1922 POSTAL INFORMATION 13
stand the pressure and friction inevitable in the frequent handlings and changes of tralsportation
to which postal matter is subjected, and also to prevent injury to other mail matter. The
sender's name and address must appear on each package.
RATES on packages weighing four ounces or less, one cent for each ounce or faction thereof,
regardless of distance. Packages of eight ounces or less, containing books, seeds, cuttings,
bulbs, roots, scions and plants, one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof, regardless of
distance. All other parcels of fourth class matter are charged according to weight and distance,
as follows :Parcels
for delivery by the post office within whose limits they are mailed, or by any letter
carrier of that office, or on any rural route starting from that office, five cents for the first pound,
and one cent for each additional two pounds or fraction thereof.
Parcels delivered outside of the limits of the post office where mailed are charged as fol
lows, a fraction of a pound being charged as a full-pound:Each
One Pound tional Pound
1st Zone-up to 50 miles 5 cents* 1 cent
2nd 50 " 150 1 5 " * I "
3rd " 150 " 300 " 6 " 2 "
4th "300 " 6(0 " 7 " 4 "
5th 600 " 1000 " 8 " 6 "
6th " 1000 " 1400 " 9 " 8 4
7th " 1400 " 1810 " 11 " 10 "
8th ' over 1800 " 12 " 12
* Parcels subject to pound rates, mailed for delivery in the first or second zones, are, when
the distance by the shortest regular mail routes is 300 miles or more, charged at third zone rates,
six cents for the first pound and two cents for each additional pound or fraction thereof.
The eighth zone rate applies to all parcels between the United States and the Hawaiian
Islands, the Canal Zone, Alaska, the Phillipine Islands, Guam, Tutuila, the Samoan Group east
of longitude 171 West, other possessions of the I'nlted States, and United States war vessels
stationed in foreign waters, also between any two post offices in Alaska. This rate also applies
to all fourth class matter mailed to Canada, Mexico, (Cuba and the Republic of Panama, including
seeds, etc., but excluding books and other printed matter, on which the rate to those
countries is one cent for each two ounces in all cases.
WAR TAX. On all parcel post packages on which the postage amounts to twenty-five
cents or more, there shall be paid a tax of one cent for each postage charge of twenty-five cents
or fractional part of twenty-five cents, payable in internal revenue stamps, which the sender
cancels by writing his initials and the date thereon, in ink. The stamps are for sale by postmasters.
Postage stamps cannot be used in payment of the tax, nor can revenue stamps be
used for postage. The tax is on postage only, not on fees for registration, insurance or C. 0. D.
service. This tax applies to parcel post packages for Alaska and Hawaii, but not to those for
other outlying territories, for United States naval vessels or the United States Forces abroad.
WEIGHT LIMITS. Seventy pounds for parcels mailed for delivery by the post office where
mailed or within the first, second and third zones, and fifty pounds in all other zones.
SIZE LIMITS. Parcels must not measure more than 84 inches in length and girth com bined.
ENCLOSURES. There may be enclosed with fourth class matter a written or printed
invoice showing the name and address of the sender and the addressee, with name, quantity,
price, size, style, and quality of the articles contained, date of order and date and manner of
shipment and the name of the salesman or packer, and printed matter descriptive of the
articles it accompanies.
The rules as to permissible writing on or in fourth class packages and personal communications
attached thereto are the same as for third class matter.
PLACE OF MAILING. Parcels of books, seeds and plants, weighing eight ounces or less, and
other fourth class matter weighing four ounces or less may be deposited in letter or package
boxes. All other parcels must be -mailed at a post office, branch post office or station or
delivered to a rural or other carrier duly authorized to receive such matter.
INSURANCE. Fourth class matter may be insured against loss or damage by a fee, payable
in postage stamps affixed to the parcel, for an amount equal to its actual value, up to $5.00 for
three cents, $25.00 for five cents, $50.00 for ten cents and $110.00 for twenty-five cents.
C. O. D. FEES. Fourth class packages may be sent (a. 0. 1). and the price of the article will
be collected from the addressee for a fee of ten cents when the amount to be collected does not
exceed $50.00,'and for twenty-five cents when the amount does not exceed $100.00. This fee also
covers insurance on such parcels up to the actual value of the contents.
Articles addressed for delivery in Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Panama are subject, with certain
exceptions on second, third and fourth class matter, to the same rates and conditions as if
they were addressed for delivery in the United States.
FIRST-CLASS mail rates for letters to the Bahamas, Barbados, British Guiana, British Honduras,
Dominican Republic, Dutch West Indies, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Leeward
Islands (including Antigua, Dominica, St. Chrisopher and others), Newfoundland. ''rinidad.
Tobago, New Zealand and the Windward Islands (including Grenada, St. Vincent, The Grenadines
and St. Lucia), are two cents for each ounce or fraction thereof. To all other countries
five cents for the first ounce and three cents for each additional ounce or fraction thereof.
POSTAL CARDS. Two cents each for single, four cents for double.
PRINTED MATTER. One cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof.
COMMERCIAL PAPERS. Five cents for ten ounces or less and one cent for each additional
two ounces or fraction thereof.
SAMNPLES OF MERCHANDISE. Two cents for four ounces or less and one cent for each additional
two ounces or fraction thereof.
INTERNATIONAL PARCEL POST. Twelve cents a pound or fraction thereof. Limits, length,
3Y feet; length and girth combined, 6 feet; weight, 11 pounds. For exceptions, restrictions, etc..
N. W. Ayer & Son. N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual and Directory: A Catalogue of American Newspapers, 1922, Volume 1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9267/. Accessed March 31, 2015.