Issue #21
October 18, 2015
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"Do not hope wholly to reason away your troubles; do not feed them with attention and they will die imperceptibly away.  Fix your thougths upon your business, fill your intervals with company, and sunshine will again break in upon your mind" Samuel Johnson
USPS Update
New Christmas stamps to be issued October 23, 2015 in New York, NY 10199.

Geometric Snowflakes
USPS Item no: 680400
Four designs, booklet of 20 $0.49 forever stamps
More details follow

USPS Country Prohibitions: Mail Forwarded to Japan
This is a continuation of the USPS series on overseas mailings.

Tips for Successful QSLing
Just a few reminders from our previous discussions about qsling tips presented in back issues of our newsletter.
1. Plain white euro covers and returns are the most common envelopes used in mailings from overseas to the USA
2. Plain white business size envelopes and 6 3/4 plain white returns have worked great when mailing overseas with return postage for our customers using our direct qsl service.  The ones used are the self seal variety and can be purchased from our website.
3. Return postage is the only safe means of obtaining a qsl from overseas.  Forwarding currency is to be discouraged.  We have up to date return postage for over 100 countries.  These units are priced fairly and are available on our website.
4. ircs can be used in place of postage.  We have a supply of mint Japanese ircs available for the modest price of $1.75.  Qsl managers are charging in excess of $2.00 for the same.
New Rate
Italy is now 2.20 euros per 20 gram letter, down from 2.30 euros.
Modern Imperfs
The USPS issues what are called press sheets with and without die cuts for almost all new issues.  Quantities are very limited.  Usually 1500 press sheets without die-cuts (imperfs).  We are going to be offering these imperf sheets and fractions of them through this newsletter.  The list will be updated each month with pricing and availability.  

These are the imperf sheets that we currently have in stock and pricing is as follows.  Vertical and horizontal pairs double singles price:
Shipping and handling: $2.00 per order
check or money order to
James E Mackey
P.O. Box 270569
West Hartford, CT 06127-0569
Table 1: Mail Log from 5 October 2015 to 17 October 2015
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