Questions tagged [mail]

Use this tag for general questions about mail, mailing practices, and historical practices regarding the sending and receiving of mail/items. If your question is about a postal service that is not the USPS, you may use this tag there as well.

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Is it illegal to post (mail) books and newspaper from United Kingdom to Switzerland?

I was reading about posting (mailing) items from United Kingdom to Switzerland with Royal Mail . lists prohibited items Here ...
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Is this letter from Madame de Sévigné authentic?

According to this webpage, Madame de Sévigné wrote the following letter to her daughter (Madame de Grignan). Surtout, ma chère enfant, ne venez point à Paris ! Plus personne ne sort de peur de ...
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Could someone who sent a letter in 19th century London expect a reply within 2 hours?

The official QI Twitter account (@qikipedia) today said the following: If you sent a letter in 19th century London you could expect a reply within 2 hours Is there any merit to this claim?
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Is the Australia Post CEO the highest paid postal executive on the planet?

There has been a lot of noise recently about how much the Australia post CEO (Ahmed Fahour) earns. One of the statements I came across was in this image that states he is the highest paid postal ...
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Were postal stamp depicting LTTE symbols and its chief, Prabhakaran, released by government of France?

There were news saying that France has issued or released a postal stamp of LTTE chief Prabhakaran. I am wondering if such stamps were issued by the French postal services. Here are the some sources ...
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