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[*] posted on 15-6-2020 at 10:02 PM


Can someone tell me if my postcards need to have AIRMAIL stickers (or the word noted somewhere)?
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[*] posted on 15-6-2020 at 10:32 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JessicaKeating  
Can someone tell me if my postcards need to have AIRMAIL stickers (or the word noted somewhere)?


If you use "International Standard" than it should have an "Airmail / par avion" sticker of "Airmail / par avion" indication (page 26 of the PDF below):

https://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/royal-mail-our-service...
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[*] posted on 16-6-2020 at 12:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JessicaKeating  
Can someone tell me if my postcards need to have AIRMAIL stickers (or the word noted somewhere)?


Dear Jessica,

My received post ( sent from the UK ) always has got Airmail stickers .
I also use these stickers when I'm sending postcards to Europe / World when I'm in the UK .
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[*] posted on 16-6-2020 at 01:09 PM


Also when I went to the post office today, I was charged £1.63 for a postcard to China and £1.42 for cards to Germany and Russia. I thought it was all one blanket price but I didn't realise until I'd left
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[*] posted on 16-6-2020 at 10:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JessicaKeating  
Also when I went to the post office today, I was charged £1.63 for a postcard to China and £1.42 for cards to Germany and Russia. I thought it was all one blanket price but I didn't realise until I'd left


Up to 10 gram it is £1.42 for all countries, up to 20 gram it is £1.63 for outside Europe, but £1.42 for Europe.

See page 10:
https://www.royalmail.com/sites/royalmail.com/files/2020-03/royal-ma...

Outside Europe you can also use International Economy, only £1.26 up to 20 gram. I've used it a couple of times, there was no difference with International Standard.

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puzzled.gif posted on 5-7-2020 at 03:45 PM
Uk Postage Prices


Hi everyone!

Having recently gotten back into PostCrossing, I've noticed that people seem to be able to send out lots more postcards than I would expect. I have been paying the £1.42 airmail postage through the royal mail website but this quickly adds up and before I know it I'm spending the best part of £10 on a few cards.

Has anyone else in the Uk found a cheaper or more efficient way of posting cards?

Thanks in advance!:love:
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[*] posted on 5-7-2020 at 03:49 PM


Sadly https://www.philatelink.co.uk/ is closed, but try e-bay, but beware FAKE stamps :)
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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 12:20 PM


For cards outside Europe you can use International Economy, that is slightly cheaper at £1.26.
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[*] posted on 13-7-2020 at 09:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by EDC83  
Sadly https://www.philatelink.co.uk/ is closed, but try e-bay, but beware FAKE stamps :)

Don't think it's closed...in business today, although with possibly smaller range of stamps.

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[*] posted on 31-7-2020 at 10:52 PM


Per Royal Mail, effective 1 September, postcards mailed at the International Standard (aka airmail) rate will increase by 3p, from 1.42 pounds to 1.45 pounds. There is no change to cards posted at the International Economy (aka surface) rate, which is only available to non-European addresses. That rate remains at 1.26 pounds.
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[*] posted on 1-8-2020 at 06:39 AM


So we'll need a 1st class (76p), a 2nd class (65p) and an additional 4p = 2x 2p... As practical as possible ! :lol:

Why didn't they do like in Switzerland : 1 CHF (domestic), 1.50 CHF (Europe) and 2 CHF (World) !? :umm:
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[*] posted on 1-8-2020 at 05:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by richardlater  
Per Royal Mail, effective 1 September, postcards mailed at the International Standard (aka airmail) rate will increase by 3p, from 1.42 pounds to 1.45 pounds. There is no change to cards posted at the International Economy (aka surface) rate, which is only available to non-European addresses. That rate remains at 1.26 pounds.


Two increases in a year?!? :flaming: They've kept that quiet... If they don't actually publicise this, I wonder how many people will be completely unaware as it's such an unusual move (I don't think it has happened for over ten years!). And I bet there's still going to be another bigger hike again next March at the latest.
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[*] posted on 3-8-2020 at 12:02 AM


Where's my mental arithmetic hat?
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