Greetings! Welcome to my store. I have a lot of worldwide covers - postal history, first day covers, first flights, commemorative, postcards, postal stationery and others. I plan to add stamps soon as well. I aim to provide the best service possible. I ship all paid items the same or next business day. Shipping is at exact USPS postal rates and I do combine items for one shipment. Stamps are used on all shipments. All the items listed now are buy it now items, but on occasion I will have auctions as well. Thanks! Battlestamps
July 14th, 2018 Update - There's close to 4,000 items listed now!
Shipping prices are listed in a chart below by weight of item and your general location.
Buyer only has to pay the actual postage costs as charged by the post office.
I will combine items for one shipment to save on postage if possible - see list below. I usually can mail several items for the same rate depending on the combined weight. For International orders for 4oz. or heavier, it might be best to break the order into two or more parts and ship item by the cheaper letter rates.
Shipping materials are free and I use good quality envelopes, chipboard backing and other necessary protection for shipping. No additional handling charges.
I always use stamps for postage when mailing your order.
Insurance and/or registered mail can be added at buyer's request and cost. Cost depends on your location.
I ship the first business day after receiving payment. UPDATE - United States Postal Serivce changed rates January 2019and those below have been updated The weight for each item is listed in the description. Combined shipment for postcards and covers: I can mail...
WEIGHT (oz.) United States Canada Worldwide
1 $0.70 $1.36 $1.36 2 $0.85 $1.36 $2.34 - most common rate
3 $1.00 $1.82 $3.33
3.5 $1.15 $2.29 $4.32
*NOTE * Everything mailed at 3.5oz and less is letter rate, over 3.5oz is parcel rate.
4 $3.50 $10.00 $14.00
5-8 $3.75 $10.00 $14.00
9 $4.10 $16.00 $23.50
10 $4.45 $16.00 $23.50
11 $4.80 $16.00 $23.50
12 $5.15 $16.00 $23.50
13 $5.50 $16.00 $23.50
>13 $6.70 $16.00* $23.50*
* Canada & Worldwide rates are the same for shipments from 9oz to 32oz. Worldwide parcel rates vary from country to country - above is a median estimate and may be slighty lower or higher depending on your country.
Shipments at 3.5 ounces are less are shipped letter rate and those above 3.5 ounces are shipped packet/parcel rate. *PLEASE NOTE* International Buyers In some cases it might cost less to mail larger shipments in two parts at 3.5 ounces or less at the lower letter rates than one larger shipment at the parcel rates of 4oz. or more. I've always only charged for shipping the exact rates as charged by the postal service.
Basically, it's one ounce for each additional 6 normal covers/postcards I use the USPS website to calculate larger shipments by weight and your location. You can also use the USPS website to calculate larger orders or just ask me. Thanks!