NY 872711

APRIL 01 1992

CLA-2-97:S:N:N1:233 872711

Mr. Norm Seegert
Norman G. Jensen, Inc.
P.O. Box 227
Ranier, Minnesota 56668

RE: The tariff classification of paper postcards, letters and post marked envelopes from Canada.

Dear Mr. Seegert:

In your letter dated March 3, 1992, on behalf of Dr. Moulton, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Dr. Moulton is a collector of old paper postcards, letters and post marked envelopes. He intends to import these to attend various collectors' shows in the United States. They are all made of paper, either in color or in black or white, are from various countries and may be up to 90 years in age. Photo- copies of three of the postcards have been submitted.

The applicable subheading for the paper postcards, letters and post marked envelopes will be 9704.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for postage or revenue stamps, stamp-postmarks, first day covers, postal stationery (stamped paper) and the like, used, or if unused not of current or new issue in the country to which they are destined. The rate of duty will be free.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport