What Cannot Be Insured
The following types of mail cannot be insured:
Parcels containing matter offered for sale
addressed to prospective purchasers who have
not ordered or authorized their sending. If such
matter is mailed, payment is not made for loss,
rifling, or damage.
Articles so fragile that they cannot be carried
safely in the mail regardless of packaging.
Articles not adequately prepared to withstand
normal handling in the mail. As a rule, any
mailable package should be insurable.
Mail not bearing the complete names and
addresses of the sender and addressee.
If the mailer wants to insure an article, it must be
mailed at the post office. Articles to be insured must
not be placed in mail drops at post offices or in street
mail collection boxes.
18 MADISON AVE
PHILADELPHIA PA 19153
PCSN JACK FROST
6490 SAUFLEY FIELD RD
PENSACOLA FL 32509
Figure 5-2. An example of proper placement of a Certified Mail endorsement.