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Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started this discussion. Last reply by xx Jones Nov 15. 16 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped…Continue

 

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nonimouse posted a status
"Lucky me, I received a beautiful Russian stamp collage from Ilya, and a postal scale from Diana Hale!! Woohoo! ~ nonimouse"
Dec 5
xx Jones replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"When I started out I was facing similar situations. From anyone starting out I suggest 1. Get information from your post office or online, about the cost of mail, nationally and internationally, in terms of size, weight and price.  2. Get one…"
Nov 15
Bill Porter replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"For anyone here in the U.S. that could use one, I have a simple rate chart that I've been sending out to customers and friends for years. Updated each time there's a postal increase. It covers all the basic First Class rates domestically,…"
Oct 29
Linda Rogers replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"In Canada the largest "standard envelope" is half sheet size (about 9 inches by 6 inches) and the standard weight is 30 grams.  If you are overweight the postage goes up.  However the heaviest deco I have mailed internationally…"
Oct 26
Pam McVay replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"My mail person has a piece of cardboard he carries with a 1/4" wide slot cut into it that is the length of a business envelope.  He made it himself (probably with a craft knife and a ruler.)  If a letter does not fit through the…"
Oct 25
nonimouse left a comment for Diana Hale
"Wow! That's so generous of you, Diana!  I would love to have the scale.  Thanks so much for supporting me in my quest to remove all obstacles (or at least perceived obstacles) from my full participation in the mail art world. Are you…"
Oct 25
Heide Monster replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Ooo! Iv'e never seen one of these, what a great idea.  I want one too.  Of course I need one that will make USPS happy. As a side note, did anyone notice that US letter rates are probably going up the end of January?  I might…"
Oct 25
nonimouse replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Thanks, Pam...I have been getting similar suggestions from others, and I'm starting to catch on. It seems that the basic concepts of mail art are simple, but there are so many subtleties, and so much to learn that i think i'm going to be…"
Oct 24
Pam McVay replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"A regular postcard or card in envelope costs one international stamp in the U.S.  If you are sending decos or books, you will pay more.  Keep it small."
Oct 24
nonimouse replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Thanks, Diana and Gü, for your suggestions about the package-slot-thingie.  I had no idea that such a thing existed!  I will try to get one of those, along with a postal scale. I really appreciate your advice! Blessings, nonimouse"
Oct 23
replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Yikes! Us postage costs have really hiked up over the last few years... I have one of those slot things like this"
Oct 22
Bonniediva replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Hey! Sure would like to trade. Bonniediva, 1726 Lind Lane, Gurnee, IL 60031 USA"
Oct 22
Diana Hale replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"My post office has a card with a rectangle hole in it, if an envelope doesn't pass through, it is deemed a package instead of a letter.  I have also found that things that don't bend have to be hand cancelled are much more…"
Oct 22
nonimouse replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Thanks so much, Bonniediva. I especially love the idea of the postage budget, because I am prone to indulging in excesses and I get excited about projects & just spend whatever money I have in my pocket.  Then have the "Oops"…"
Oct 17
Bonniediva replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Try to use lightweight materials if you can. I also have a monthly postage budget and try to stay within it. Hope this helps! "
Oct 16
Heide Monster replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"ooh, I love getting mail!"
Oct 15

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Mail-Artist since:
1982
My Website (without http://):
http://no website
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
To justify hoarding little scraps of paper and things that have been run over by cars.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
4 Starforest Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711. USA

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At 9:47pm on November 8, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

I`m glad!!!

At 9:46pm on November 8, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Finding your soul mate is a joy.

At 5:40pm on November 7, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Hello,

 

I sent you a collage to the specified address.

At 12:30pm on September 27, 2018, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

Did you say IUOMA friends Nonimouse?  Oh Lord, that sounds much more celestial than this scribe!

At 4:10pm on September 26, 2018, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

Earthling, this may be the last but certainly, it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly uncharted corner of the faraway universe called “Republik van Patland”. I would love to be the other end if you wish to trade mail art with a celestial mail artist.  If that is the case at the time your envelope should read as follows:

The Celestial Scribe
Terrene Embassy
Republik van Patland
Caixa Postal 461
Curitiba-PR
80011-970
Brazil

I look forward to seeing a piece of yours in my terrene mailbox. I´ll do my homework after receiving your artwork. This is nothing less than a celestial promise.  I’m Patricio, Celestial Scribe & Republik van Patland Official Envelope Provider.

At 6:07pm on September 21, 2018, Heide Monster said…

glad you joined us!

 
 
 

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