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Old Mar 12, 19, 12:37 pm
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Buy Israeli postage in the US

I'm sending some invitations to friends and family in Israel, and want to include postage on the reply envelops. Does anyone know a way to buy (or print at home) Israeli international stamps for this purpose? I hate to leave it to my friends to pay the postage back. I understand if this becomes too burdensome, they can just email the RSVP, but I'd like to show them the consideration.
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Old Mar 13, 19, 2:55 am
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You could buy normal stamps online and have them delivered anywhere in the world https://www.israelpost.co.il/mall.ns...orm&cat=5&L=EN
You'd have to put quite a lot of them on each envelope, it seems to cost NIS 8.30 for a normal international delivery to the US.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 1:19 am
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There used to be International Reply Coupons you could buy for this purpose but it seems USPS stopped doing this in 2013. If you had the time and interest to find one, a stamp dealer will probably have unused Israel stamps to sell at a discount I buy UK stamps from a US stamp dealer (through a middleman... but still a lot cheaper than full price).
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Old Mar 14, 19, 1:51 pm
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You could buy normal stamps online and have them delivered anywhere in the world https://www.israelpost.co.il/mall.ns...orm&cat=5&L=EN
You'd have to put quite a lot of them on each envelope, it seems to cost NIS 8.30 for a normal international delivery to the US.
Worth a try. Initially I couldn't figure a way to do this on their website - it doesn't go through with chrome - which is most attractive as it autotranslates. Also doesn't work in Opera nor firefox - it wouldn't load to paypal, and demanded an Israeli ID number (blank or US passport number wouldn't take). Finally, I gave up and want back to IE, which let it go through via paypal with the Israeli ID line blank. I did fond some stamps that look like they're 4.10 NIS, so I'll paste 3 of them on and suck up the overage as the cost of doing business.

I'll try to remember to post when they come, as a reference point for others, and i'm likely to have half a sheet of 4 sheklel stamps if future thread readers need!
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Old Mar 14, 19, 2:48 pm
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I'm guessing you bought the Cyber Defense stamps at NIS 4.10. Two of those and one of the NIS 0.10 stamps would make NIS 8.30. If that's the right postage, you'll save NIS 4 or US$1.11 per envelope if you do this instead of using three NIS 4.10 stamps.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by ludocdoc View Post
Worth a try. Initially I couldn't figure a way to do this on their website - it doesn't go through with chrome - which is most attractive as it autotranslates. Also doesn't work in Opera nor firefox - it wouldn't load to paypal, and demanded an Israeli ID number (blank or US passport number wouldn't take). Finally, I gave up and want back to IE, which let it go through via paypal with the Israeli ID line blank. I did fond some stamps that look like they're 4.10 NIS, so I'll paste 3 of them on and suck up the overage as the cost of doing business.

I'll try to remember to post when they come, as a reference point for others, and i'm likely to have half a sheet of 4 sheklel stamps if future thread readers need!
Glad to hear you managed to order them, the site is already in English (I was checking it out from NL and can't see anywhere that an ID is needed) but it sounds like you might have somehow ended up in the Hebrew website?
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Old Mar 15, 19, 10:54 am
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Glad to hear you managed to order them, the site is already in English (I was checking it out from NL and can't see anywhere that an ID is needed) but it sounds like you might have somehow ended up in the Hebrew website?
Like so many foreign sites, there is an ENglish option, but when it glitches, or has an error, etc, it bounces to Hebrew. I finally ordered through a mixed languasge page, cut and pasting things into google to translate.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 10:14 am
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Try ebay (stamps, israel). People sell mint stamps at less than face value.
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