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the statement is published must be filed Sec. with the postmaster at the office where
23.3 Identification statements. the publication has original second-class
23.4 Filing of marked copy.
23.5 Enclosures. mail privileges. (b) Circulation. Statements filed by
AUTHORITY: $ $ 23.1 to 23.5 issued under
R. S. 161, 396, as amended, sec. 203, 62 Stat. daily, weekly, semiweekly, and triweekly
1262; 5 U. S. C. 22, 369, 39 U. S. C. 291b. publications must show the average number of copies of each issue sold or
SOURCE: $ $ 23.1 to 23.5 appear at 19 F. R. distributed to paid subscribers during
7783, Dec. 1, 1954, except as otherwise noted. the preceding 12 months.
$ 23.1 Rates. (c) Exemptions. Religious, fraternal, Copies not over 8 ounces: 10 cents per temperance, scientific, or other similar pound, minimum 1 cent per piece. publications are not required to file own- Copies over 8 ounces: 11 cents per pound. ership, management, and circulation
$ 23.2 Permits-(a) Qualifications. statements. Publishers may be required
Publications must: by the postmaster to furnish evidence
(1) Contain at least 24 pages. that their publications are entitled to exemption.
(2) Contain at least 25 percent non(d) Failure to file and publish state
advertising. ment. A publication may be denied the (3) Be issued at regular intervals of privileges of second-class mail if the pub- four or more times a year. lisher fails to file and publish a state- (4) Be circulated free or mainly free. ment within 10 days after he has been
(5) Not be owned and controlled by notified by registered letter that he has
individuals or business concerns and connot filed and published a statement.
ducted as an auxiliary to and essentially (19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954)
for the advancement of the main busi§ 22.7 Marking of paid reading mat
ness or calling of those who own or conter. Editorial or other reading matter
trol them. for the publication of which money or (b) Applications. Apply by letter to other valuable consideration is paid, ac- the postmaster at the office where mailcepted, or promised must be plainly ings are to be made. A form is not promarked "advertisement”. Failure to do vided for this kind of application. State this will subject the editor or publisher the name of the publication, frequency upon conviction in any court having of issue, where published, and the name jurisdiction to a fine of not less than of the publisher. Submit two copies of $50 nor more than $500.
the issue published nearest to the date of (19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954)
application. The postmaster will sub
mit the application and one copy of the $ 22.8 Cancellation of second-class privileges. (a) Second-class mail privi
publication to the Bureau of Post Office
Operations, Division Mail sificaleges may not be suspended or annulled
tion. Notice of authorization or disapuntil a hearing has been granted to the
proval will be furnished. parties interested.
(c) Deposits to cover postage. While (b) Before revocation, annulment, or
an application is pending, deposits in suspension of any second-class entry, the Bureau of Post Office Operations, Mail
money to cover postage on mailings at
the third- or fourth-class rates may be Classification Division, will fully advise
made by the publisher. The excess dethe publisher of the facts that may war
posits will be returned if a permit is rant such action. The publisher will be
issued. given an opportunity to demonstrate or
(19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954, as amended at achieve compliance with all the lawful 20 F. R. 3912, June 4, 1955) requirements within a reasonable speci
$ 23.3 Identification statements. The fied time limit.
following items must be printed on one (19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954]
of the first five pages of each copy, in a
position where they may be easily located Part 23_Controlled Circulation by postal employees and other interested Publications
(a) Name of the publication on the Sec. 23.1 Rates.
front. 23.2 Permits.
(b) Date of issue.
page of the copy. Advertising includes paid advertising and the publisher's own advertising. The advertising may be in display, classified, or editorial style.
§ 23.5 Enclosures. Enclosures are not permitted.
(c) Frequency of issue.
(e) Subscription price, if the publication has one.
(f) Notice of authority for acceptance, reading: “Accepted as controlled circulation publication at
(g) Notice of pending application when copies are mailed under deposits of money, reading: “Application for acceptance as controlled circulation publication pending at --A notice must be printed or handstamped on the envelopes or wrappers in which copies are mailed, reading: “Accepted as controlled circulation publication at
$ 23.4 Filing of marked copy. A copy of each issue, with at least 25 percent of the nonadvertising marked by the publisher so that it may be verified, must be filed with the postmaster at the time of mailing. The percentage of nonadvertising must be written on the first
§ 24.1 Rates.
Part 24-Third Class Sec. 24.1 Rates. 24.2 Classification. 24.3 Weight and size limitations. 24.4 Payment of postage. 24.5 Nonprofit organizations. 24.6 Permissible additions. 24.7 Permissible enclosures. 24.8 Sealing.
AUTHORITY: $ $ 24.1 to 24.8 issued under R. S. 161, 369, as amended, sec. 8, 20 Stat. 358, as amended, sec. 1, 25 Stat. 1, as amended, sec. 5, 41 Stat. 583, as amended, sec. 206, 43 Stat. 1067, as amended, 46 Stat. 526, secs. 2, 3, 65 Stat. 672, 673; 5 U. S. C. 22, 369, 39 U.S. C. 221, 221a, 235, 249, 289a, 290a-1, 291a.
