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 Post subject: Wanted: Trade US stamps for UK stamps
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:24 am 
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I'm looking for 20 78p UK stamps (I'm assuming 2 78p stamps are good for return postage from the UK to the US). In exchange, I can provide 36 .90 US stamps (2 should be good for return postage from the US to the UK). If anyone wants to make this exchange, please email me at mailto:snorr002@student.ucr.edu

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Trade US stamps for UK stamps
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:24 am 
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You can use US stamps on your return envelopes from the UK to the US.

It would be cheaper to use US stamps because the value of the American dollar is very weak.

I may not be telling you anything you don't already know, but I thought I would try to make a suggestion...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:13 pm 
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Meagan8477 wrote:
You can use US stamps on your return envelopes from the UK to the US.

It would be cheaper to use US stamps because the value of the American dollar is very weak.

I may not be telling you anything you don't already know, but I thought I would try to make a suggestion...


Erm no you can't :?

And even if you could it's not cheaper! You'd still have to put the dollar equivelent of pound sterling postage on it to get it out of the country.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Trade US stamps for UK stamps
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:08 am 
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Well, I have sent letters to the UK with 3 US stamps on them and had SASEs come back to me from the UK with 3 US stamps on them. I know other international collectors that prefer to use US stamps because it saves them money.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:26 am 
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Meagan8477 wrote:
Well, I have sent letters to the UK with 3 US stamps on them and had SASEs come back to me from the UK with 3 US stamps on them. I know other international collectors that prefer to use US stamps because it saves them money.


You might get your sase back with your stamps still attached but UK currency would have been paid on it to get it out of the UK.
It really is impossible to have a success with USA stamps because 1) the dollar is not a recognised form of currency over here and 2) even if it was, the exchange rate is different.
F/A it costs me £1.58 to send a letter to the USA so if I used USA stamps to save money and put $1.58 worth on my sase instead, it wouldn't make it out of the country coz it would be 79p short.
If you are having successes with USA stamps it is only because the celebrity is ignoring your stamps and footing the return postage bill themselves. You might aswell save your USA stamps and just send an SAE coz your stamps aren't worth anything over here. If they were, we'd all be using them instead of the queens head!
Trust me, I've been doing this for eleven years AND I live in the UK so I know how Royal Mail works!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:24 pm 
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hi there,

I had a question that maybe you (or margotchanning) can answer: how many UK 1st Class stamps would I need to place on a return SASE, coming from the UK to the US??? And exactly what are the values of one UK 1st Class stamp & one UK 2nd Class stamp?

I have a few UK 1st Class Stamps, and don't know how much to attach...Someone told me that it is about 2.40 GBP to send a large envelope from the UK to US. Is that about right? All I need to know is the value of one stamp...

any help would be greatly appreciated {love}

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:48 pm 
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army*gurl wrote:
hi there,

I had a question that maybe you (or margotchanning) can answer: how many UK 1st Class stamps would I need to place on a return SASE, coming from the UK to the US??? And exactly what are the values of one UK 1st Class stamp & one UK 2nd Class stamp?

I have a few UK 1st Class Stamps, and don't know how much to attach...Someone told me that it is about 2.40 GBP to send a large envelope from the UK to US. Is that about right? All I need to know is the value of one stamp...

any help would be greatly appreciated {love}


1st class 34p
2nd class 24p

It costs approx £1.17 to get a 9x12 envelope from the UK - the USA so 4 first class stamps would definitely cover it. {thumb2}

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Trade US stamps for UK stamps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:52 pm 
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Thank You margotchanning {love}

I really appreciate your help :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:23 pm 
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You can buy UK stamps from http://www.royalmail.com I think a book of 12 stamps that would give you postage for four sase's are something like $7

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