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March 13, 2019


Chloe McNaught

I like your progressive view on the mail price rise. Makes me see it in a different light. I think I was only really irked by it as postcard prices are increasing and I have to remember to use £1.35 instead of £1.25 stamps. I also have a sheet of £1.25 stamps to use up before the price rise, best get writing!


In Germany prices will rise as well in April. Domestic mail is said to rise by 20 cents, which is quite a lot. Before rises were in the 2-5 cent region. I haven't heard anything about international mail yet but I guess those will rise as well.

Jack B.

Inflation affects commodities across the board. That little stamp represents fuel for postal vehicles, power to heat and cool facilities and wages for postal workers. It’s a bargain. (Especially the new US Airmail tribute stamps...which I bought just because they’re cool)


It's funny when we look back at the years of rate increases. I remember so many people getting upset or up-in-arms and nowadays I hardly see that. I get the impression some of it comes from feeling put-upon by an authority figure, similar to when a library book is overdue, one feels threatened or intimidated that they did something "wrong". (I chilled-out with library fines when I looked at it more as a donation since I'm being allowed the use of freebies already.)

Now I wonder if a lot of the concern about rate increases comes from simply reacting how others react.

By the way, I wanted to thank you for the simple postage rates in the margin of this web-log. Whenever I need a basic chart I come here and find what I need. It's very convenient! ^_^


Saw on some shops that offer with higher prices. Does it mean to add some upcharge?

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