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MIXED CLASSES $ 67.211 Applicability of Federal postal
regulations. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the following matters with respect to mixed classes of mail, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone:
(a) Mail of a higher class enclosed with mail of a lower class.
(b) Combination mailing of two classes.
(c) Mailing enclosures of different classes.
(e) Special services, except that combination mailing may not be sent C.O.D.
CROSS REFERENCE: Mixed classes of mail, see 39 CFR 139.1 et seq."
Subpart E-Postage STAMPS, ENVELOPES, AND POSTAL CARDS § 67.221 Adhesive stamps available.
The following adhesive stamps are available:
mail, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
CROSS REFERENCE: Census mail, and Immigration and Naturalization Service mail, see 39 CFR 137.3. § 67.184 Free mail.
The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the following matters with respect to free mail, apply to and within the Canal Zone:
(a) Diplomatic and consular mail, except that diplomatic pouches, not exceeding 55 pounds in weight, when mailed in the Canal Zone by the United States Embassy, Panama, R.P., addressed to the Department of State, Washington, D.C., may be transmitted by airmail without prepayment of postage.
(b) Absentee balloting materials.
(c) Mail of former Presidents of the United States and widows thereof.
(d) Official matter of the Pan American Union and Pan American Sanitary Bureau.
(e) Mail of Presidents-elect, Vice Presidents-elect and former Vice Presidents. [31F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 31 F.R. 14552, Nov. 15, 1966)
CROSS REFERENCES: For the subjects referred to in this section, see 39 CFR 137.5 to 137.9.
MAIL MATTER FOR THE BLIND § 67.201 Applicability of Federal postal
regulations. Except as otherwise provided by this section, the provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the following matters with respect to mail for the blind, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone:
(a) Domestic destinations. (1) Kind of matter.
(2) Who may mail.
(b) Foreign destinations. Rates of postage as prescribed by 39 CFR, and under the conditions therein outlined, except that airmail rates are governed by § 67.163.
CROSS REFERENCE: Mall matter for the blind, see 39 CFR 138.1 et seq., 222.5.
(31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 33 F.R. 4800, Mar. 21, 1968] § 67.224 Payment for postage.
(a) Acceptable form of payment. Foreign coins, except Panamanian coins, or mutilated money, are not acceptable. Postal employees are not required to accept personal checks.
(b) Purchase receipts. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to purchase receipts, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
(c) Postage due. Postage due shall be paid in cash. Ordinary Canal Zone postage stamps will be affixed by postal personnel to Postage Due mail in the amount of the deficient postage and canceled. (31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 33 F.R. 4801, Mar. 21, 1968]
CROSS REFERENCE: Purchase receipts, see 39 CFR 141.4(b). 8 67.225 Exchange of stamps.
The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the exchange of stamps or other mate
rial because of post office mistakes or purchasers' mistakes, to the exchange of unserviceable and spoiled envelopes or cards, and to nonexchangeable items, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
CROSS REFERENCE: Exchanges of stamps, etc., see 39 CFR 141.5. § 67.226 Validity of stamps.
All postage stamps issued by the Canal Zone since 1904 are good for postage from points in the Canal Zone. The following are not good for postage:
(a) Mutilated or defaced stamps.
(b) Stamps cut from stamped envelopes or postal cards.
(c) Nanpostage stamps.
(d) Postage-due and special-delivery stamps.
(e) Stamps of the United States, United Nations, and other countries, except those on “Paquebot” mail or replypaid postal cards sold by the U.S. Post Office Department. [31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 36 F.R. 12977, July 10, 1971] § 67.228 Paquebot mail.
Paquebot mail is mail posted aboard ships on the high seas and bearing postage of the country whose flag the vessel flies. To be accepted as “paquebot” mail such correspondence must be delivered to the Cristobal or Balboa post offices by an officer or representative of the steamship company with a written or oral statement by which the postmaster or his representative is satisfied that the mail originated on the vessel under the prescribed conditions. If the postage stamps have not already been canceled by a postal agent or officer on board
the vessel, they shall be canceled with a “paquebot” postmark or regular postmark. In the latter case the word “paquebot” shall be placed on the mail with a rubber stamp or in ink. “Paquebot" matter intended for dispatch by air originating aboard a vessel of foreign registry shall be accompanied by Form AV-2 authorizing air dispatch. Such matter from vessels of United States registry shall be dispatched as endorsed and United States rates of postage and conditions apply. The following are examples of articles not entitled to “Paquebot” treatment:
(a) Articles not bearing postage stamps on the country which owns or maintains the vessel on which mailed.
(b) Articles mail in street letter box or letter drops.
(c) Articles mailed at post offices other than Balboa and Cristobal.
(d) Articles originating on board a vessel during its stay in a Canal Zone port. $ 67.229 Unlawful transactions.
