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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Postage Saving Tip

It is a little known fact, that only 4 cents are necessary to send a 20 gramm standard letter within the boundaries of the unified Germany, if the postal code has been written in square brackets. This has to do with a agreement from 1892, negotiated between the former German Empire and the Universal Postal Union. The German Empire endured the collapse in 1945 and still enjoys legal capacity despite the capitulation and a missing organisation, while the BRD is not ! a legal successor, but only a trust institution and as such not able to cancel the above mentioned contract - hence a pair of 2 cent stamps will do. However as someone, who doesn't mind to pay the correct price for a fast reliable service i will keep paying the regular price of 60 cent.

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