Letter fro US to UK

Old Nov 6th, 2014, 08:21 AM
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"The postage must be in first-class stamps from England,"

I think that's what threw a lot of people (me included), why did you think that it had to be in UK stamps if you were posting it from the U.S.?
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 08:38 AM
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OK . . . >>I have a letter, just one piece of paper, that I wish to put in an envelope and send to the UK.<<

<B><red>Go to the P.O., stand in line, give the letter to the clerk, s/he will put postage on it, pay him/her. Done. </red></B>

(there is no need to put an airmail sticker on it -- it will go airmail and the USPS clerk will take care of that)

We ONLY mentioned sase because you mentioned British stamps so a <u>possibility</u> was that you were sending a letter that required the recipient to reply and you needed to enclose an envelope.

Since that is apparently not the case . . . British stamps are TOTALLY irrelevant. It is US postage you need. end of story and hopefully end of your confusion.

>>Could I have one person simply say "Put this stamp on and you're fine" and solve this? Yikes. So far BigRuss seems to have answered my question, so I will go with that unless I hear otherwise.<<

Uh -- I thought my post right after you started the thread was pretty clear . . . >><B>If, on the other hand , you are just mailing a letter to the UK . . . you put US postage on it.</B><<

>>I was going to ask about sending a letter or postcard from the UK to the US but I do not quite want to start a war here…<<

If you are mailing a letter FROM the UK . . . then you'll need British stamps.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 08:42 AM
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The answer which the OP has apparently decided to IGNORE was given by Mamamia2 above and was given even earlier by others.

Why somebody goes to Google rather than the US Postal Service website for the answer to this is anyone's guess.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 09:12 AM
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>>>The postage must be in first-class stamps from England<<<

Andy why should would think that British stamps could be used when sending a letter from the US via USPS is even harder to guess! ;^)
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 09:13 AM
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In every coutry in the world you use the local postage to send a letter or package. It doesn;t matter if you are sending it to the next town or a country around the world. The local post office can accept postage only in the local currency and at the local rates.

If sending anything FROM THE US you use local stamps. The post office will tell you the correct amount based on the size/shape and weight of the envelope.

Just as one would use UK postage if sending from London or Italian postage if sending from Rome - since the local post office is the one that has to get the envelope on it's way (and couldn't do it with foreign postage).

Don;t understand how anything can be clearer than this.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 09:35 AM
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^^^"Google has failed me and cannot answer my question properly, so I came here."^^^

My guess is the correct answer could be found on Google, just as it can be found on almost all the above posts.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 10:56 AM
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"Why would I want to put a SASE inside a letter? That makes no sense."

You might want to save your respondent the cost of a reply. At work we sometimes get SAEs enclosed in an enquiry, although we don't actively solicit them and are happy to pay postage back. (Most enquiries these days are email.)

And yes, you need US stamps if you're posting it in the US.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 10:58 AM
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Oh my god, you people sure can obfuscate! By now, the poor OP has probably stuffed herself into an envelope and sent herself off to deliver her missive in person.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 11:03 AM
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The original post could have been communicated SO MUCH SIMPLER, a 1-line question, which would get a 1-line answer.
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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to be fair, NewbE, it was a rather odd question. Where on earth did the OP get the idea that to send a letter from the US to the UK [or indeed anywhere else] you to use stamps valid in the country of receipt, not the country of origin?

though if she'd done the obvious, which was to ask in her local post office, we would have been deprived of entertainment!
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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NewBe . . . since the OP still doesn't seem to understand . . . at least she didn't 3 hours ago . . . perhaps <i>you</i> should explain it for her. I'm sure you'll do a much better job
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Old Nov 6th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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LOL, no thanks, I think we've all suffered enough!
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Old Jan 19th, 2015, 06:27 AM
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that's a good idea to me! everybody else says it's not possible but I think it is. if it wasn't, this website would not exist! just because of the stamp, doesn't mean it won't mail! seriously! it's a good idea to me!! I like your idea. someday maybe i'll do it too! if this website didn't exist, you wouldn't have wrote what you wrote and i wouldn't have wrote this comment, and i also like what you wrote a lot because it surely must be possible.
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