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Best Books on shipping mail/news/orders/etc?

What is the best book on the history of sending mail, news, orders and other information by ship?
posted by michaelh on Jul 18, 2014 - 1 answer

Stop the catalogs!

I've just moved into a new apartment, and the previous residents were apparently single-handedly keeping the direct marketing world in business. Every day my mailbox is filled with catalogs. How can I most efficiently stop this onslaught? I live in Wisconsin (USA).
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 11, 2013 - 15 answers

Will forwarding our mail twice in three months raise any red flags?

Will forwarding our mail twice in three months raise any red flags with anyone? How about three times in seven months? I also need some general help on mail management and state residency since we plan to be mobile next year (we live in an RV). [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 3, 2013 - 6 answers

It shouldn't be this hard when Toronto is barely 100 miles from Buffalo, OK?

I want to change the world. Or at least make it easier/faster/cheaper to send my niece and nephew, currently living less than 500 miles from where I live, a flipping Christmas package. Who should I bother to help get this done? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Dec 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Why are delivery times for post to Vancouver so unreliable?

Why is post from Europe to Vancouver, BC so extremely unreliable in terms of delivery time? [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Sep 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Addressing: the question

Looking at the Universal Postal Union pages on the matter, addresses on envelopes are usually right-justified and appear below the stamp. Why is this the case. Also, are the UK and Ireland the only exceptions?
posted by Talkie Toaster on Aug 1, 2012 - 7 answers

In which a Media Mail package gets some sort of barcode upgrade; but what kind?

Postal Service Filter: What's up with extra barcode stickers next to postage on two Media Mail packages I sent today? [more inside]
posted by midatlanticwanderer on Sep 20, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I be in two places at once when my mail isn't anywhere at all?

USPS mail forwarding: Can I have permanent and temporary change of address requests at the same time? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on May 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Lost In Translation (and in the Postal System)

Are there any Czech speakers out there who can help me track down the recipients of this Christmas present? [more inside]
posted by polyester.lumberjack on Dec 27, 2007 - 7 answers

How Do The Postal Services of These Countries Compare?

The Postal Service of a few different countries is a factor in where I decide to move. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Sep 2, 2007 - 9 answers

What's the most you can cost someone who sent you a prepaid business reply mail envelope?

What's the most you can cost someone who sent you a prepaid business reply mail envelope? I just got one of these, fishing for a tax-deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) group, one I would pay money to see stomped to death. I want to hear from people who've done this and suffered no repercussions, as well as any former or current USPS employees who might know where that fine line is. I'm also open to anything that keeps me on the mailing list, but still costs them more in postage than it's worth.
posted by trondant on Feb 22, 2005 - 15 answers

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