POST OFFICE INFORMATION SLIPS (8)
REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Continuation of the series of slips attached to covers. Since the series began, a couple of people have asked about the thickness of the paper. As a basis to have a fill for the thickness of the paper given,
Thickness Similar material
When making the measurements, the thickness is measured from an area free of printing. We use the Dial Thickness Gage manufactured by the Mitutoyo Corporation, model 2804-10 No. 7326. The gage is rather expensive, but certainly helpful in determing the thickness of paper.
18. Size - 37 x
Paper - thin glazed paper (probably white but now
Shanghai May 14, 1947.
This slip has a violet hand stamp "25" for the zone number
of the addressee. This form was probably sent to the
various post offices in Shanghai for them to stamp in their
Translation: Please be advised that your address is in the
number 25 post district in shanghai, and that this letter on
which no number of the post district is marked could
easily have been delayed.
Will you please advise the letter writer to mark "25" below
the words Shanghai on every letter hereafter, so as to make
the delivery of letters faster.
paper - thick white
red lettering (the "18" is the same color as the characters)
Shanghai 1948 January 17
Translation : same as above with minor character
differences, and the number 18 printed the same
time as the form.
This is the only example found with the code number
imprinted with the form. After the initial distribution of the
form to add their codes, it is possible that others printed the
form, perhaps also with variation of the characters.
- 44 x
Paper - thick white
Red lettering the (8) hand stamped in black
Peiping 1948. May 18
This is the only form I have seen from Peiping, being on a
postage due cover, ex Beckman collection.
Translation: Check your address, it belongs to Peiping #8
post zone. This letter did not have the zone number, so
Please inform the sender to write the zone "8" following
Peiping. The mail can be delivered quicker.