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742 Stamps Not Affixed

742.1 Marking

Some items of foreign origin do not bear postage stamps, but instead are marked “POSTAGE PAID,” “ON POSTAL SERVICE,” “SERVICE DES POSTES,” “TAXE PERCUE” or “TP,” or “PORT PAYE” or “PP,” followed by postmark. The marking On Her Majesty’s Service or O.H.M.S. is also sometimes used. Treat this mail as prepaid.

742.2 Parcels Without Postage Stamps

Some foreign post offices do not put postage stamps on parcels. All such parcels received must be regarded as prepaid.