Here’s a bit of news, I know many have been waiting. My stamp exchange is now back!!! Before you head out to exchange page, please take few minutes to read what’s new / changed this year.
First, and most importantly there’s a new customs regulation that affects all my non-EU stamp exchanges. Shortly put, there’s now a ‘value cap’ of $20 (including postage) to all non-EU mail going in and out of Finland… That said, I don’t think it will be much of a problem, as a majority of stamp exchanges have always fallen below this value limit (with exception of some very large exchange batches). However, in order to avoid potential issues with custom officials, I’ve set out a very specific set of actions that every non-EU exchage partner must follow. Basically it means that You have to use CN22 sticker with exchange letters heading my way, and make sure that their value (including postage) does not exceed $20.
Secondly, there’s a new PDF-sheet to go along with exchange lots. This relates largely to above.
And finally, this exchange season is open from Feb 1st till May 15th 2013. The reason for such arbitrary end date is that I’m heading to minor surgical operation in early June, and I want to have clean desk when I leave to operation / return home.
That’s all… I’m looking forward into having some successful stamp exchanges with You all.