POST OFFICE GUIDE OVERSEAS POST
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POST OFFICE GUIDE OVERSEAS POST

2 February 2010 Section page 3 92 AIR MAIL SERVICES GENERAL Conditions and Supplementary Services The limits of size and weight and other conditions for air mail items are the same as for mail sent by surface routes For details of registration in

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POST OFFICE GUIDE OVERSEAS POST 9.2 February 2010 Section page 3 9.2 AIR MAIL SERVICES GENERAL Conditions and Supplementary Services The limits of size and weight and other conditions for air mail items are the same as for mail sent by surface routes. For details of registration, insurance, express and other supplementary services see under the respective destination in the Appendix. Postage Rates and Services Leaflet Full particulars of the services available by air and the appropriate postage rates for first and second class mail and parcels are given in the Postage Rates

and Service Leaflet available at all post offices. Air Mail Labels All air mail items must bear the superscription BY AIR MAIL . Blue airmail labels are available for this purpose free of charge at all post offices. The label should be affixed to the top left hand corner of the address side of the envelope or close to the address on parcels and packets (close to each address if it is shown in more than one place on the item). Alternatively the words BY AIR MAIL may be stamped or written boldly in black or blue ink on air mail items. In the case of parcels an air mail label must also be affixed

to the Despatch Note if one is used. Air Mail Envelopes Envelopes of distinctive design may be used for air mail. When selecting the paper stock, it should be kept in mind that air mail charges are based on weight as well as distance and heavy grade paper may add to costs. The envelopes should bear in the top left-hand corner a representation of the air mail label. The representation of the air mail label should be printed in royal blue with white lettering. (A specimen air mail label can be obtained from any post office.) Any vari-coloured border should be confined to red, white and blue in a

uniform pattern of rectangles or parallelograms, preferably 5 mm in depth. Insufficiently Prepaid Items An underpaid item of correspondence (incl uding cards, personal letter and documents without enclosed items) on which 50% or more of the airmail postage has been paid, is forwarded by air and charged on the amount of deficiency. If less than 50% of the airmail postage has been paid, the item may be forwarded by surface route and, if not fully paid for transmission by that route, charged on delivery with the amount of the deficiency, plus an additional fee equivalent to $4. All other

underpaid items may be forwarded by surface route without prior notification. If the prepaid postage is insufficient to cover the transmission by surface route, the underpaid item will be charged on delivery with the amount of the deficiency, plus an additional fee equivalent to $4.
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POST OFFICE GUIDE OVERSEAS POST 9.2 January 2014 Section page 4 Aerogrammes These may be sent to any address in the world for a postage rate of $2.3. As the economics of the aerogramme service are closely related to the weight of the aerogramme form itself, an aerogramme should not contain any

enclosures or have an attachment other than a postage stamp. If an aerogramme has an enclosure or an attachment, other than a postage stamp, or in any way fails to comply with the conditions laid down by the Postmaster General for the aerogramme service, it will be considered to be posted as an air mail letter and air mail fees at the letter rate must be paid. Plain stamped official aerogrammes are obtainable from any post office at $2.3 each. Privately manufactured aerogrammes may be used if they bear an indication that they have been approved by the Postmaster General. Forms which do not

bear such as indication will be treated as ordinary air mail letters and charged accordingly. The postage on privately manufactured aerogrammes may be prepaid by means of a $2.3 postage stamp or, alternatively, by a franking impression made di rectly on the aerogramme form and not affixed by label. Classes of Mail Letters (including aerogrammes and letter packets) and Postcards are classified as First Class Mail. Small Packets, Printed Papers and Items for the Blind are classified as Second Class Mail. Parcels may be sent by air to most countries. POSTAGE RATES Countries are divided into

different zones according to distance. The postage rates to these zones are shown in the Postage Rates and Services Leaflet.