Packing 78s For Shipping
The procedure outlined on the 78-L list involves wrapping 78's in newspaper in groups of 15 or so, sandwiched in between throw-aways, or 10 inch circles of stiff cardboard. Wrap this securely with tape as though preparing a mummy.
Next, locate a cardboard box rated to withstand a reasonable amount of pressure, and large enough so any "give" resulting from internal postal procedures will not reach the "mummy."
Put the "mummy" in the box, surrounded by well-crumpled newspaper, to the thickness of several inches . . . like three.
Seal the box. Do not allow paranoia or whatever to prevent you from clearly marking "Fragile," etc. all over the box. Many of us actually read these designations and take appropriate action.
Ask the clerk to find for you the price difference between "Parcel Post" and "Air Parcel Post" It is usually small, and the APP designation means that the piece will be treated as Priority; i.e., better.
If you choose APP, make sure it is clearly marked as such on the package, all over the package. That way, the same folks who sort it will properly direct it.
Chris (your public servant) Peterson
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