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Postcards or Envelopes?

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Annette R yesterday. 25 Replies

What do you like the most? Postcards or envelopes?I myself like both. Only with the current rates, the sending of a postcard costs the same as an envelope. So when I send out a postcard, it costs the same as sending out an envelope with included 3…Continue

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advice on finishing envelopes please

Started by Annette R. Last reply by Lisa M Perez Feb 10, 2016. 19 Replies

I have only done a couple of envelopes and each time I used just watercolours, tomorrow I am going to do one with some collage on it,  my question is to those who use watercolours, or clue things onto your envelopes to you put anything over the top…Continue


Started by Maria José Silva - Mizé. Last reply by Maria José Silva - Mizé Apr 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Qualquer tipo de envelopes e sem tema?Obrigada, se me puder informar.SaudaçõesMizéContinue

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Comment by Debra Mulnick 2 hours ago

We pay extra (21 cents) to send something non-machinable for an extra ounce of weight, or for something too thick or stiff, or oversized that cannot go through the automated process.  Beginning Jan 27th, the cost will actually go DOWN to 15 cents- in the US.  I wish I didn’t enjoy sending thick, stiff, & oversized things out so often, but I can’t help it.  Unusual things are more fun in my book.

Comment by Sabrina S yesterday

I got such problems with the German post recently, too. They want machinable mail, otherwise it might not go through... 

Comment by MaoMao (@natquintosuhing) on Sunday

Hi Debra, I really dread the day that Australia Post becomes as draconian as this about mail! For the present, I am still lucky, and nobody cares where the address is placed so long as it is large and can be read by a human being, and the stamp can be wherever you please, so long as there is proof that you have paid postage duty...

I don't get to drop my outgoing mail in a box, though, I have to go in to see the girls at my local PO and oversee the franking and explain "which ones are the real stamps and which are artistamps"... :D

Such a pity this first piece gave you some trouble. Often, it's just one postal worker in a bad mood who decides to go "by the book". I'll let you know when the cheeky letter gets to me. It looks fantastic and I am so excited.

Comment by Alan Brignull on January 15, 2019 at 4:37pm

Debra, I'd guess that because your stamps are nearer the bottom left than the top right it got turned round by the 'facer' part of the machine and went through upside down, thus putting the wavy cancellation bars all over the destination address.  Try again…

Comment by Debra Mulnick on January 15, 2019 at 3:29pm

The post office stamped “NON-MACHINABLE” in red on both sides of the address label, but probably because of the printed paper, it was not read.  Probably I should have said something since I saw this happen.  Two days later, it was delivered back to me.  My return address label was interpreted as the intended address.  I guess I will reapply a new address label and try again.  I wonder if it would have helped if I made my own NON Machinable label?  Ideas or suggestions?

Comment by barbargirl on January 13, 2019 at 4:50pm

From Babette...great collage envelope with a cool selection of images and words.

Comment by barbargirl on January 13, 2019 at 4:47pm

From Debra the awesome details!

Comment by barbargirl on January 13, 2019 at 4:44pm

From Emily...another cool collage envelope.

Comment by Carolyn Cline on January 12, 2019 at 1:25am

Thank you, Yayoi!

And amazing envelope, Carl!

Comment by carl baker on January 12, 2019 at 12:40am

mandible    mail arts not dead its been living everywhere, post card from cascadia artpost, thanks again!


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