How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Stampboards has 1000s of regular readers who WILL take the time to help out even with the most basic question. If you are new to stamps - or taking up the hobby after a long break, there is a lot to learn. PLEASE do not be shy in asking the simplest of questions .. members here will be delighted to help you with the answers!

Moderator: Volunteer Moderator Team

User avatar
nickmang
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
Posts: 1040
Joined: 03 Apr 2012 23:21
Location: Laval, Canada

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by nickmang »

For Canada
30 g. > 92 cents or permanent stamp
If you buy for one posting it is $1.07

For USA
30g. > $1.30

For International
30g. > $2.71

All above plus taxes at about 15%

These prices are 2021 for now
Nickmang (Nick)
Collect used Commemoratives and Definitives stamps.

User avatar
faro
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 760
Joined: 06 Feb 2016 13:10
Location: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by faro »

nickmang wrote:
13 May 2021 06:27
All above plus taxes at about 15%
If you turn up at a post office, it's "complicated"...

canadapost.JPG
_
Quebec is expensive.

User avatar
Princestamps
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 6712
Joined: 22 Jun 2012 16:12
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Princestamps »

New Zealand rates also to increase again on July 1st.

Local mail will rise to $1.50. I don't have details for the overseas rates yet as NZ Post's new website makes it hard to understand anything.

Mail volumes in NZ keep shrinking from 1.1 billion letters in 2001 to 350 million last year down from 411 million in 2019.

The cost of posting a letter has tripled since 2009.

User avatar
Elkra
RUBY Gemstone Stampboard BARONET!
RUBY Gemstone Stampboard BARONET!
Posts: 17631
Joined: 26 Mar 2016 09:43
Location: Waterford, Ireland

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Elkra »

Irish Postal Rates effective from May 27th 2021.

First increase in 4 years. Increases in National Rate (up to €1.10 from €1.00), Worldwide Rate (up to €2.00 from €1.70) plus a new Zone 5 to cover Australia/New Zealand are the items I would take from this.

I have the rates in PDF format if anyone needs them but I will post them here also.

An Post Prices Zone 1 (1200 x 854).jpg
An Post Prices Zone 2 (1200 x 739).jpg
An Post Prices Zone 3 (1200 x 812).jpg
An Post Prices Zone 4 (1200 x 768).jpg
An Post Prices Zone 5 (1200 x 747).jpg


An Post - Post Mail Sizes A (900 x 343).jpg
An Post - Post Mail Sizes B (900 x 276).jpg
An Post - Post Mail Sizes C (900 x 307).jpg
An Post - Post Mail Sizes D (900 x 372).jpg
John
Interests: Ireland - Luxembourg - Christmas/Rugby/Racehorses on Stamps.

User avatar
lesbootman
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
Posts: 17126
Joined: 23 May 2012 23:32
Location: Bury, England

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by lesbootman »

UK postage rates last increased on 1st January 2021

A basic inland letter costs 66 pence for 2nd class or 85 pence for 1st class.

A basic letter weighing up to 10 grams costs £1.70 to send anywhere outside the UK.
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

User avatar
Agrome
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 358
Joined: 25 Jun 2010 23:45
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Agrome »

ITALY

Economy mail (0-20 gr)

Inland € 1.10
Europe € 1.15
America Asia Africa € 2.40
Oceania € 3.10
I Collect - Prephilatelic Postal History Stato Pontificio, (Covers from Roma) - Indian States - Postal history Ethiopian War 1935-36 - Postcards topic "playing cards". See my EBAY’s Shop AGROME

User avatar
erich
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Posts: 1843
Joined: 25 Jan 2007 05:25
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Contact:

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by erich »

Agrome wrote:
14 May 2021 02:26
ITALY

Economy mail (0-20 gr)

Inland € 1.10
Europe € 1.15
America Asia Africa € 2.40
Oceania € 3.10
Agrome, I'm curious if you have any tips about getting items sent to Italy to actually show up. It's one of the few places I have consistently had trouble with as a seller. Two items sent regular airmail simply disappeared in transit. An item sent by insured Express Mail arrived intact, but Italian Customs held it and charged the buyer some outrageous fee (25% of the sales price, as I recall) to release it.

