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How many stamps for a postcard to USA

Weird Question, but I'm trying to send a postcard back home to my mom in Michigan, and put on 2 first class stamps. Is that gonna be enough??
For air mail, it's best to physically go to a post office and send it there. They will be able to weigh and measure it to make sure it has the correct postage.
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Original post by tonythetapir
Weird Question, but I'm trying to send a postcard back home to my mom in Michigan, and put on 2 first class stamps. Is that gonna be enough??


See https://www.royalmail.com/sending/international/international-standard

Postcards are covered by the "Letter" rate. The cost is £2.20. First-class stamps are currently £1.10, so using two of them is correct.

Edit: I've just remembered that postage costs are going up (again) on 2nd October. First class stamps will go up to £1.25, but the international rate isn't changing. So you can still use two first-class stamps (though you'll be overpaying!) or you could go to the Post Office and get a £2.20 stamp. Or you could use a 1st class (£1.25), a second class (75p) plus a 20p stamp.

I have friends abroad, and I try to use "special stamps" (I think collectors call these "commemoratives") -- see https://shop.royalmail.com/special-stamp-issues -- Royal Mail releases new ones regularly; see https://shop.royalmail.com/download-stocklist for this calendar. These stamps are available at Post Offices on a "when they're gone they're gone" basis, so check the release dates for anything you're interested in.
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