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Posted 08/10/2020   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add apastuszak to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I ordered two Ukrainian stamps from Hipstamp. The seller was in Israel, which made me slightly regret the purchase, just because of geographic distance. I'm in the US.

The stamps were mail on May 6, 2020. They arrived last Saturday. 3 months for mail to make it from Israel to the Philadelphia suburbs.

At least they got here.

I'll post pictures when I have time.
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Posted 08/10/2020   11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also JUST received an order from Israel to US that was purchased on May 5th, so yes, it is really taking over 3 months!!!! Europe is 6-8 weeks from my experience recently. Why??? These seem to arrive in U.S. and get held somewhere for a month or more.....
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Posted 08/10/2020   11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if foreign mail needs to sit I'm quarantine before they're allowed to sort it.
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Free Ukrainian Stamp Album and modified Mystic Stamp Album Pages - http://www.stamphacks.com
Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society Member #1212: http://www.upns.org
Eire Philatelic Association Member #2869: http://www.eirephilatelicassoc.org/
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Posted 08/11/2020   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have had the same experience with orders from Israel; no idea why but seems to be the case more often than not.
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Posted 08/11/2020   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even before the pandemic?
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Free Ukrainian Stamp Album and modified Mystic Stamp Album Pages - http://www.stamphacks.com
Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society Member #1212: http://www.upns.org
Eire Philatelic Association Member #2869: http://www.eirephilatelicassoc.org/
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Posted 08/11/2020   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mnhcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've been running into the same problem with a set I ordered from Spain. The stamps left Spain on June 18th and they still haven't arrived at my U.S. address
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Posted 08/11/2020   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geez, I feel lucky - I bought a cheap set from France and it only took 30 days to get here! I attribute it to the COVID thing - not sure if it is quarantining, or other postal services are being bogged down by various protocols, or if it is the USPS. International mail, whatever the exact reason, is very slow right now.

ETA: I am still waiting for a cheap-o set from South Africa. It has been in the mail for about 3 months now. It was $3, so no great loss. I ASSUMED a couple months ago that it was lost. This thread now gives me hope that it is still on its way.
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Edited by mootermutt987 - 08/11/2020 5:38 pm
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Posted 08/12/2020   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 3193zd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bought 12 covers from Canada March 29th, they arrived August 3rd in Illinois! The package looked great!
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Posted 08/12/2020   12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At this point; I have concetrated my buying from western europe only.
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Edited by perf12 - 08/12/2020 12:40 pm
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Posted 08/12/2020   1:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My semi-annual shipment statement of St. Pierre et Miquelon from LaPoste, the french Post Office was billed on June 23, postmarked on the 24 and it was obviously sorted on June 27 as indicated by flourescent bar/date line on back of cover. Finally received it on August 3rd.

Today, August 12, 2020, I finally received the package of stamps themselves. Mailed on June 23 and received in Canada on August 10th as evidenced by EMS sticker. Between customs and what is happening everywhere I am glad to have finally received them. Mike

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Posted 08/12/2020   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add francophilex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's good to hear experiences of others. I too have encountered very long shipping times, usually from the US (I'm in Australia). It is, however, quite random and unpredictable. Orders from different suppliers from the same US state and posted on the same day have been delivered up to 2 months apart. I'm still waiting on a couple of shipments from late April.

I ordered two lots from the same supplier 12 days apart. Both were posted within a couple of days of winning. I received both lots on the same day. I guess they came over on the same flight.

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Posted 08/12/2020   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Francophilex, I see its your first post. Welcome to the forum and enjoy.

You mention air shipping. I understood that some mail was going overseas in sea cans on container ships, especially when there were few flights moving.
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