I am sending letters to individuals in Palermo Italy that may be related to me. I've read in other posts that it is recommended to include an international reply coupon when requesting civil records but is it recommended to include one when writing to an individual? Thanks.
I just wanted to mention someting that happened to me when I went to go buy International Reply Coupons last month here in Canada.
We have "sub" post offices here..smaller offices placed in businesses to offer you stamps, registered mail services etc. Well when I walked into one and asked for the coupons..no one knew what I was talking about.
Thankfully, having worked in a sub for 4 years I was able to direct the clerk to where they might have them (they need to order their supplies directly from the head Post Office.) Of course, as luck would have it, they didn't have any since they cost $3.50 each here and there isn't a big demand for them.
I had to go to a main Post office to get mine. The system may be different in the US but I just thought I would mention it anyone.
Same here (sub stations don't have)....when I went to get the last one even the main post office was out. Took them almost a month to get a supply...after sending, got a certificate, not an extract as requested , abt 4 months later.
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.
Same here in Scotland I was told the reason that our sub-post office didnt keep International Reply Coupons in stock was because they had only been asked for one in the past 3 years. I was also told at the main post office that the international coupons that they do have at present will only be valid until December this year. Then a new version is being brought out. At present they cost 65p each here.
JenR wrote: So next time I need a coupon and can't get one in Toronto I'll email you...might be easier to send you the money and have you send them to me from Saskatchewan.
Well, that would be a little bit round-about, but just say the word!
Hard to believe that they (or anything, really) would be easier to get your hands on out here...
I hear Out West is the place to be right now so don't be surprised if things get easier to get out there. Calagary is also becoming very popular again. Lots of people are leaving Toronto to head out there..jobs are supposedly easy to get and pay good money..Is it true?
Just realized that I posted quite a few things under my daughters name...
>Does anyone know the translation of "international reply coupon"?
In Italy we call them "Buono di risposta internazionale".
I never buy it but I've trouble every time I spend one of this in my Post Office.
The last time they told me "No one use "Buoni di Risposta Internazionale" in the last years... "
"Sorry madame but you told me the same story just a mounth ago!!"
She was quite disappointed!!!
Change the Post Office, but the story is the same.....