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International reply coupons/money orders

Postby daenamousso » 30 Jul 2007, 15:31

Unfortunately, the US post office no longer sells an "international reply coupon" and has nothing similar to replace it. ALso, Italy does not accept international money orders (according the the lady at my post office, who looked at her ominous screen). I need to send a letter to the archives office, but I also want to send some $ to cover their expenses. Any ideas on how I can do this without actually sending cash?
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby peggymckee » 30 Jul 2007, 21:54

Hi!

An Email telling me that my Grandfather's Italian birth record would be arriving shortly (by post office air mail) stated "non le chiediamo nessun rimborso per l'estratto" or "there is no charge for the record".

So, my suggestion is not to send money unless asked. Good luck. Peggy M
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby nuccia » 30 Jul 2007, 23:31

daenamousso,

I also wouldn't send any money. Send your request and of course, offer to pay for any expenses but most times they will not charge anything. Sending money can be risky..you are never sure it will get there so thats not always a good idea either.
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby daenamousso » 31 Jul 2007, 17:52

Thanks for the tip. I will send it out and see what happens!
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby corrado » 09 Aug 2007, 02:56

i was sending euro banque notes but funny they disapear oh well .....

i heard these people are good. http://www.ruesch.com/
but i think nuccia is right, let them ask first!
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby daenamousso » 09 Aug 2007, 15:10

I found them on the Family History Website, but haven't tried them. I sent the letters, and will wait. I am waiting to see, since I have a lot of the information they will need, if I receive a response. Where were you getting euro Banque notes?
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby peggymckee » 09 Aug 2007, 20:38

Regarding putting money (Euro notes or other) in a letter:

My uncle (now deceased) was a post-master. He told me that those in the post-office can often tell by the feel of a letter whether it contains money in the form of bills. If true, it increases the chance that someone will deliver the letter to his/her own pocket.

So personally, I would not send money in the form of bills--and I sent no money, was charged nothing, and received 2 birth certificates and 1 marriage certificate, all within a month (from 2 different comunes).

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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby daenamousso » 10 Aug 2007, 03:22

Peggy,
seems your uncle was a very wise man!
I have sent off my letters, so I wait and see....\
Thanks for all your help!
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby nuccia » 10 Aug 2007, 18:35

daenamousso wrote:Peggy,
seems your uncle was a very wise man!
I have sent off my letters, so I wait and see....\
Thanks for all your help!
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Let us know how it turns out. :D
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby Poipuo4 » 10 Aug 2007, 19:25

I have dealt with three different towns and so far none have asked for any reimbursement for birth acts or for postage. Also, two provincial archives I have dealt with asked for no money either (those being Reggio Calabria and Benevento).
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Re: International reply coupons/money orders

Postby daenamousso » 10 Aug 2007, 19:40

Thanks for the tip. One of the provinces I am dealing with is also Benevento, is that is good to know.
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