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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Advice on International Shipping
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 09:31:21 PM »
Thieves use all there senses to guess what's inside the enveloppe. Make sure:
  • Coins don't rattle when thief shakes package.
  • If contents must be stated on enveloppe, they should look cheap or incomprehensible (I like "washers".)
  • Sender does not put "coin shop" or similar on enveloppe.
  • Thief cannot feel coins in enveloppe.
  • Thief cannot see coins in enveloppe when holding it in front of a strong light or the sun.
Also, remember that India has no monopoly on thieves. My favourite anti-thief trap is writing the weight (communicated to receiver) of the package across all the weak points of the enveloppe and using tape that cannot be removed without leaving traces. However, with so few coins to send, you may try masquerading your package as a letter. Do make sure the package is not stolen just for the stamps: have them cancelled in front of you at the post office if you can.

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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2015, 06:15:14 AM »
... Do make sure the package is not stolen just for the stamps: have them cancelled in front of you at the post office if you can.

Peter
That is a good tip ... didn't realize that quite a few envelopes may vanish because of the philately hobby :)
I guess these days one can affix the pre-paid receipt from post office instead of stamps.
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2015, 06:22:36 AM »
Generally, when you send registered post, the letter has to be presented at the post office and postage is franked. If you want to affix commem stamps, you have to make specific request. The stamps are cancelled before issuing you the receipt.

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Re: Advice on International Shipping
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2015, 10:18:50 AM »
Well thanks a lot. From Italy the sender has already sent the package so now its my turn.
Great thanks for all the tips.

Also what's a CD mail? Do I get a shipping code and if they ask to declare is it OK to declare it as token?
And can you help me with some pictures if available on how to pack them?

cheers
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2015, 02:07:04 PM »
See attached images of CD mailer. You can get it in any stationary shop.

Do NOT declare the contents as tokens or coins. If the letter is flat enough (it will be as you are using cardboard), you can declare it as 'photos' or 'photo album' (if it's very heavy, that's what I used to do). Some collectors write it as 'Hobby Material' but I am not comfortable with that...

When you tell them that you want to send it registered, you will receive a tracking code which can be tracked on India Post website (and also on recipient's country's post website in most of the cases once it reaches destination country).

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Re: Advice on International Shipping
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2015, 02:43:16 PM »
Thanks a lot to all of you guys!
Now I can do the shipping

yippee!

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Re: Advice on International Shipping
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2015, 08:59:23 AM »
Well a problem arised I have to send 17 coins now not 4-5 so I have packed everything but do I have to put a declaration form?

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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2015, 11:19:25 AM »
It is always better to put a declaration form CN-22 for whatever you are sending to a foreign country.  It is just a very simple declaration, which can be printed on a simple paper and pasted to the envelope surface. It saves you from a lot of troubles.

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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2015, 07:02:32 AM »
You have to put the declaration form irrespective of what's inside the letter or weight of the letter.

Aditya
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2015, 03:36:44 PM »
Thanks a lot guys I successfully posted it today.

Once again thank you for your help

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2015, 05:26:30 PM »
Great  :) Once the package reaches the destination post a summary so that it may help others
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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2015, 05:09:59 AM »
Good luck with further movement of the letter.

You should be able to track your letter (at-least until it reaches destination country) on India Post Website. (This website works most of the times, but I can't give any guarantee for obvious reasons ;D) Once it has reached the destination country, it should be traceable on tracking website maintained by their postal authority.

Depending on which country you have sent the letter to, the custom's clearance can take any time between one to fifteen days (or in some cases, even more).

Aditya
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