SOURCE: $ $ 24.1 to 24.8 appear at 19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954, except as otherwise noted.
Kind of mail
Books and catalogs, having 24 pages
or more (at least 22 of which are printed); seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots, cions, and plants. Circulars and other printed matter,
2 cents first 2 ounces, 142 cents each 10 cents each pound or fraction; 132
additional 2 ounces or fraction of cents minimum charge per piece 2 ounces; authorized nonprofit except 1 cent for authorized nonorganizations: 132 cents for each profit organizations.
2 ounces or fraction. 2 cents first 2 ounces; 1 cent each 14 cents each pound or fraction; 133
additional ounce or fraction of an cents minimum charge per piece ounce
except 1 cent for authorized non
profit organizations. 3 cents minimum per piece (applicable only when regular charge does not exceed 3 cents.)
5 cents each 2 ounces,
Any article of odd size or form..... Hotel and steamship room keys
(mailed uncovered). Transient copies of Congressional
Record mailed at Washington,
1 cent per copy (unsealed).
$ 24.2 Classification—(a) Description. The following articles are included in third-class mail:
(1) Books and catalogs of 24 pages or more with at least 22 printed pages; and seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots, cions, and plants.
(2) Circulars and other printed matter; proof sheets and corrected proof sheets with related manuscript copy; bills or statements of account produced by any photographic or mechanical process when presented in 20 or more identical copies; merchandise; and unsealed letters for the blind in point print or raised characters, or on sound reproducing records.
(3) Hotel and steamship room keys with metal or fiber tags stamped with the name and post office address of the hotel or steamship of origin and instructions that the key be returned.
(4) Transient copies of the Congres. sional Record mailed only at Washington, D. C.
(5) All other matter within the weight limitation (8 ounces) not included in the first or second class.
(b) Application of rates. The rates in § 24.1 are applied as follows:
(1) The single rate is applied to each piece according to its weight.
(2) The bulk rate is applied to mailings of separately addressed identical pieces in quantities of not less than 20 pounds, or of not less than 200 pieces. Postage is computed at pound rates on the entire bulk mailed at one time, except that in no case shall less than the minimum charge per piece be paid. The annual bulk mailing fee must be paid at or before the first mailing each year. (See Part 16 of this chapter and $ 24.4 for other conditions governing acceptance of bulk mailings.)
(3) The minimum charge for pieces of odd size or form applies to all articles (mailed singly or in bulk) exceeding 9 inches in width or 12 inches in length, or less than 234 inches in width or 4 inches in length; round, cylindrical, or other irregular-shaped pieces, and those with contents forming a hump or which are otherwise so uneven as to prevent stacking or tying in packages; also articles in bags or addressed by means of tags.
$ 24.3 Weight and size limitations(a) Weight. The weight of each ad. dressed piece may not exceed 8 ounces, except letters for the blind. (See Part 28 of this chapter.)
(b) Size. No limit.
§ 24.4 Payment of postage-(a) Single-piece mailings. Mailers of thirdclass mail at other than bulk rates may:
(1) Use any method of paying postage.
(2) Mail any number of pieces at one time. Authorized nonprofit organizations which mail books and catalogs, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots, cions, and plants at the special single piece rate for these articles must mark the articles “Nonprofit Organization” or “Nonprofit Org." in the upper right corner adjacent to the postage and show the complete name and address of the organization in the upper left corner of the mail.
(b) Bulk mailings. To mail at bulk rates:
(1) A permit to use one of the methods of paying postage must be obtained.
(2) A fee of $10 each calendar year is required. Lettershops must pay a fee of $10 for each customer for whom mailings are made, unless the customer pays it. A receipt on Form 3544 is issued for each fee paid.
(3) Postage must be prepaid:
(ii) By precanceled stamps or precanceled stamped envelopes.
(iii) In cash for mail with permit imprints.
(4) As part of the meter stamp or permit imprint, or adjacent to such stamp or imprint or the precanceled stamp:
(i) Mailers other than nonprofit organizations must print the words “Bulk Rate" or the abbreviation "Blk. Rt.”.
(ii) Authorized nonprofit organizations mailing at special bulk rates must print the words “Nonprofit Organization" or "Nonprofit Org." and show the complete name and address of the organ. ization in the upper left corner of the mail. See Part 16 of this chapter for instructions on mailing third-class mail in bulk. (19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954, as amended at 20 F. R. 3912, June 4, 1955)
$ 24.5 Nonprofit organizations—(a) Types. Religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic, agricultural, labor, veterans', and fraterna, organizations or associations not organized for profit and none of the net income of which benefits any private stockholder or individual may mail at the special rates shown in $ 24.1.
(b) Applications. A nonprofit organization must submit to the Bureau of Post Office Operations, Mail Classification Division, through the postmaster, an application on Form 3624, with evidence of its eligibility. The application will be approved or denied by the Department, and the applicant notified through the postmaster.
