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    That postal ink all over the postcards...

    If you mean the flouro orange/pink stuff theat Canada Post uses for its automated sorting / routing information..

    This may gross you out, but I lick it off, and then lick my tongue on a kleenex to capture most of the ink that has been removed.

    The tongue has the right roughness, and is just the right amount of wetness, that I have not been able to relplcate with a conventional moist sponge or rag.

    The marks come right off, and the emulsion barely swells at all. Usually there is no sign of that routing mark was ever there within 30 seconds of this unconventional cleaning treatment..

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    Thanks for the uh interesting cleaning tip Mike!

    Now I can clean all my postcards from the postcard exchange that I receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wilde View Post
    If you mean the flouro orange/pink stuff theat Canada Post uses for its automated sorting / routing information..

    This may gross you out, but I lick it off, and then lick my tongue on a kleenex to capture most of the ink that has been removed.

    The tongue has the right roughness, and is just the right amount of wetness, that I have not been able to relplcate with a conventional moist sponge or rag.

    The marks come right off, and the emulsion barely swells at all. Usually there is no sign of that routing mark was ever there within 30 seconds of this unconventional cleaning treatment..
    You need a cat! Great "rough tongues" although they're difficult to train and impossible to herd!

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    i am not i n canada, and i am sorry for the hefty price for mail, but
    any country that allows someone to cash a postal money order
    for the full amount without a fee attached at a us post office is okay by me!

    my heart almost stopped once when i got a canadian post money order
    and the local and international banks wanted to charge me something like 35USD
    to cash a postal money order for 30 USD. (yes, i would have OWED money)
    lucky for me i called the toll free number on the back and the FRIENDLY person
    said " go to any us post office you will get full amount and cash "

    from what i understand, canadian post will do the same thing for a us postal money order ...
    as long as it is an international MO and loony

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    I cash my money orders at the bank. I deposit them like cheques. My Canadian bank will accept international US money orders just fine. My Canadian US dollar account will let me deposit the domestic US money orders too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd callow View Post

    FWIW the postal delivery guys here in Van and earlier in Richmond were very personable folks.
    my emphasis

    Anywhere in Canada I've gone, that description would cover most of the folk I've met. Only exception was one customs guy on the bridge from Detroit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteymorange View Post
    my emphasis

    Anywhere in Canada I've gone, that description would cover most of the folk I've met. Only exception was one customs guy on the bridge from Detroit.
    Same here about Canadians. Our mail people have bee particulary good, especially when we moved and the first month or so we would get one big box after another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd callow View Post
    I... were very personable folks.
    Isn't that the Canadian way?

    I remember that on 9-11 when the airplanes were diverted to Canada, no one got on the radio or tv and said anything, the Canadians, each on their own, took blankets and pillows to the airports so that the stranded traveller would be comfortable. Some of the Canadians, even took in some to the flyers to their homes so that they could shower and get a good nights sleep. None of them ever asked for thanks or sought to be recognized.

    That is the Canadan way.

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    Well, I made my postcards yesterday and am heading to the local postal outlet here where my parents live. It's a very small outlet that's been in this 'hamlet' within Toronto. The lady who (now - since her husband died) owns the pharmacy where the outlet's been located since I was a kid is still working there. She must be 100, I swear. Do you guys remember the Carol Burnett show where Tim Conway plays the old man that shuffles at a tremendous pace only to move a few inches? Well, that's her. The movement part, that is. Sweet lady.

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