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#1 Jun 24th, 2013, 17:37
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On a recent holiday in India, I bought some beautiful postcards at the office at the Ajanta caves. I sent three to England. two to USA and two to Thailand, none were received.

Next time I go to India I will buy postcards, but send them when I arrive back home, in envelopes 
#2 Jun 24th, 2013, 18:12
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How long since you mailed them? My wife did the same, ie mailed postcards from India. They did finally reach but it took about 6 weeks.
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I got home before my postcards did. Correspondents thought I was still in India when I had been back a month.

EDIT: I should say, I'm not complaining.
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From major cities to New York, 21 days, to Ireland (County Cork) 4 weeks, DF,Mexico, four weeks, San Juan, AR 5 weeks and Trinidad 5 weeks - This from my last trip in 02/13. Two things, attach AIRMAIL along with stamps and ensure the postcards are franked. I normally leave it the person whom I buy stamps in the Post Office. As a check, I post one to my own place, that becomes the baserate.

I think my longest was from Moderna, IT to Mumbai, IN one year; Moderna, IT to NYC eight months, and Moderna to Argentina 10 months. I presumedly had not put AIRMAIL postage, so it arrived SEAMAIL
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The longest it took for a postcard to reach me: Lagos (Nigeria) to Paris (France) -> two years.
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post The longest it took for a postcard to reach me: Lagos (Nigeria) to Paris (France) -> two years.
Wow! That must have been a sort of time-capsule moment!
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From various places in india to france, airmail, two-three weeks maximum. Stamp costs however, were different for different places within india. Most tourist places just asked for Rs 12-14, and other non-touristy places, the minimum stamp was Rs 25. And yes, just for picture post cards, by themselves.
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Originally Posted by TOP CAT View Post Next time I go to India I will buy postcards, but send them when I arrive back home, in envelopes 
There's an app for that.

http://appcrawlr.com/ios-apps/best-apps-send-postcards
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From Pune to Mumbai, 6 weeks. It was to make a reservation at the Y. I arrived and they made do for a frequent visitor. Next day the postcard arrived to laughter all around..
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Cool Four months

Hi Folks,

It is now four months since I posted them.
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When they finally arrive you must celebrate.
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I sent some in January 2002..............

GoanGoan......here & there..Goa
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Anyone of you posted anything in Vatican city ? even for ordinary post it takes very less time to reach destination country. In fact letters posted in Rome take much more time to reach the destination country than if you post it in Vatican city.
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BUMP

This morning I had a telephone call from a former work colleague who recieved their post card today - 18 months after the event.

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