The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the unlawful use of stamps by postal employees, and the confiscation of counterfeit stamps, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
CROSS REFERENCE: Unlawful transactions, see 39 CFR 141.7. $ 67.230
Removal of postage stamps. Under section 1720 of Title 18, U.S.C., made applicable to the Canal Zone by 6 C.Z.C. $ 2001, 76A Stat. 481, the unlawful and willful removal of stamps from mail matter is punishable by fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment of not more than 1 year, or by both; and, if the offender is a postal employee, the maximum term of imprisonment is 3 years.
PRECANCELED STAMPS 8 67.241 Use of precanceled stamps.
Precanceled stamps may be used to pay postage on second-, third- and fourth-class mail matter when specifically authorized by the Director of Posts. § 67.242 Application for permit.
Persons desiring to use precanceled stamps shall make application for a permit to the Director of Posts. A special
application form is not required. The application shall include information as to the office at which the stamps are to be used, type of mail to which they are to be affixed, and quantity to be used monthly. § 67.243 Authorization; precanceling
stamps. Precanceling may be done only when authorized by the Director of Posts and under the supervision of the postmaster or a postal employee. The precancel impresssion shall show the name of the post office between two parallel heavy lines across the face of each stamp in black ink. Only regular issues of stamps may be precanceled. Stamps offered by the public and commemorative stamps may not be precanceled. 8 67.244 Sale limited.
Precanceled stamps may be sold only to permit holders except as provided in $ 67.246. [33 F.R. 4801, Mar. 21, 1968) § 67.245 Mailing of precanceled mail.
Precanceled mail shall be mailed at the post office authorized in the permit. Mailings shall be handed to a postal employee and may not be deposited in letter drops or street letter boxes or otherwise entered into the mails. Any number of pieces may be mailed at one time, regardless of whether they are identical, except for third-class bulk mailings.
CROSS REFERENCE: Third-class matter, see $ 67.131. $ 67.246 Philatelic sales.
Canal Zone precanceled stamps will be available for sale for collection purposes to permit and nonpermit holders only through the Canal Zone Philatelic Agency.
(a) Unused precanceled stamps may not be sold for philatelic purposes by permit holders. [33 F.R. 4801, Mar. 21, 1968]
METERED STAMPS § 67.261 Description and use of meter
stamps. Meter stamps are postage imprinted by a postage meter on any class of mail.
Metered mail is entitled to all the privlleges and subject to all the conditions applying to the various classes of mail. $ 67.262 Application for permit.
Persons or firms desiring to use postage meters shall apply to the Director of Posts for a permit. The application, Form 3612, or a similar form furnished by the meter manufacturer, shall specify the name and model of the meter to be used and shall be accompanied by a letter of transmittal advising at which post office the matter is to be mailed and a specimen impression of the indicia to be used. A fee is not required. $ 67.263 Conditions.
The conditions under which postage meters and metered stamps may be used are as authorized, and in accordance with instructions issued, by the Director of Posts, based on similar procedures as provided by 39 CFR.
CROSS REFERENCE: Metered stamps, see 39 CFR 143.1 et seq.
PERMIT IMPRINTS § 67.272 Application for permit; fees.
An application to use permit imprints and pay postage in cash at the time of mailing shall be submitted to the Director of Posts, in memorandum or letter form, with the prescribed fee. The annual bulk-mailing fee shall also be paid if third-class matter is to be mailed at bulk rates under the permit. The application shall specify the post office at which mailings are to be made and the type of matter to be mailed. The fee to accompany the application shall be as provided by 39 CFR.
CROSS REFERENCE: Fee for permit to use permit imprints, see 39 CFR 144.1(a). $ 67.273 Form and content.
The form and content of permit imprints are as authorized by the Director of Posts, based on regulations contained in 39 CFR.
CROSS REFERENCE: Form and content of permit imprints, see 39 CFR Part 144. § 67.274 Applicability of Federal postal
regulations. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to mailings, additional services, and improper use, with respect to permit imprints, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
CROSS REFERENCE: Mailings with permit imprints, additional services, and improper use of permit imprints, see 39 CFR 144.5, 144.6, 144.7.
PREPAYMENT AND REFUNDS 8 67.281 Postage payment.
(a) Prepayment required. Postage on all mail shall be fully prepaid at the time of mailing, with the following execptions:
(1) Business reply mail (see $$ 67.91 and 67.92, and 39 CFR).
(2) Federal Government mail and free mail (see $ 67.181 et seq., and 39 CFR).
(3) Certain mail for the blind (see § 67.201, and 39 CFR).
(4) Keys and identification devices returned to owners. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to postage for keys and identification devices returned to owners are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
(b) Insufficient prepayment or shortpaid and unpaid-(1) Domestic mail. The provisions of 39 CFR, relating to insufficient prepayment or shortpaid or unpaid postage, with respect to domestic mail, are applicable to and within the Canal Zone.
