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of certain words or certain parts of the printed text.
(vi) On notices concerning the departure and arrival of ships and planes: the dates and time of such departures and arrivals, as well as the names of the ships, planes, and ports of departure, call, and arrival.
(vii) On travelers' announcements: the name of the traveler, the date, time, and name of the place through which he contemplates passing as well as the place where he is stopping.
(viii) On order, subscription, or offer blanks for publications, books, newspapers, engravings, and pieces of music: the publications and number of copies ordered or offered, the prices of such publications, as well as notations representing price factors, terms of payment, the edition, the names of the authors or publishers, the catalog number and the words “broché” (stitched or paperbound), "cartonné" (boards) or “relié” (bound).
(ix) On forms used in connection with loans frcm libraries: the titles of books, number of copies requested or sent, names of authors or publishers, catalog numbers, number of days permitted for reading, name of person desiring to consult the book, other brief indications relating to the books in question.
(x) On illustrated cards (including those bearing the title “Post Card”), visiting cards, and other printed cards or folders: good wishes, greetings, condolences, or other forms of courtesy expressed in not more than five words or by means of not more than five conventional initials.
(xi) On printing proofs: such changes and additions as relate to the correction, form and printing, notes such as “Ready for printing,” “O.K. for printing," or any similar note relating to the preparation of the work. In case of lack of space, the additions may be made on separate sheets.
(xii) On current price lists, offers for advertisements, market and stock quotations, commercial circulars and prospectuses: figures and any other annotations representing essential price factors.
(xiii) On literary or artistic productions: a dedication consisting of a simple expression of regard.
(xiv) On passages cut from newspapers and periodicals: the name, date, number, and address of the publication from which the article is taken.
(xv) An order or entry number relating exclusively to the articles contained in the package.
(XVI) On notices of change of address: The old and the new address and the date of the change.
(xvii) On photographs: Captions describing them and identifying persons, places and time taken. May be added on the photographs or on slips attached.
(5) Permitted enclosures. Articles sent as prints may have the following enclosures:
(i) An open invoice covering the article sent, reduced to its essential terms. There may be enclosed with books a printed circular relating to the accompanying book or containing announcements of other books, and an order form. An invoice mailed separately is subject to the letter rate of postage.
(ii) A card, envelope, or wrapper bearing the printed address of the sender which may be prepaid for return by means of postage stamps of the country of destination of the article of printed matter. Do not include a U.S. domestic business reply card or envelope.
(iii) Cutout patterns marked to show that they are an integral part of a fashion magazine with which they are mailed.
(e) Preparation and mailing-(1) Wrapping and closing. Articles mailed at printed matter rates must not be sealed. The general provisions of $ 21.1 (a) (4) apply, subject to the following exceptional methods of preparation:
(i) Prints of the shape and consistency of a card, which may be mailed unfolded or folded only once, may be mailed without wrapper, envelope, or fastener. These cards, including each half of folded cards must conform to the dimensions of post cards (see $ 22.2(b)).
(ii) Single copies of second-class or controlled circulation publications mailed by publishers and addressed for delivery in Canada need not be enclosed in envelopes or wrappers when they are included in bundles as provided in § 22.4 (e) (4) (iii). Copies for all other countries, even when tied in bundles, must be enclosed in envelopes or wrappers.
(iii) Use of steel bands or wire is permitted at the risk of the sender, except to Belgium, Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic which object to their use.
(iv) Envelopes having the main flap sealed and the side flap closed with a spot of glue (two spots may be used to
close the flaps of large envelopes) are (ii) Postage on second-class and conaccepted at the risk of the sender, except trolled circulation publications mailed to Switzerland which has objected to the by the publisher or by a registered news use of this type of envelope.
agent may be paid by means of postage (v) Padded envelopes closed by means stamps or meter stamps, or the postage of staples are accepted at the risk of charges may be paid in cash before the the sender. These may be closed with mailings are dispatched or from deposits one, two, or three staples, depending of money made with the postmaster by upon the size of the envelopes.
the publisher or news agent. When the (2) Marking. Senders must see that postage is to be paid in cash or from an endorsement appears on the address money on deposit with the postmaster, side of all cards, envelopes, wrappers, or the postage charges are computed on packages to be mailed at printed matter Form 3541, Computation of Second-Class rates, as follows:
or Controlled Circulation Postage, from (i) Mark “Printed Matter” when post reports filed by the publisher or news age is paid at regular printed matter agent on Form 3542, Statement Showrates. (See $ 22.3(a) (1) (i).)
