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[*] posted on 15-9-2020 at 11:25 AM
World Postcard Day cancellation mark


A few postcrossers asked us how they can get the World Postcard Day cancellation mark we've posted about on the blog.




Getting the cancellation mark from inside Portugal is easy: you can either go to the Restauradores Post Office, or mail them your pre-stamped, pre-addressed postcards to be cancelled on the day.

Getting the cancellation mark from outside of Portugal is a little tricky, because the postcards need to have Portuguese stamps on them, in order for the cancellation to be used. We've talked to the post office, and suggested the use of IRCs (International Reply Coupons).

If you don't have Portuguese stamps but can find some IRCs in your country, you can send your pre-addressed postcards inside an envelope to this address:

Filatelia
R. João Saraiva, 9 - Piso 1
1700-248 Lisboa
PORTUGAL

Don't put any stamps on the postcards, but include one IRC for each postcard you'd like to be mailed. The philately service will swap the IRCs for right stamps, add the cancellation mark to your postcards, and mail them for you.

I think that's it, but if you have questions let me know below! :)



Note that the cancellation mark will only be available until October 31st, so your postcards need to arrive in Portugal before that.

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[*] posted on 18-9-2020 at 09:33 PM


IRC's in German are IAS's (=internationaler Antwortschein). They can be ordered via Deutsche Post -> https://shop.deutschepost.de/portogutscheininternationaler-antwortsc...
I've ordered some to give it a try :bouncing:
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[*] posted on 27-9-2020 at 10:03 AM


Thank you, will give it a try too!
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[*] posted on 12-10-2020 at 01:52 PM


Could somebody please share their experiences?
For me it didn't work very well, because today I received an invoice of 6,88 Euro.
I sent over 8 postcards and included 8 IRCs from Deutsche Post (2 Euro each) and now they charge me again 0,86 € per card.
Do they charge you extra for each postcard for the stamp exchange and cancellation? Is 0,86 Euro the general price for an IRC in Portugal?
I would like to find out how the amount comes about. And I wonder if my cards have been sent yet or are they waiting for the cash receipt? They didn't even include IBAN/BIC for the money transfer (or paypal or whatever).

None of my cards have arrived yet ... :(

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2020 at 09:10 PM


Hi Miss-Cynical,

I'm sorry to hear that — that definitely does not sound right... :( Could you send us a message via Postcrossing.com's contact form, so that we can understand the issue and get in touch with the Portuguese Post to figure this out?



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[*] posted on 12-10-2020 at 09:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ana  
Hi Miss-Cynical,

I'm sorry to hear that — that definitely does not sound right... :( Could you send us a message via Postcrossing.com's contact form, so that we can understand the issue and get in touch with the Portuguese Post to figure this out?


Thank you, Ana! Done :)
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[*] posted on 13-10-2020 at 05:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Miss-Cynical  
Could somebody please share their experiences?


I had sent 2 postcards and 2 IRCs - on 22.09.2020.
Was eagerly waiting to receive the postcards. Therefore I was very excited today (13.10.2020), when I received an envelope from CTT Lisbon.

However, it DID NOT contain my postcards!:(
Instead, it had an invoice of 0.86€ x 2 = 1.72€ and the 2019 Portuguese Philatelic Catalogue.

As per Ana's response to your post, I have already sent a message via the Postcrossing.com's contact page.
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[*] posted on 13-10-2020 at 09:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by vipaksh  
Quote: Originally posted by Miss-Cynical  
Could somebody please share their experiences?


I had sent 2 postcards and 2 IRCs - on 22.09.2020.
Was eagerly waiting to receive the postcards. Therefore I was very excited today (13.10.2020), when I received an envelope from CTT Lisbon.

However, it DID NOT contain my postcards!:(
Instead, it had an invoice of 0.86€ x 2 = 1.72€ and the 2019 Portuguese Philatelic Catalogue.

As per Ana's response to your post, I have already sent a message via the Postcrossing.com's contact page.



Thanks to Ana: this "invoice" is only for informational purposes, more like a delivery note than an invoice. So you don't have to pay anything. The cards have already been sent (if you sent them complete with addresses) and our cards should reach their recipients soon!

Thanks again, Ana, for your help! :love:
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[*] posted on 22-10-2020 at 08:46 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Miss-Cynical  
Quote: Originally posted by vipaksh  
Quote: Originally posted by Miss-Cynical  
Could somebody please share their experiences?


I had sent 2 postcards and 2 IRCs - on 22.09.2020.
Was eagerly waiting to receive the postcards. Therefore I was very excited today (13.10.2020), when I received an envelope from CTT Lisbon.

However, it DID NOT contain my postcards!:(
Instead, it had an invoice of 0.86€ x 2 = 1.72€ and the 2019 Portuguese Philatelic Catalogue.

As per Ana's response to your post, I have already sent a message via the Postcrossing.com's contact page.



Thanks to Ana: this "invoice" is only for informational purposes, more like a delivery note than an invoice. So you don't have to pay anything. The cards have already been sent (if you sent them complete with addresses) and our cards should reach their recipients soon!

Thanks again, Ana, for your help! :love:


Oh, good to know: I've sent an envelope with IRC's and postcard to Portugal, too, but haven't received anything back yet. At least, I'm prepared now for what's to come ;)
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[*] posted on 22-10-2020 at 09:02 PM


I can add that the first cards from Portugal reached their destinations! Perfect! :love:
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[*] posted on 23-10-2020 at 08:02 AM


Hurray!
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[*] posted on 23-10-2020 at 10:14 AM


I apologize for doubting the Portuguese Postal Services ;)
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[*] posted on 25-10-2020 at 09:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Miss-Cynical  
I can add that the first cards from Portugal reached their destinations! Perfect! :love:


That's awesome! I'm still waiting, I sent three. I'm really curious to see, how it turned out!
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[*] posted on 10-11-2020 at 08:21 PM


yay, it worked, I received mine today: Nice stamp and very clear cancellation. Great addition to my collection!!! :singing::singing:
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