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The Postage Stamp 1840 To 2020 R.i.p.

 
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Posted 10/17/2020   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How many pieces of non philatelic first class mail do you get in an average week franked with a current postage stamp Except for mail from some family members and friends my count for a typical week is less than one
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Posted 10/17/2020   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Inkmanno1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mostly from auction firms and the occasional hand addressed letter that is made to look real so you'll open it to see the 5% off coupon for HVAC preventative maintenance lol.
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Posted 10/17/2020   5:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluejay2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At my residence, in the past week I believe 100% of my incoming U.S. Mail was bulk mail without stamps. At my office, most was bulk mail, though some was metered and some was franked with postage stamps.

As most personal correspondence in 2020 is done via email and texting, I rarely receive postage stamps on U.S. Mail at my residence. However, a moderately reasonable amount of incoming mail at businesses, particularly from customers, is franked with postage stamps.
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Posted 10/18/2020   12:49 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say 10 pieces.
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Posted 10/18/2020   01:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also about 10 and almost all are solicitations.
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Posted 10/18/2020   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hardly any. Never though about it. Interesting actually.
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Posted 10/18/2020   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably five solicitations a week bear a stamp. These two below were in Friday's mail. Apart from the odd birthday card or two that still come, and every oher year a wedding invitation, that is it for non philatelic mail.
Except for the holidays. My wife is very big on sending cards so we get in enough in return to raise our weekly average for the year by 3 stamps.

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Posted 10/18/2020   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We have a heavy Postcrosser at my house, so 50-60.
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Posted 10/19/2020   07:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I still see quite a lot of stamped mail here in UK, but its always the common definitives, as most POs no longer sell commems over the counter.

Similarly, if I buy genuine charity kiloware direct from a charity, its mostly common definitives.
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Posted 10/19/2020   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
None. I do get a few postcards with the current rate stamps per month.
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Posted 10/19/2020   12:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 10/19/2020   1:25 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not many - a few assorted presorted or non-profit covers with stamps. Occasional the kids' schools or a local business will use a stamp to send a notice or a bill. Relatives will send stamped greetings cards around birthdays and the holidays, but that's it.

As for the amount of stamps I used for postage - many hundreds to thousands - all stamp orders, bills, greeting cards, and anything else that needs mailing.
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Posted 10/19/2020   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very few, and commemoratives none. The downward trend continues.
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