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Italian Postage

Postby michaud » 21 Aug 2014, 01:34

Hey Everyone
Silly question.....
I need to send a self addressed envelope to Italy with a return address to Canada.
I asked at the postal office how much in stamps I would need and they could not tell me...
Can someone please help as to how much canadian postage I will need coming from italy.
Thanks so much....
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Re: Italian Postage

Postby erudita74 » 21 Aug 2014, 01:45

michaud wrote:Hey Everyone
Silly question.....
I need to send a self addressed envelope to Italy with a return address to Canada.
I asked at the postal office how much in stamps I would need and they could not tell me...
Can someone please help as to how much canadian postage I will need coming from italy.
Thanks so much....



You can't use Canadian postage for an envelope being mailed from Italy to Canada. You would need to enclose the self-addressed envelope in your mailing to Italy, but not with any stamps on it.

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Re: Italian Postage

Postby michaud » 22 Aug 2014, 22:05

Oh.....I have been asked to send a self addressed stamped envelope as the city hall there will not mail something to me without it.
What should I do??
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Re: Italian Postage

Postby erudita74 » 22 Aug 2014, 22:15

michaud wrote:Oh.....I have been asked to send a self addressed stamped envelope as the city hall there will not mail something to me without it.
What should I do??


You'll have to ask your post office in Canada about the following-

http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manua ... eply-e.asp

International reply coupons were once sold in the U.S. to send with a request to Italy. When the Italian individual, or Italian office received it, it could be brought to a local post office in Italy and exchanged for Italian stamps to attach to an envelope mailed back to the U.S. I don't believe these are still available in the U.S. though.

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Re: Italian Postage

Postby PeterTimber » 23 Aug 2014, 16:21

Just enclose $5.00 for stamps.........just get it on its way.
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Re: Italian Postage

Postby michaud » 23 Aug 2014, 22:44

Thanks Peter....
Do you mean $5 in euros...cash?
Sorry....this is all new to me.
Thanks
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Re: Italian Postage

Postby PeterTimber » 24 Aug 2014, 03:41

Yes cash. Clerks normally service walk ins during the day and only process written requests at the end of day so the US$5.00 is a gesture along with the self addressed envelope. The Italian office in Italy will normally pay the postage on their end so consider the cash as a tip
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Re: Italian Postage

Postby liviomoreno » 25 Aug 2014, 08:13

We already discussed this topic in the past: sending a tip to an Italian government (local or central) clerk is not only offensive but also illegal.
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