Mail must be securely
packed so that no damage is caused while being stamped
or in transmission.
Must be posted either
without a cover, but not holding the packet so together
as to prevent as to prevent easy examination, or in an
unfastened envelope or cover which can be easily removed
for examination without breaking any seal or tearing any
paper or separating any adhering surface.
containing Greeting Card or printed invitation, to be
prominently superscribed GREETING/INVITATION
below BOOK PACKET.
AND SAMPLE PACKET
be posted without cover, or with cover open at both
ends, or in unfastened envelope or cover that can be
easily removed to admit ready examination of contents.
of seeds, drugs and other articles which cannot be sent
in unfastened envelope may be sent in a box or bag,
fastened in an openable manner. If sent in air-tight
case, nature of contents should be certified under the
full signature of sender, giving his address. Impression
of the name stamp of the firm is acceptable in place of
of glass or other fragile material must be securely
packed in a box of metal, wood or strong corrugated
card-board to prevent injury to other mail and to
oils and substances, that easily liquify must be
enclosed in hermetically sealed receptacle. The
receptacle should be placed in a special box of metal,
strong wood, or corrugated cardboard containing spongy
material in sufficient quantity to absorb the liquid in
case the receptacle breaks while in transmission. Lid of
the box must be properly fastened.
substances that do not easily liquify must be enclosed
in an inner cover which should be placed in a box of
metal, wood, or strong and thick leather.
powders must be enclosed in box that will prevent all
danger, and permit ascertainment of contents.
be posted without a cover or in a cover or in a cover
open at both ends, for examination of contents.
and address of the sender should be written or printed
on the packet.
paper, whether single copy or bundle of more than one
copy, should be posted without a wrapper, or with a
wrapper open at both ends, or in an unfastened envelope,
easily enabling examination of the contents. Stapling is
allowed, provided it allows examination of contents
without removing the staple.
Registration mark should be clearly visible, and not
covered by wrapper/envelope.
should mark on bundle of newspapers TO BE DELIVERED
be packed and enclosed in a reasonably strong case,
wrapper or cover which should be fastened, to preserve
the contents, and to protect other mail.
containing cloth or woolen material, to be packed in a
strong wrapper with an outer covering of stout
card-board or cloth.
of great value, like gold, must be packed in a metal
container or a wooden or stout card-board case.
oils and substances that easily liquify, must be
enclosed in a double receptacle; first receptacle to be
placed in a special box of metal, strong wood, or
corrugated cardboard containing spongy material in
sufficient quantity to absorb the liquid if the
receptacle breaks. Lid of the box must be properly
must be enclosed in box that will prevent all danger,
and permit ascertainment of contents.
and other viscera and brains of rabid animals : can
be sent only for the purpose of medical or
chemical examination. It must be enclosed in a glass
bottle or jar, with a tight stopper or sound cork. If
alcohol is used as preservative, a ring of wax must be
placed round the lip of the bottle to cover the shoulder
of the stopper. Stopper should be fastened down with
bladder or leather and sealed. Bottle or jar should be
placed in a strong wooden or tin box, with at least 18
mm thick raw cotton wool between the two, and the box
encased in cloth, securely closed and sealed at
intervals of 8 cm at least. Wax of same kind, and the
same distinctive seal mark should be used for all