same were- posted, and payment of the deficient postage m stamps. Any person can have a letter registered by affixing on it by means of the proper labels, • the amount of the registration fee, in addition to the proper postage, and presenting it at. a Post Office cluring office liours, and at 'least one hour before the"' closing of the mail by which it is desired to be transmitted. Re-direction from one Post Office to another," of letters, -newspapers and packets, are charged with, a new and distinct rate of postage, to be paid bn delivery. Any person sending, 'as exempt from' postage, lettars not liable" to exemption, or '. enclosing a communicatifln in the nature-of a letter in any newspaper or book-paoket, is liable to a penalty of #20.. , No book-packet or packet of newspapers will be received, .nor will any postmaster be required to receive" any letter, if it exceed' .two feet in length, one foot in width or depth, or three pounds in weight. \ ' • " Every book-packet shall be sent open at ' the ends, or sides, and there '■'•shall be-no enclosure, sealed or otherwise, ■ closed : against inspection, sent in or with such packet nor anything printed or written in the nature of a letter, „■ Within the above limitations, a bookpacket may contain any number of separate books, maps, prints, %r : photogiaphs, and any quantity of paper, vellum, or -parchment, either printed, written on, or plain (exclusive of anything m the nature of a letter, whether sealed or open), with the binding, covering, or mounting attached or -belonging to such . book, print, &c. , .and all things legitimately" appertaining to or necessary for the trans

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4, Grey River Argus, 26 July 1866

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 4 Grey River Argus, 26 July 1866