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F. B. VANDEGRIFT & CO.
Custom House Brokers
Fire and Marine Insurance Brokers
CARTAGE, STORAGE and WEIGHING
Drawback collected on all exported articles entitled to same, manufactured from imported materials
Entrance and Clearance of Vessels
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
Members New York Maritime Exchange
New York Office
6751, 6752, 6753, 6754 BROAD
15-25 WHITEHALL ST.
Cable Address, Vangrift
65 4 15 4 65
Buffalo, N. Y..... 25 30 35
Galveston, Tex Ind. 25 25 45 55
Kansas City, Mo.. 30 35 45 60
5.00 15 10.50 20
2 25 4.50 15
Belgium-Beef, Ham, Pork.
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales-Tobacco in less than 80 lbs. net,
Reprints of works by English authors. Reprints of English copy-
France-Medicine, Plants with roots, Ham, Bacon, or Sausage, unless accom.
Germany-Plants with roots, Potatoes, Ham, Bacon, or Sausage, unless
Russia-Medicine, any matter unless packed in wooden boxes.
ANY POINT ABROAD-Gunpowder, Petroleum, Essential Oils or other
for care and attention on steamers.
General Instructions and Information Relating to
Shipments to Europe and other Foreign Points
Via Atlantic Ocean Routes.
I.-PACKING, ADDRESSING AND WAY-BILLING.-Packages must be carefully packed with regard to contents and distance and in such manner as to facilitate Custom House examination. While F. B. Vandegrift & Co. will exercise the greatest care, we cannot accept responsibility for damages to goods from careless handling in the Custom House.
Shipments must be legibly addressed in English, and street and number given on packages for cities or large towns.
The name and address of shipper must appear on every package, to insure reports of refused or undelivered goods. II.-DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS AND VALUE.-Contents and value must be fully marked on each package or an invoice or detailed memorandum of the nature and value of the contents of each package must accompany goods.
Shipper will be held liable for any fines, extra duties or expense incurred by reason of alleged false or inaccurate representation of whatsoever nature. III.-MARINE INSURANCE.-Shipments for foreign countries are not insured by F. B. Vandegrift & Co. against losses arising from perils of the sea, unless Marine Insurance is desired and charged for. IV.-FOREIGN CUSTOM HOUSE CHARGES, dues and other Governmental expenses are not included in any rates given; they must be guaranteed by shippers. A deposit sufficient to cover these expenses (known or estimated) will be required where absolutely free delivery to consignee is desired.
V.-PREPAYMENT OF CHARGES is compulsory to Spain, Portugal,
VI.-LIVE ANIMALS will not be received for shipment to Europe until after special arrangement has been made with us at New York. VII.-TOBACCO FOR ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES will not be accepted in packages less than eighty lbs. net; except that samples of tobacco under four lbs., if so marked on face of package and prepaid at double rates, will be taken.
Tobacco must never be packed with other articles for shipment to any foreign country.
VIII.-THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE RECEIVED FOR
Fresh fruits for Germany,
Gunpowder, Oils, Acids, or any other articles of a combustible or an explosive character, or Petroleum, Essential Oils or other liquids which, by leakage, are liable to cause injury to other goods.
Medicine for Norway, Sweden, Russia, France, Austria and Hungary.
Roses for Holland.
Plants with roots for France and Germany.
Potatoes to Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Austria.
Reprints of Works by English authors of English copyright songs for England.
Packages for Russia unless packed in wooden boxes, otherwise they are liable to seizure as improper importations.
Vegetables and Live and Cut Plants, Bulbs and Roots to
Italy. IX.-WHISKEY, WINE, BEER and liquors generally, including any preparation, whether medicinal, toilet or otherwise, in which Alcohol is used, also Tea and Coffee destined to Great Britain and Ireland will not be received unless the exact contents are plainly marked on face of packages.
X.-LETTERS must not be enclosed in foreign packages. XI.-BULKY or UNWIELDY PACKAGES will be charged for at one and a half or double rates, according to size. Bicycles charged double rates, except for quantities of three or more wheels, when special rates will be furnished upon application to us at New York. XII.-PURCHASES IN EUROPE will be made at regular commission rates.
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15-25 Whitehall St, New York F. B. Vandegrift & Company, Foreign Express.
GENERAL EXPRESS TARIFF FROM NEW YORK TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
To or from Europe and other Foreign Countries Will be quoted by this Company on receipt of the information designated below:
1. Number of pieces. 2. Kind of goods. number of cubic feet, exactly or approximately. weight, exactly or approximately. 5. Whether by fast or slow steamer. 6. Destination of shipment. 7. Date goods are to be shipped. 8. Amount of Marine Insurance, if wanted. 9. Whether charges are to be prepaid or collect.
CUBIC MEASUREMENT. To ascertain the exact cubical measurement of an article, multiply the length by the width and the product thus obtained by the heigth, reducing such measurement to inches. EXAMPLE: A box 2 feet 4 inches long, 3 feet 6 inches wide and 1 foot 7 inches high (reduced to inches) is figured as follows: 2' 4" or 28" multiplied by 3' 8" 44" is 1,232 inches, multiplied again by 1' 7" or 19" gives 23,408 cubic inches, which when divided by the number of cubic inches in 1 cubic foot, or 1,728, gives 13,9441,738 cubic feet. Charge for 14 cubic feet.
In ascertaining cubical measurement of boxes, etc., of irregular shapes, or those having projecting parts, it is the rule of the Steamship Companies to exact measurements of the largest side. When measurements, as made by shippers or agents, do not agree with those made by Steamship Companies, the latter will prevail.
THROUGH NEGOTIABLE BILLS OF LADING for banking purposes are issued by us for HEAVY GOODS to all foreign places, with or without Marine Insurance.
RATES ON BONDS, PRECIOUS STONES, Etc., quoted on application.
DRAYAGE. We attend to all kinds of cartage work. Packages called for and delivered from railroad stations, steamship piers, warehouses, etc., in any quantity and on every class of merchandise at the customary rates charged by truckmen generally.
CUSTOM HOUSE ENTRIES promptly attended to on all import shipments.
DRAWBACK COLLECTED on export shipments manufactured in whole or in part from imported materials.
F. B. VANDEGRIFT & Co.
FOREIGN EXPRESS AND GENERAL FORWARDERS New York, 15-25 Whitehall St.