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Rick B. (bup) - ,
Subject: Is a book of postcards legal?
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 4:58 PM ET
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This 'book' is a book of postcards.

Postable?

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 5:50 PM ET
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I am not sure of postability, but I would be interested. Does it have a publisher? a copyright date?  Is it a book of pictures showing postcards from the past? or is it a scrapbook of actual postcards?---that could be worth a few dollars----

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 5:52 PM ET
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I would also be interested - and have ordered several through PBS.  I would think a big requirement would be that it have no missing cards.

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 5:56 PM ET
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So long as it has a real ISBN #, is an actual bound book, and can be sent media mail (no advertisments inside) then it should be postable with no problems.

Oh and have all 21 postcards. :)



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Date Posted: 12/13/2010 11:04 PM ET
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If its a bound book and not just a pocket folder containing post cards I would think it would be postable.

The one problem you could run into is that is less than 50 pages and that would be considered a booklet. The site requires the page count and a description that explains its brevity on booklets and this listing currently doesn't have that. I have it on my reminder list and will check it when I have more time to see if it still needs a data edit. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 11:18 PM ET
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I would be interested in that since it's about Oklahoma! yes

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 12:22 AM ET
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Lord I hope so, I have quite a few Taschen art ones on my wishlist and reminder lists. I like to take them apart and frame the postcards, I'm saving up for a tiny art museum!

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 3:10 AM ET
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Can they travel Media Mail?  IIRC things like address books, photo albums, and scrap books do not qualify for MM. 

Date Posted: 12/14/2010 9:33 AM ET
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If it's not postable for credit, you could post it in the Random Acts of Kindness section of the forum. I know there are several people there 'wishing' for postcards who would probably love a booklet full of 'em.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:36 AM ET
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>>The one problem you could run into is that is less than 50 pages and that would be considered a booklet.

I thought that was only if it didn't have an ISBN. It does.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 12/14/2010 6:19 PM ET
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Rick, non-Children's booklets or leaflets (under 50 pages) without an ISBN cannot be posted here.  Booklets and leaflets (under 50 pages) WITH an ISBN can be posted here, but the number of pages MUST be included when posted.



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Date Posted: 12/14/2010 10:41 PM ET
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Asked at the USPS counter today, this doesn't qualify for Media Mail.  OTOH, very few postal employees are more than passing familiar with MM guidelines anyway.