ing Number of Copies of Second-Class (ii) Mark "Printed Matter—Books or or Controlled Circulation Publication Printed Matter-Sheet Music" on pack Mailed. ages of books or sheet music to be mailed (iii) Accept deposits of money to cover at the rates stated in § 22.3(a) (1) (ii). postage at regular printed matter rates
(iii) Mark “Printed Matter-Direc stated in paragraph (a) (1) (i) of this tories or Printed Matter-Catalogs" section on mailings of publications for when necessary to identify packages as which application for second-class or containing directories or catalogs subject controlled circulation privilege is pendto regular printed matter rates but en ing. When application is approved, adtitled to the exceptional weight limits just postage charges on reported mailings prescribed in § 22.3(b).
based on rates stated in paragraph (a) (iv) Mark “Printed Matter-Second (1) (iii) and (iv) of this section and Class or Printed Matter-Controlled Cir according to general procedure in § 32.3 culation Publication" on the envelopes (b) and $ 33.2(c) of this chapter. or wrappers of second-class and con (iv) If a publisher or registered news trolled circulation publications on which agent prefers, he may pay postage on the postage rates stated in § 22.3(a) (1) individually addressed copies of second(iii) or (iv) are paid by stamps affixed. class and controlled circulation publicaWhen the postage on second-class and tions by reporting them on Form 3542, controlled circulation publications is paid and pay postage on unaddressed copies in cash or by advance deposit, as permit
to be mailed in bulk packages by affixing ted in § 22.3(5) (c) (iii), the envelopes or
the appropriate postage to the wrappers wrappers must bear the imprint of the packages. "Second-class postage paid at
(4) Mailing. (i) Prints on which the or “Controlled circulation postage paid postage is paid by permit imprints and at ------,” in the upper right corner. The all serond-class and controlled circulaimprint serves as an indication of postage tion publications to be mailed at the payment and identifies the publications rates stated in paragraph (a) (1) (iii) as second-class or controlled circulation. and (iv) must be taken to the post office Use imprints prescribed in $ $ 132.2(e) (8) or such other place as may be designated and 133.3(g) and for mailings made pur
by the postmaster. All other printed matsuant to § 22.3(e) (3) (iii). See subpara ter that is fully prepaid with postage or graph 3(ii) of this paragraph concerning meter stamps and is properly prepared as special provisions applicable to bundled required in paragraphs (e) (1) and (e) mailings to Canada.
(2) may be presented for mailing at (3) Payment of postage. (i) Postage post office windows or deposited in post on printed matter, other than second office drops or street collection boxes. class and controlled circulation publica (ii) Publishers having more than five tions mailed by the publisher or by a individually addressed copies of a secregistered news agent under the condi ond-class or controlled circulation publitions stated in subdivision (3) (ii) of this cation addressed to subscribers at the paragraph must be paid by means of same post office must tie them in unpostage stamps, meter stamps, or permit wrapped bundles with a conspicuous imprints showing the amount of postage label attached showing the post office paid on each piece.
and country of destination. The twine
must be strong enough for the weight tie-on tag bearing the name and address and size of the bundles. When there is of sender and addressee. The tag must a sufficient quantity of copies for one be of substantial quality, with reincity to fill approximately one third of forced eyelets to prevent it from being a sack the publisher shall insert the pre torn off, and of such size as to permit pared bundles for that city in a sack the stamps in payment of the postage appropriately labeled to identify the city to be placed on it. Use heavy twine to and country of destination.
tie on the tag. When sending several (iii) Canada only: Single copies ad sacks for the same addressee, mark tag dressed for delivery in Canada that are with an identifying fractional number, not enclosed in wrappers or envelopes, for example 13, 23, and 33, if the shipment as permitted in subparagraph (1) (ii) of consists of three sacks. this paragraph, must be included in (2) Postage is calculated only on the bundles protected with sections of card- weight of the contents of the sacks, and board, fiberboard, or other protective is paid by means of postage stamps or covering that will prevent the copies meter stamps affixed to the address tag. from being damaged in transit. The If a publisher or registered news agent labels on these protected bundles must prepares a direct sack of second-class or bear the notation "Open and Distribute" controlled circulation copies for one adand the words "Second-class postage dressee and desires to pay the postage in paid at
” or “Controlled cash or from money on deposit with the circulation postage paid at ----------- postmaster, the postage computation will
(5) Return request. Ordinary (unreg be made on the basis of report on Form istered) prints, other than books, are not
3542. The address tag attached to the returned if undeliverable unless return
neck of the sack must then bear the sechas been requested by the sender. There
ond-class or controlled circulation imfore, senders desiring that undeliverable
print instead of stamps. ordinary prints be returned must place
(3) The post office will label the sack a “Return Requested” notation on the
with the name of the country of destinaarticle, preferably immediately below the
tion in large letters and the name of the return address and in a language known
United States dispatching exchange ofice in the country of destination. Books and
in small letters (for example “Great
Britain—via New York”) and send it to registered prints that are undeliverable
the exchange office for dispatch to must always be returned to origin. (6) Dutiable prints. Prints known to be
destination. dutiable in the country to which they $ 22.4 Matter for the blind. are addressed must have a green customs
(a) Rates-(1) Surface. Items maillabel, Form 2976, fixed to the address
able internationally as “Matter for the side of the article. (See § 21.4(a)).
