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[*] posted on 4-8-2007 at 05:21 PM
Useful postal information and stats


Address writing
international address verification

List of countries that costs more to send in an envelope
Postcard VS envelope

List of countries that deliver mail 6 days a week
6 Day (Saturday) delivery
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[*] posted on 23-7-2013 at 01:41 AM
How to write an address




The "Universal Union Postcard" help to fill correctly the address of each Country:
http://www.upu.int/en/activities/addressing/postal-addressing-syste...

Here, you can write the address and verify if is correct:
http://www.addressdoctor.com/lookup/default.aspx?lang=en
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[*] posted on 23-7-2013 at 01:50 AM
Postage rate...postcard VS envelope


Does it cost more to send in an envelope or is it the same?

exceptions: oversized or irregular-shaped or heavy (with 3 or more postcards inside) envelopes could cost more

international postcard=envelope (with a weight limit)
* Austria
* Belgium
* Brazil
* Canada
* Czech
* Estonia
* Finland
* France - updated December 2013
* Germany
* HongKong
* Italy
* The Netherlands
* Norway
* Portugal
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Ukraine
* USA

costs more to send in an envelope to the same destination
* Belarus
* Bonaire
* China
* India
* Indonesia
* Japan
* Malaysia
* New Zealand
* The Phillipines
* Singapore
* Taiwan
* Thailand
* Vietnam
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[*] posted on 23-7-2013 at 02:02 AM
6 day mail services (Saturday delivery)?


Do you have mail delivered 6 days a week?

(This includes regular mail delivery services in urban areas and does not include newspaper delivery, special expedited mail, rural services, nor post office open hours)

YES - 6 days a week
* Argentine
* Denmark
* France
* Germany
* HongKong
* India
* Indonesia
* Israel (Sunday - Friday. No delivery on Saturdays)
* Japan
* Mexico
* Russia
* Switzerland
* Turkey
* UK
* USA

YES - 7 days a week
* China

NO - 5 Day services
* Australia
* Austria - updated May 2014
* Belgium
* Brazil (occasional Saturday deliveries)
* Canada
* Czech
* Estonia
* Finland
* Malaysia
* The Netherlands (Tuesday-Saturday. No delivery on Mondays except medical mail and funeral cards) - updated Jan 2015
* Norway - updated Feb 2016
* The Phillipines
* Poland
* Portugal
* Slovenia
* Sweden

NO - 1 Day (weekly) services
* Bonaire
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[*] posted on 10-9-2013 at 07:47 PM
Airmail Stickers


Airmail stickers are usually blue and it says "by air" "par avion" "Luftpost" or a picture of an airplane, something to indicate is is sent by air.

Do post offices in your country still provide Airmail stickers?(at counter or online)

YES (for free)
* Belgium
* China (at certain post offices in some cities) - updated September 2013
* Croatia
* Cyprus
* Germany
* HongKong
* Israel (It says either "air mail" or "priority")
* Malaysia
* New Zealand
* Norway
* Portugal (must ask at post office) - updated April 2014
* Singapore
* Switzerland (not adhesive. needs glue)
* Taiwan
* Thailand
* UK

Alternative (Priority sticker which doesn't say "by air")
* Austria
* Finland
* Netherland
* Sweden

Endangered! (disappearing, ceased production)
* Canada
* Estonia
* USA

NO (Extinct or do not exist)
* Belarus
* Bonaire
* Brazil (Priority sticker can be obtained from a philatelic agency)
* China
* France
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[*] posted on 27-2-2016 at 01:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Chieusa  
YES - 6 days a week
* Norway


Today is the last Saturday we'll have mail delivery here in Norway. So from March 1, there will be mail delivery 5 days a week in Norway.
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[*] posted on 1-3-2016 at 01:50 AM


Thanks, Norway_girl.
I will update the list.
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[*] posted on 1-8-2017 at 03:58 PM


Due to the Postal Reform, national or international letters and cards are not anymore delivered on Tuesdays in Finland. From the 18th July onward, only parcels, express letters and laboratory items are delivered on Tuesdays.

https://www.posti.com/en/media/media-news/2017/postis-delivery-day-r...
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[*] posted on 2-8-2017 at 10:31 AM


I've been told that it's only mail delivery once a week in Denmark now!
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[*] posted on 25-9-2017 at 09:53 PM


Country postcrossing ranking versus international postcard fee (on 25.09.2017)

