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    Regular lettermail from Canada to the USA is 1.30 I can use one 1.30 stamp (they're really plain-it looks appropriate for sending an insurance notice), or add up enough bugs/other stamps to make 1.30 - so I try to use fun stamps.

    I usually use one Canada "Permanent" stamp (they're permantently valid for the regular lettermail rate in Canada, which is 92 cents right now) and then enough bugs to make up the difference to reach 1.30.

    Stamps costs the same whether they're the standard ones or more fun designs. It just takes some math to make sure everything adds up right. If I'm not sure, I have the post office double-check what I cobbled together as postage. I order most of my stamps directly from Canada Post, but I do also check postal outlets because sometimes they have fun stock left when it's sold out online.

    US stamps are a little trickier since some of them don't show the value. I bought some in person at a post office in Vermont and the woman was nice enough to write the value on the side of each sheet. ( I was on vacation in the US and wanted to send some fun mail)

    The US has awesome stamps! I traded with someone for 500 US 1cent bobcats (I think he had to buy 3,000 of them). If you want to trade for some of those, let me know. They are unused - you could put them on mail. You also have Peanuts stamps coming soon : )

    See the bobcat stamp: https://store.usps.com/store/product...tamps-S_789140


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    Well those envies look awesome. I think it’s wonderful that you put that thought, time and energy into it.
    And thanks for the explanation!
    now hosting: PINK HOUSES! http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show...anuary-20-2023
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    I love all those stamps! Thanks for putting in so much time to create lovely returns for us.

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    That is wonderful! I LOVE to mix and match postage stamps. Thank you for sending us lots of fun stamps to art with

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    Received my returns today ~ thanks to fundygirl, Origami Grace and Suzi for lovely cards!
    And much appreciation to our host, somnia, for a luscious swap - and a bonus of a wonderful array of postage stamps!

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    Wonderful cards from mrubyjean, HHC, and Blanco Lobo! Thanks for hosting, Somnia! What’s next?
    Must be Gelli 'cause jam don't shake like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betsyg View Post
    Whatís next?
    The berry cards were so fun, I want to host another one, but I'm taking a hosting break until 2023. The December mail rush will be here sooner than later, and I don't want cross-border swap cards caught up in it. I'll mainly be hanging out swapping in ATART athons There are a bunch of very tempting fall swaps, though....
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    My wonderful berries arrived late yesterday afternoon. Off to leave my feedback now! Love these stamps on the return envelope!

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    I received bountiful strawberries and blueberries in the mail yesterday!

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    Very pretty cards! Thanks to Somnia for hosting and to CastleQueen, BlancoLobo, and Haagmm for wonderful cards.

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    Yay, my returns arrived! Thank you to Betsyg, Origami Grace and Suzi for the berry lovely cards. Also big thanks to Somnia for hosting!

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    Lovely cards received from CastleQueen5, Suzi and mrubyjean. Thanks ladies and thanks to somnia for hosting this yummy swap.
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    My awesome returns have arrived! Thanks Somnia for hosting this fun swap! Thanks to Betsyg, HHC, and CastleQueen5 for the lovely cards I received as returns. Off to leave itrader and you rocks!
    I do this so, this world we know, will never change me. ~ Garth Brooks


    NOW HOSTING: CHECK OUT THE 2022 CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE !

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    I got my returns while I was gone to Michigan.

    I really like them: strawberry basket from FUNDYGirl. I might have to delay the you rocks till I spread the love around for her. I got a card from her in another swap.

    Mixed Berries from blanco lobo
    postage stamp black berries from HHC

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