We got it licked… but only partially. Some of my stamps are self-adhesive.
In Germany, Deutsche Post postage rates increased on 1 July. Were the new stamps for sale on that day? After all, they had been telling everyone for months in advance about the new rates. Teutonic efficiency, and all that…
No. Nope. Nein. Нет.
Not to worry.
British. And less of your Johnny Foreigner nonsense!
I just took the Stückelung approach. July 1st was also the day when new commemorative stamps came out. Astronomy seems to be the current theme. My budget did not stretch to the 3.70€ Moon landing, however.
I decided to kill two birds with one stone.
- Stock up on stamps at the new rate, eg international postage starting at 1.10€ instead of 0.90€.
- Use the old stamps, and add some smaller-value stamps to plug the gap.
If I’m going to have to pay more for postage, I may as well stick more stamps on my letters and postcards, especially as my Uncle A in Yorkshire is a born-again stamp collector.
Have a philatelic day, won’t you!