1. Germany - 0,90 EUR (1,07 USD)
2. Russia - 35 RUB (0,61 USD)
3. USA - 1,15 USD (1,15 USD)
4. Netherlands - 1,33 EUR (1,58 USD)
5. Finland - 1,40 EUR (1,67 USD)
6. Taiwan - 12 NTS (0,40 USD)
7. Belarus - 1,26 BYN (0,65 USD)
8. China - 6 RMB (airmail to Europe, USA, Australia) (0,91 USD)
9. Ukraine - 18,38 UAH (0,70 USD)
10.Poland - 6 PLN (1,67 USD)
11.Czech Republic - 32 CZK (1,46 USD)
12.Japan - 70 JPY (0,62 USD)
13.United Kingdom - 1,17 GBP (1,58 USD)
14.France - 1,10 EUR (1,31 USD)
15.Canada - 2,50 CAD (2,03 USD)
16.Australia - 2,95 AUD (2,35 USD)
17.Lithuania - 0,84 EUR (1 USD)
18.Belgium - 1,13 EUR (1,35 USD)
19.Portugal - 0,80 EUR (0,95 USD)
20.Hon Kong - 3,8 HKD (0,49 USD)
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[*] posted on 27-9-2017 at 12:54 AM


Not surprised to see Australia is the most expensive country on that list. However, the price you have listed is for Europe and USA, to NZ and Asia is cheaper (AUD 1.95 and 2.10). Still pretty expensive on average.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2018 at 01:49 PM


If you are sending postcards to Hamburg/Germany with the beginning ZIP-Code 203**, 204** and 207** please be patient. Because the Deutsche Post is not in the position to carry out mail proper to your address at the moment.

We have to live with this situation until the end of April.
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[*] posted on 23-6-2018 at 01:43 PM


Does anyone know the rates for a postcard send from greenland?
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[*] posted on 24-6-2018 at 06:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by jeanyoo1  
Does anyone know the rates for a postcard send from greenland?


https://telepost.gl/da/privat/hjaelp/post/vilkaar-og-forretningsbeti...

The first PDF-file seems to have prices for letters and cards. A priority card is 15,00 DKK to Europe, 16,00 DKK to other countries. An economy card is 11,50 DKK to Europe.
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[*] posted on 2-8-2018 at 04:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Regndroppar  
Quote: Originally posted by jeanyoo1  
Does anyone know the rates for a postcard send from greenland?


https://telepost.gl/da/privat/hjaelp/post/vilkaar-og-forretningsbeti...

The first PDF-file seems to have prices for letters and cards. A priority card is 15,00 DKK to Europe, 16,00 DKK to other countries. An economy card is 11,50 DKK to Europe.


It went up. I emailed them in April and prices were 16 DKK to Europe and 17 DKK to outside Europe.
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[*] posted on 16-4-2019 at 08:23 PM


Is now in 2019 the stamp rate in Finland for cards to europe still 1,40 Euro as stated above ( 2017) ? And what rate from FIN to world beyond Europe?
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[*] posted on 17-4-2019 at 01:12 PM


Hello!
Stamp rate for postcards from Finland to the rest of Europe is 1,60 euros and also to the rest of the world 1,60 euros at the moment.
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[*] posted on 29-4-2019 at 10:42 AM


Or 1,50 € when sending in economy (international mail from Finland).
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[*] posted on 24-5-2019 at 10:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by kover  
Country postcrossing ranking versus international postcard fee (on 25.09.2017)

1. Germany - 0,90 EUR (1,07 USD)
2. Russia - 35 RUB (0,61 USD)
3. USA - 1,15 USD (1,15 USD)
4. Netherlands - 1,33 EUR (1,58 USD)
5. Finland - 1,40 EUR (1,67 USD)
6. Taiwan - 12 NTS (0,40 USD)
7. Belarus - 1,26 BYN (0,65 USD)
8. China - 6 RMB (airmail to Europe, USA, Australia) (0,91 USD)
9. Ukraine - 18,38 UAH (0,70 USD)
10.Poland - 6 PLN (1,67 USD)
11.Czech Republic - 32 CZK (1,46 USD)
12.Japan - 70 JPY (0,62 USD)
13.United Kingdom - 1,17 GBP (1,58 USD)
14.France - 1,10 EUR (1,31 USD)
15.Canada - 2,50 CAD (2,03 USD)
16.Australia - 2,95 AUD (2,35 USD)
17.Lithuania - 0,84 EUR (1 USD)
18.Belgium - 1,13 EUR (1,35 USD)
19.Portugal - 0,80 EUR (0,95 USD)
20.Hon Kong - 3,8 HKD (0,49 USD)


It’s pretty good list, just need to update... can someone can do it?
Uk now cost 1,35
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[*] posted on 2-6-2019 at 10:56 PM


You can also add the UK to the list of countries that don't charge more for sending cards in envelopes. As long as it's below 10g (20g for Europe) then the standard £1.35 rate applies.
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