Darling Downs Gazette (Qld), Friday 27 March 1908, page 3
POSTAL AND TELEGRAPHIC TELEPHONIC FACILITIES
FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. POSTAGE STAMP BOOKLETS
Booklets of 1d. and 2d. postage stamps may be purchased at a cost of £1 each— the face value of the stamps obtained therein. The inside pages of the cover contain printed columns showing date, item, and amount, and enable purchasers of the booklet to keep a record of every stamp used therefrom.
REPAYMENT IN CASH IN ONE SUM OF POSTAGE ON LARGE QUANTITIES OP MAIL MATTER.
The postage on large quantities of letters, packets, or newspapers, for transmission within the Commonwealth, or to New Zealand or Fiji, may be prepaid in cash. The, amount of postage on such mail matter, posted at one time shall not be less than £1. The posting may be done at the General Post Office and certain of the principal post offices. The mail matter must be handed in at the post office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., but if handed in after 3 p.m. it will be subject to detention 'if its despatch interferes with the despatch other mail matter.
Special provisions exist regarding the hours of posting and minimum amount of postage in the case of newspapers posted by registered newspaper, proprietors or by news vendors.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DELIVERY OF REGISTERED ARTICLES.
The sender of a registered article may either at the time of registration of thereafter upon payment of a fee of 2.5d, obtain an acknowledgment of its due delivery to the addressee or other person to whom it is delivered.
REGISTRATION OF POSTAL ARTICLES
When sending articles of value through the letter or packet post the registration system should, be availed of.
The fee charged for the registration of any article is only 3d., and when registered the article can be traced in its course through the post; if the article be lost whilst in the post, the Postmaster-General will (subject to the provisions of the Regulations) pay the value of the article up to a maximum amount of £2. Any postal article (other than a parcel) may be registered.
PAYMENT' OF CUSTOMS DUTY BY THE SENDER OF A PARCEL.
By paying a fee of 6d., signing an undertaking to pay on demand the amount due, and making a deposit at the rate of 1b. for each 4s. or part of 4s. of the declared value of the parcel, the sender of a parcel addressed to Cape Colony, Germany, the United Kingdom, and certain foreign countries, via the United Kingdom, may take upon himself the payment of the Customs and other charges ordinarily payable by the addresses.
A final settlement takes place as soon as the amount of the charges due has been ascertained from the country of destination.