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Oversized Postcard Swap

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Swap Coordinator:bb (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:45
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:June 18, 2011
Date items must be sent by:June 25, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Send your partner an oversized store-bought postcard. Postcards should be noticeably larger than standard postcards in your area. Postcards are senders' choice. Please send it naked and remember to rate your partner a five as long as you receive an unusually large postcard from them. Happy swapping! :)

Discussion

Nandin 06/ 5/2011 #

Does it matter if it's a PC that I have from another country, and not this area?

bb 06/ 5/2011 #

I don't think that should matter! :)

Faithygirl 06/ 9/2011 #

Does anyone know the postage rate for "oversized" within the US?

vhui 06/11/2011 #

I love this idea!!! XD

erinbit 06/11/2011 #

@Faithygirl I believe the postage rate for oversized cards is the same as sending a regular first class letter. So stick a forever stamp on it instead of a postcard stamp.

manders2280 06/16/2011 #

USPS says anything over 4.25x6" is over-sized. Over-sized postcards sent from the US to addresses in the US require first-class letter postage, that is, $0.44.

I no longer send naked over-sized postcards outside the US. I learned from postcrossing that they may or may not arrive. I suppose it depends on who's had a bad day. USPS.com explicitly limits the size of international postcards to 4.25x6", but then letters can be any size. I either trim over-sized postcards to regulation size or send them in an envelope.

ZenPanda 06/19/2011 #

@manders2290 Good to know. I did not realize oversized PC might not be sent! That explains 3 of the ones I sent through PC that never arrived!

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