Blind" (see paragraph (d) (1) of this sec(f) Direct sacks to one adressee. (1)
tion) are accepted as surface mail free Ordinary (unregistered) printed matter
of postage. being mailed in quantity to one ad
(2) Airmail. Items mailable internadressee may be transmitted in direct
tionally as "Matter for the Blind” (see sacks (except to Ethiopia) if the sender
222.541) are accepted at AO (cther arcomplies with the following conditions:
ticles) air rates. The rates are shown in (i) The minimum amount that may be
$ 22.4(a) (2) and under the country items mailed in a direct sack (by either sur
in the appendix. face or air) is 30 pounds; the maximum (3) Nonconforming matter. Items not is 66 pounds (sack and contents). The
acceptable as “Matter for the Blind," weight and size limits prescribed in
pursuant to (b), (c), or (d) of this secparagraphs (b) and (c) do not apply.
tion, are subject to regular international (ii) Obtain sacks from local post office, rates of postage. which will furnish airmail sacks, if (b) Weight limit. Weight limit is 15 available, when material is to be sent by
when material is to be sent by pounds 6 ounces. airmail.
(c) Dimensions. Maximum and mini(iii) Place printed matter in one or mum dimensions are the same as for letmore individual, unsealed packages pear ters and letter-packages. See $ 22.1(c). ing the name and address of sender and (d) Description. (1) The following are addressee. Mark each package “Postage acceptable in international mail as “MatPaid."
ter for the Blind.” (iv) Attach to the neck of the sack a (i) Books, periodicals, and other mat
ter, including unsealed letters, impressed and its character must be confirmed by in Braille or other special type for the the words "Free specimen” or “Free samuse of the blind.
ple” (or its equivalent in a language (ii) Plates for embossing blind litera understood in the country of destination) ture.
indelibly marked on the article itself, if (iii) Discs, tapes or wires bearing practicable, otherwise on its container. voice recordings and special paper in
(2) Tubes of serum and vaccine and tended solely for the use of the blind, medicaments which are urgently needed provided they are sent by or addressed to and difficult to obtain are accepted at the an officially recognized institution for the samples rate. These articles may not be blind.
sent for commercial purposes unless they (2) Although various additional arti are sent in the general interest by officles are admitted in domestic mail free cially recognized laboratories or instituof postage, pursuant to Part 138, the only tions. articles admitted in international mail as (e) Permitted notations. Senders may
for the Blind” are those indi- show the following on the outside wrapcated in paragraph (a) of this section. per, on the sample itself, or on a sheet
(e) Preparation and marking. Articles enclosed with the sample: Particulars must be in unsealed envelopes or wrap concerning sender and addressee, the pers prepared so as to permit easy exam manufacturer's mark or trademark, a ination. The word "Free" must be placed reference to correspondence exchanged in the upper right corner, immediately between sender and addressee, a brief above the words "Matter for the Blind," statement referring to the manufacturer on surface mail accepted free of postage, and to the person supplying the goods or On airmail accepted at AO air rates the concerning the person for whom the samwords "Matter for the Blind" must be ple is intended, the serial or order numplaced in the upper right corner near the ber, price, size, quantity available as well stamps. The name of the officially recog
as the weight, volume and such other nized institution for the blind must ap particulars as are necessary to determine pear in the return address or in the
the source and the character of the goods. address of matter mentioned in para (f) Prohibited contents. Articles of graph (d) (1) (iii) of this section.
salable value are prohibited unless de
faced in such a way that they can no $ 22.5 Samples of merchandise.
longer be offered for sale; also pairs of (a) Rates. (1) Surface. Surface rates articles, such as gloves, shoes, socks, etc., for samples of merchandise to Canada or goods sent as gifts or in execution of and Mexico are 6 cents for the first 2 an order, no matter how small the quanounces and 2 cents for each additional tity. Canceled or uncanceled postage ounce or fraction, with a minimum stamps or any paper representing a charge of 12 cents. To all other countries value may not be mailed as samples of the rates are 6 cents for the first 2 ounces merchandise. and 4 cents for each additional 2 ounces (g) Packing and marking-(1) Packor fraction, with a minimum charge of ing and Preparation. See § 21.1 (a) and 13 cents.