User avatar
Agrome
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 358
Joined: 25 Jun 2010 23:45
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Agrome »

erich wrote:
14 May 2021 11:54
Agrome wrote:
14 May 2021 02:26
ITALY
Economy mail (0-20 gr)
Inland € 1.10
Europe € 1.15
America Asia Africa € 2.40
Oceania € 3.10
Agrome, I'm curious if you have any tips about getting items sent to Italy to actually show up. It's one of the few places I have consistently had trouble with as a seller. Two items sent regular airmail simply disappeared in transit. An item sent by insured Express Mail arrived intact, but Italian Customs held it and charged the buyer some outrageous fee (25% of the sales price, as I recall) to release it.
Hello,
As a seller I ship a lot of material all over the world, especially with economy mail, not registered trackeable to keep the shipping cost low.
As a buyer, I also buy something on ebay.
Honestly, I must say that almost all the material I send arrives regularly at its destination.
I believe my loss rate is 1-2%.
Even the material I buy (stamps postcards and covers) I almost always receive it, even if sent by economy mail, both from Italy and abroad.
I Collect - Prephilatelic Postal History Stato Pontificio, (Covers from Roma) - Indian States - Postal history Ethiopian War 1935-36 - Postcards topic "playing cards". See my EBAY’s Shop AGROME

User avatar
lesbootman
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
Posts: 17126
Joined: 23 May 2012 23:32
Location: Bury, England

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by lesbootman »

The Italian Post Office has long had a reputation for "losing" items of incoming mail. This goes back many years.

I seem to recall that there used to be a post office requirement that any mail enclosing stamps from the UK to Italy had to be sent registered.
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

User avatar
Agrome
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 358
Joined: 25 Jun 2010 23:45
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Agrome »

lesbootman wrote:
14 May 2021 21:24
The Italian Post Office has long had a reputation for "losing" items of incoming mail. This goes back many years.
Hi lesbootman,

On this matter all data are obviously from personal experience.
Last year 2020 I sent circa 40 economy shippings from Italy to Germany and 2 were lost. Fault of Italian PO or German PO ? I don’t know.

Best regards
Andrea
I Collect - Prephilatelic Postal History Stato Pontificio, (Covers from Roma) - Indian States - Postal history Ethiopian War 1935-36 - Postcards topic "playing cards". See my EBAY’s Shop AGROME

User avatar
lesbootman
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
Posts: 17126
Joined: 23 May 2012 23:32
Location: Bury, England

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by lesbootman »

Agrome wrote:
14 May 2021 22:20
lesbootman wrote:
14 May 2021 21:24
The Italian Post Office has long had a reputation for "losing" items of incoming mail. This goes back many years.
Hi lesbootman,

On this matter all data are obviously from personal experience.
Last year 2020 I sent circa 40 economy shippings from Italy to Germany and 2 were lost. Fault of Italian PO or German PO ? I don’t know.

Best regards
Andrea
I should have added that I haven't had many dealings myself with Italy, either buying or selling.

I have mailed postcards from Italy when I've been there on holiday and those haven't all arrived!
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

User avatar
Agrome
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 358
Joined: 25 Jun 2010 23:45
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Agrome »

lesbootman wrote:
14 May 2021 22:30
I have mailed postcards from Italy when I've been there on holiday and those haven't all arrived!
postmen who collect postcards, probably
:lol:
I Collect - Prephilatelic Postal History Stato Pontificio, (Covers from Roma) - Indian States - Postal history Ethiopian War 1935-36 - Postcards topic "playing cards". See my EBAY’s Shop AGROME

User avatar
lesbootman
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
Posts: 17126
Joined: 23 May 2012 23:32
Location: Bury, England

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by lesbootman »

Agrome wrote:
14 May 2021 22:41
lesbootman wrote:
14 May 2021 22:30
I have mailed postcards from Italy when I've been there on holiday and those haven't all arrived!
postmen who collect postcards, probably
:lol:
:D
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

User avatar
Catweazle
2500 Stampboards Post - Senior Guru
2500 Stampboards Post - Senior Guru
Posts: 3854
Joined: 15 Nov 2009 21:18
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Contact:

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Catweazle »

Yes, officially it's AUD$1.10 in Australia these days for a standard small letter.

But if you're savvy, and can source cheap postage stamps or postally paid covers, you only have to pay about 60¢ per letter. My grandfather appreciates a mass of smaller values across his envelopes when I send him mail. :ugeek:
lesbootman wrote:
14 May 2021 21:24
The Italian Post Office has long had a reputation for "losing" items of incoming mail. This goes back many years.

I seem to recall that there used to be a post office requirement that any mail enclosing stamps from the UK to Italy had to be sent registered.
I think it's the same with the Vatican isn't it – because their mail ends up in Italian hands when leaving the country?

My Vatican postcards never reached home. That was in 2011 and my relatives are still waiting! :lol:

User avatar
Agrome
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 358
Joined: 25 Jun 2010 23:45
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Agrome »

Catweazle wrote:
My Vatican postcards never reached home. That was in 2011 and my relatives are still waiting! :lol:
About Galileo Galilei Vatican admitted error after 360 years of condemning.

