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
"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…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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!
"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…"
"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"…"
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.
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