(b) of this chapter. Packages must not (2) Airmail. AO (other articles) air be sealed. rates apply. The rates are shown in 22.4 (2) Marking. In addition to marking (a) (2), and under the country items in the sample as prescribed in § 22.5(d) (1), the Appendix.
the sender must mark the address side of (b) Weight limits. Weight limits are the package “Sample of Merchandise.” 16 ounces to Canada and Mexico, and
§ 22.6 18 ounces to all other countries.
Small packets. (c) Dimensions. Maximum and mini- (a) Rates—(1) Surface. Surface rate mum dimensions are the same as for let- for all countries accepting small packets ters and letter packages. See $ 22.1(c). is 6 cents for each 2 ounces or fraction.
(d) Description. (1) A “Sample of Minimum charge, 26 cents per packet. merchandise” is defined as a specimen or (2) Airmail. AO (other articles) rates fragment which is sent free of charge to apply to countries accepting small advertise an article or product and to packets. The rates are shown in enable it to be assessed by prospective § 22.4(a) (2) and under the country buyers. It must not be intended for ex- items in the Directory of International change with a third person for payment, Mail.
(b) Weight limit. Weight limit for firmly attached together, both addressed small packets is 2 pounds 3 ounces.
for delivery to the same addressee, and (c) Dimensions. Maximum and mini consisting of (1) a sealed envelope conmum dimensions are the same as taining a written or printed communicafor letters and letter packages. See tion; and (2) an unsealed container, § 22.1(c).
with samples of merchandise or printed (d) Description. Small packets offer matter enclosed. These packages are a convenient and economical means for treated as AO mail. sending small quantities of merchandise (b) Rates. Each part of a combination to those countries that admit this class package must be fully prepaid at the apof postal union mail.
propriate rate of postage. (e) Preparation and marking. (1)
(c) Countries for which accepted. The Small packets may not be sealed. They following countries accept combination are subject to the provisions of $ 21.1
packages as ordinary (unregistered) mail of this chapter as to preparation and
only, except as noted: packing.
Australia. (2) The sender must mark the ad
Republic of Hon. dress side of the packet “Small Packet”.
duras (registered or its equivalent in a language known
only). in the country of destination—“petit British Honduras.
Iceland. paquet” (French), "pequeño paquete" Bulgaria.
Jamaica. (Spanish), "päckchen" (German).
Mexico. (f) Documentation. Small packets, Colombia.
Denmark. whether or not they are subject to cus
Dominican Republic Panama. toms inspection, must bear the green
(ordinary or regis Philippines. (customs) label, Form 2976. See § 21.4(a)
Poland. of this chapter.
Rumania, (g) Enclosures (1) Permitted en Faroe Islands.
Sweden. closures. A simple invoice and a slip Greenland.
Turks Islands. showing the names and addresses of the Guyana. sender and addressee of the packet may $ 22.8 Articles grouped together. be enclosed. (2) Prohibited enclosures. Small pack
(a) Description. Printed matter and ets may not contain written or sound
samples of merchandise may be comrecorded communications having the
bined in a single mail article, on condicharacter of personal correspondence; tion that the samples do not exceed 18 coins, bank notes, paper money, canceled
ounces in weight (16 ounces in the case or uncanceled postage stamps, or values
of Canada and Mexico) and that the payable to the bearer; manufactured or total weight of the mail article does not unmanufactured platinum, gold, or sil- exceed 6 pounds 9 ounces. The dimenver; precious stones, jewelry, or other sions must conform to those prescribed precious articles. The term jewelry is for letter mail (see § 22.1(c)). defined in § 21.3(a) (6) of this chapter. (b) Rates—(1) Surface. The rates are
(h) Countries not accepting. Small as follows: packets are not accepted by the following (i) To Canada and Mexico, 6 cents countries:
for the first 2 ounces and 2 cents for each Azores. Haiti.
additional ounce, with a minimum of 10 Bhutan. Iceland.
cents. Bolivia. Korea (North).
(ii) To all other countries, 6 cents for Burma,
Madeira Islands. the first 2 ounces and 4 cents for each Canada. Maldive Islands.
additional 2 ounces or fraction, with a Chile.
Outer Mongolia. China (Conti
minimum of 13 cents. Panama. nental). Paraguay.
(2) Airmail. AO (other articles) rates Colombia. Peru.
apply. The rates are shown in $ 22.4(a) Cuba. Rumania.
(2) and under the country items in the Gilbert and Ellice Sudan. Islands Colony. Vietnam (North).
Directory of International Mail. Guatemala.
(c) Preparation and marking. Enve
lopes or packages mailed as grouped $ 22.7 Combination packages.
articles must not be sealed. Senders must (a) Definition. Combination packages mark the address side of the envelope or are packages made up of two parts, package Grouped Article.