(2) Postal Union mail-(i) Surface Mail. Return all shortpaid and unpaid Postal Union articles to the sender for postage. If the sender is not known, send only letters and post cards in their usual form to the appropriate exchange office for proper T-stamp endorsement and onward dispatch. All other articles (AO) shall be sent to the Dead Letter Office for handling.
(ii) Airmail. Section 67.163(d) governs the prepayment of postage for airmail, and the treatment of airmail articles for which the postage is insufficiently prepaid.
(3) International registered articles. All shortpaid or unpaid registered articles addressed for delivery in foreign countries shall be returned to the sender for deficient postage.
(4) International parcel post. All shortpaid or unpaid parcels addressed for delivery in foreign countries shall be returned to the sender for deficient postage. [31 F.R. 12254, Sept. 16, 1966, as amended at 31 F.R. 14552, Nov. 15, 1966]
CROSS REFERENCE: Insufficient prepayment of postage, see $ 67.95.
Keys and identification devices, see 39 CFR 134.1 (c), 134.2(b) (3) (postage); 147.1(a) (6) (exception as to prepayment).
Postal unions, see 39 CFR 211.
Subpart F-Philately and Special Prepayment and refunds, generally, see 39
Cancellations CFR 147.
PHILATELY 8 67.282 Postage refunds.
(a) Federal postal regulations. The § 67.311 Canal Zone Philatelic Agency. provisions of 39 CFR, relating to the con The Canal Zone Philatelic Agency is an ditions that justify refunds, amount of activity of the Canal Zone Postal Service, refund allowable, and unallowable re established to make available to stamp funds, are applicable to and within the collectors Canal Zone postage stamps of Canal Zone.
selected quality. Stamps sold by the (b) Credit to postmasters for refunds Agency are the best available. Stamps made. The envelope or wrapper or the and stamped paper sold to collectors and portion thereof having the name and ad dealers for philatelic purposes shall be dresses of the sender and addressee, can reported monthly on Form 1109. celed postage and postal markings, or other evidence of payment of the amount
8 67.312 Stamps available. of postage and fees for which a refund is In addition to stamps of the ordinary desired, shall be submitted to the Direc and airmail series, the Canal Zone Philtor of Posts, accompanied by Form atelic Agency has for sale precanceled 1148-Credit Slip. On approval, Form stamps, commemorative stamps, and 1148-Credit Slip will be returned to the stamped envelopes and postal cards. A postmaster, properly endorsed, for sub list of items available will be furnished mission with the monthly “Statement of on request to the Canal Zone Philatelic Postal Accounts."
Agency, Balboa, C.Z. The list is revised (c) Meter stamps. Refunds with re when a new stamp is issued or an old spect to meter stamps are as provided in stamp is withdrawn. the instructions issued by the Director of [33 F.R. 4801, Mar. 21, 1968] Posts covering the use of postage meters.
§ 67.313 Order for stamps. CROSS REFERENCE: Refunds, see 39 CFR 147.2.
All stamps are for sale at face value.
Orders should be addressed to the Canal § 67.291 Postage due mail.
Zone Philatelic Agency, Balboa, C.Z., and (a) Applicability of Federal postal reg
shall be accompanied by remittance sufulations. The provisions of 39 CFR, re
ficient to cover the cost of stamps, plus lating to the acceptance, distribution, return postage at the first-class rate. and dispatch of postage due mail, are Registration of stamp shipments is recapplicable to and within the Canal Zone ommended but it is not required. If except as they may be inconsistent with registration is desired, the fee shall be the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c)
included in the remittance. of this section.
[33 F.R. 4801, Mar. 21, 1968] (b) When not to collect deficient post
§ 67.314 New stamp issues. age. Short paid mail addressed to the Panama Canal Company, Canal Zone
Issuance of new stamps is announced Government or any other U.S. Govern
by notices displayed in lobbies of post ment Agency in the Canal Zone, or to of
offices, through the press and philatelic ficials thereof in their official capacity,
periodicals, and by card notices. may be delivered without collection of 8 67.315 First-day covers. additional postage. Any such matter
First-day covers are envelopes bearing mailed in the Canal Zone should be re
a new stamp canceled on its first day of turned to the sender if the failure to pre sale with a special die reading "First pay postage appears to be intentional.
Day of Issue." The Canal Zone Phila(c) Quantity mailings short paid. All telic Agency processes "First-day" short paid quantity mailings originating covers. Requests accompanied by selfin the Canal Zone must be returned, addressed envelopes and remittance to under cover, to the office of mailing for cover the cost of stamps, should be sent collection of postage due from the sender.
to the Canal Zone Philatelic Agency, (31 F.R. 14552, Nov. 15, 1966)
Balboa, C.z. Orders for uncanceled
stamps should not be included with CROSS REFERENCE: Acceptance, distribution, and dispatch of postage due mail, see
orders for first-day covers. 39 CFR 147.1(b) (c).
[33 F.R. 4801, Mar. 21, 1968)