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Posted 08/23/2019   5:06 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Via Postcrossing... I like the center stamp

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Posted 08/31/2019   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today I received a 2012 edition of the SG Commonwealth Catalogue and a collection of 775 different Hungary.

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Posted 09/05/2019   5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yesterday I received a two pound lot of off paper U.S. commems. U.S. is one country that has generally been light in my collection. This lot should be a step toward alleviating that.

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Posted 09/05/2019   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dave, that does not make much sense ?

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Posted 09/05/2019   6:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Peter,

Thanks for mentioning that. I didn't read it over so missed that I had left out a word. It's been corrected.

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Dale
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Posted 09/06/2019   6:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add profgreeley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nell I also like the stamp you shared.

Got some lovely cinderellas in the mail today...
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Posted 09/10/2019   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eraserman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today I received a weird envelope if you can call it that.

It is a air mail envelope but the thing is it was one you had to fold yourself. It had a pre printed 11 cent stamp on it already. I have gotten a few air mail stamps but this was the first time I have gotten a envelope. It came from maine.

I had bought some $1 stamps and that is what the seller decided to use to get them to me.

On the bottom it has AEROGRAMME PAR AVION so I am thinking it might be french or mexican.
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Posted 09/11/2019   08:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What you have is an aerogramme or air letter sheet. They are not envelopes, per se, since enclosures are not permitted (when they were current). The sender would write a message on the sheet, fold it per the directions, and send it on its way.

In your case, the sender used it as an envelope. I'm not sure if U.S. postal regulations allow that. But, it went through the mail anyway.

Air letter sheets are found in the Scott U.S. Specialized catalog. The catalog number is prefixed with "UC".

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Posted 09/11/2019   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing. The post office box was empty today.
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Posted 09/11/2019   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If mailing from the US, aerogrammes are not permitted anymore. They are too light and thin to get handled by modern machinery and have a good chance of getting mangled.
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Posted 09/11/2019   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"If mailing from the US, aerogrammes are not permitted anymore. They are too light and thin to get handled by modern machinery and have a good chance of getting mangled."

Please cite a reference to this.
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Posted 09/11/2019   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From the USPS's International Mail Manual, Issue 8, dated June 28, 1990:



I suspect the aerogram regulations were quite similar at other times before and after this publication, but it is a starting point for reference.

Reading the last paragraph backwards ... it seems aerograms could have enclosures if uprated to the full letter rate and would pass on naturally through the system without any delay, penalty, or postage due.
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Posted 09/11/2019   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My question dealt with the comment that aerograms were no longer permitted in US mails. The standard text from the postal guide does not address this point.
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Posted 09/11/2019   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PostalHysteria, Yes, I understood your question also. My response was directed more at the previous comments. That said, I know of no prohibition, which would be in effect a demonetization of them. With today's automation, anything tagged will fly through the machines and end up in a delivery-sequenced tray ready for a carrier to deliver before any postal employee ever sets eyes on it. Common sense should come into play to send merchandise lots enclosed in paper thicker than an aerogram.
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Posted 09/12/2019   08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your clarification.
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