You have time.
I Collect - Prephilatelic Postal History Stato Pontificio, (Covers from Roma) - Indian States - Postal history Ethiopian War 1935-36 - Postcards topic "playing cards". See my EBAY’s Shop AGROME

User avatar
RevRed+
2500 Stampboards Post - Senior Guru
2500 Stampboards Post - Senior Guru
Posts: 4213
Joined: 04 Aug 2020 03:02
Location: Waterford, Ireland

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by RevRed+ »



IRELAND:

€1.10 for a letter (100g) to anywhere on the island of Ireland.

€2.00 for a letter (100g) to everywhere else.

There is a new Zone 5 for mail to Australia & New Zealand, but a letter is still €2.
Red.

User avatar
Britcollector
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
RED Shooting Star Posting LEGEND!
Posts: 1733
Joined: 26 Mar 2011 01:28
Location: SE USA

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Britcollector »

I'm never sure
dr150928.jpg
dr150928a.jpg

User avatar
lesbootman
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 7 MILLION!
Posts: 17126
Joined: 23 May 2012 23:32
Location: Bury, England

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by lesbootman »

Catweazle wrote:
07 Jun 2021 01:16
Yes, officially it's AUD$1.10 in Australia these days for a standard small letter.

But if you're savvy, and can source cheap postage stamps or postally paid covers, you only have to pay about 60¢ per letter. My grandfather appreciates a mass of smaller values across his envelopes when I send him mail. :ugeek:
lesbootman wrote:
14 May 2021 21:24
The Italian Post Office has long had a reputation for "losing" items of incoming mail. This goes back many years.

I seem to recall that there used to be a post office requirement that any mail enclosing stamps from the UK to Italy had to be sent registered.
I think it's the same with the Vatican isn't it – because their mail ends up in Italian hands when leaving the country?

My Vatican postcards never reached home. That was in 2011 and my relatives are still waiting! :lol:
I remember my boss went to the Vatican and he sent me a postcard from there - It was a good number of years ago now, even earlier than your visit!

He got back from his holiday long before the postcard turned up, that eventually arrived about three months later.
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

User avatar
NikE
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Posts: 243
Joined: 05 Jun 2018 18:57
Location: Mumbai, India

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by NikE »

I think no one has posted our rates so here we go-

India Post Rates -

Within India-
For Letters- every 20 Grams mailed within India it is Rs. 5

Surface Mail to foreign Countries -

For every 20 Grams- Rs. 20 to all countries

Air Mail to foreign Countries-

For every 20 Grams -

SAARC Countries - Rs. 22

Gulf Countries - Rs. 22

Other Countries in Asia (except SAARC and Gulf) - Rs. 23

Countries in Europe - Rs. 24

Countries in Africa - Rs. 24

Countries in North America and Australia - Rs. 26

Countries in South America - Rs. 28

All above rates are for untracked letters. Registration charges for foriegn letters are Rs. 70 over and above the mailing rates given above.

Our rates are probably one of the lowest in the world :D
Great Britain Pre 1940's for flyspecking,
Austrlia, GDR, Canada, British Colonies

User avatar
Crowsnestidaho
AQUA Shooting Star Board ADDICT!
AQUA Shooting Star Board ADDICT!
Posts: 735
Joined: 24 Jun 2014 21:29
Location: Teton, Idaho, USA

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by Crowsnestidaho »


User avatar
AMark
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 13783
Joined: 01 Jul 2010 05:39
Location: Canada

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by AMark »

Crowsnestidaho,

No worries!

Image

USA Postal Rates as of August 2021.
It does pay if you are humble and kind.
Cover Exchange Celebrating 10th Anniversary!
October 2021 Cover Exchange Participant List ..... OR .... October 2021 Postcard Exchange Participant List

User avatar
henrik_rrb
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 4538
Joined: 19 Aug 2012 01:24
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Re: How much are you paying to mail a standard/regular letter?

Post by henrik_rrb »

Rates from Sweden:

Sending a letter/postcard within Sweden (up to 50 gram): 12 SEK (about 1,20 euro). 100 gram letter: 24 SEK (2,40 euro).

Sending a letter/postcard to anywhere in the world (50 gram): 24 SEK (2,40 euro). 51-100 gram: 36 SEK (3,60 euro).

Registered letters international (1-50 gram): 135 SEK (13,50 euro). 51-100 gram: 140 SEK (14 euro).

The postage rates has continuously gone up in Sweden, once or even twice per year. In the year of 2000 an international letter cost 6 SEK (0,60 euro) to send... 21 years later it's four times as high.

I believe, and hope, that now it won't be raised anymore, as the Swedish Post since a few months has started with every second day delivery only. Meaning this week we'll get post delivered on Tuesday and Thursday. And next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On the other side, the Swedish Post seem to have no shame, so I wouldn't be surprised if they raise the rates again in a few months...

Post Reply

Return to “NO question is too basic or silly - you ask - we WILL help you with it!”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest