Occasionally, a parcel may be presented for
mailing at the Standard Mail (B) rate with a letter or
other First-Class Mail attached. This is legal as long as
the envelope is placed on the address side of the parcel.
The name and the address of the sender and the name
and address of the addressee should be placed on both
the parcel and the envelope. If both names and
addresses do not appear on both pieces, the senders
name and address must be placed on either the parcel or
envelope and the name and address of the addressee
must be placed on the other piece (see figure 4-7).
Postage at the First-Class rate must be paid for and
affixed to the attached letter. The attached envelope
may be marked First-Class.
Normally, when mail of a higher class is enclosed
with mail of a lower class, the rate of postage charged
for the entire piece or parcel is that of the higher class.
However, letters (First-Class Mail) may be enclosed in
Standard Mail (B) parcels subject to the following
· Postage at the First-Class rate must be paid for
· The letter(s) is/are placed on top of other items in
the parcel when practical.
· The total amount of postage for each letter is
placed on the outside of the parcel.
The postage for the letter(s) may be added to that of
the parcel and the total amount paid together, or the
postage for the letter(s) may be affixed separately from
the postage for the parcel.
FIRST-CLASS MAIL ENCLOSED must be placed on
the parcel below the postage and above the address.
SPACE AVAILABLE MAIL (SAM)
Parcels mailed at the surface postage rates, are
airlifted to, from, or between overseas military post
offices outside the 48 contiguous states. These parcels
must be marked SAM on the address side, below the
postage and above the addressees name.
maximum weight and size limits apply when mailed
Able B. Seaman
USS Underway (CV-66)
FPO AE 09561-0001
STANDARD MAIL (B)
Mr. Jack Frost
5 Sunnyside St.
Anytown US 11111
Figure 4-6Endorsement on a Standard Mail (B) article.
Figure 4-7.How to affix a First-Class letter to a parcel.