(c) Temporary mailings. Until final action is taken on the application, postage paid on the mailings may be at the special rates provided the mailer deposits with the postmaster an amount sufficient to cover the additional postage at the higher rates. This deposit will be returned to the mailer if the application is approved. If the application is denied, the deposit will not be returned.
§ 24.6 Permissible additions, The following are permissible additions on third-class matter and its covers or labels:
(a) Manuscript dedication or inscription not in the nature of personal correspondence.
(b) Marks to call attention to any word or passage in text.
(c) Corrections of typographical errors in:
(1) Circulars or printed matter. Handwritten or typewritten changes in the body of a circular are limited to corrections actual typographical errors.
(2) Proof sheets. Corrections in proof sheets include corrections of typographical and other errors, alterations of text, insertion of new text, marginal instructions to the printer, and rewrites of part if necessary for correction. Corrections should be on margins or attached to the manuscript. Do not enclose manuscript of another article.
(d) Any printed matter mailable as third class.
(e) Hand-stamped imprints, except when the added matter is in itself personal or converts the original matter to a personal communication. In the latter case, however, the mailing at one time at the post ofice window or other depository designated by the postmaster of not less than 20 identical, unsealed copies will be sufficient evidence of impersonal character to entitle such matter to the third-class rate.
(f) All additions permitted for fourthclass mail. (See 8 25.5 of this chapter.)
$ 24.7 Permissible enclosures-(a) Books and catalogs. Loose enclosures relating exclusively to the book or catalog they accompany may be enclosed and mailed at the book and catalog rate. Loose enclosures are restricted to:
(1) Single reply envelope or reply post card, or both.
(2) Single order form.
(3) Printed circular of a single sheet not larger, when unfolded, than the size of the book or catalog it accompanies.
(4) If no other circular is enclosed, a printed price list listing only articles featured in the catalog and showing only the same prices and discounts as the catalog.
(5) An invoice, same as for fourthclass mail. (See $ 25.5 (b) (3) of this chapter.) Samples of cloth or other merchandise cannot be enclosed, either loose or attached. If circular and other printed matter is attached to a book or catalog, it does not have to conform to the conditions for loose enclosures. Attached means pasted along the entire bound edge of, or fastened with at least two stitches or stapled to, securely enough to
form an integral part of, the book or catalog.
(b) All other third-class matter. The following may be enclosed with articles mailed as third class at other than the book or catalog rate:
(1) An invoice, same as fourth-class mail. (See $ 25.5 (b) (3) of this chapter.)
(2) Second class matter, if combined weight does not exceed 8 ounces. Circulars and advertisements of other persons or firms that are printed or manufactured elsewhere and turned over to a mailer may not be inserted and mailed with his own mail at bulk rates but are subject to the single piece rates.
$ 24.8 Sealing. (a) Merchandise, sound reproducing records, books, catalogs, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, roots, cions, and plants may be sealed provided the mail is marked to permit postal inspection as required in $ 13.3 (c) of this chapter.
(b) Circulars, other printed matter, and all other articles mentioned in $ 24.2 (a) except in paragraph (a) of this section may not be sealed. When these articles are sealed so that the contents cannot be examined without breaking a seal, they are subject to the first-class rate. You may use a sticker or precanceled stamp to hold edges of folded pieces together, provided ends are open and inside can be examined.
(c) Envelopes having one small spot of gum to hold a loose flap are accepted as unsealed. The words "Pull Out for Postal Inspection" must be printed on, or adjacent to, the loose flap and must be entirely exposed when the envelope is ready for mailing. The closing outside flap that folds over the loose fiap must not be gummed on the surface touching the loose fiap. (19 F. R. 7783, Dec. 1, 1954, as amended at 20 F. R. 1647, Mar. 18, 1955)
Part 25-Fourth Class Sec. 25.1 Rates. 25.2 Classification. 25.3 Weight and size limits. 25.4 Payment of postage. 25.5 Written additions. 25.6 Enclosures. 25.7 Sealing. 25.8 Place of mailing. 25.9 Nonprofit organizations.
AUTHORITY: $8 25.1 to 25.9 issued under R. S. 161, 396, as amended, secs. 7, 24, 20 Stat. 358, as amended, 361, sec. 1, 25 Stat. 1, as
amended; 5 U. S. C. 22, 369, 39 U. S. C. 221, SOURCE: $ $ 25.1 to 25.9 appear at 19 F. R. 249, 250.
7785, Dec. 1, 1954, except as otherwise noted. $ 25.1 Rates—(a) Fourth class (parcel post) zone rates.
. 76 .88
. 43 . 47
. 51 . 55 59
54 .60 65
.87 . 93
. 70 . 75 .80
1.00 1.12 1. 24 1. 36 1. 48 1. 60 1. 72 1.84 1. 96 2. 08 2. 20 2. 32 2.44 2. 56
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.67 . 71 .75
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. 52 . 53 55 56 . . 59 .61 62
.94 95 97
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