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New International Reply Coupon Introduced:

from The ARRL Letter on February 7, 2013
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New International Reply Coupon Introduced:

The Universal Postal Union has introduced the newest model of the International Reply Coupon (IRC): The Doha model -- so named for the 25th Universal Postal Congress that took place in Doha, Qatar in October 2012 -- will replace the current model, known as the Nairobi model. Although the US Postal Service no longer sells IRCs, they are still available in other countries and post offices in the US are mandated to redeem them. The Doha model IRC will be available for purchase on July 1, 2013. It is valid for exchange until the end of 2017. The Nairobi model remains valid until December 31, 2013. Read more here


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New International Reply Coupon Introduced:  
by K7HV on February 18, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
I note that the US is indeed NO LONGER selling IRC's at the USPS www site. I just did some serious online searching for a way to purchase these, and the only option I see is to buy them on eBay - which I am hesitant to do, since they are inflated in price and may have non-us origin stamps, which sometimes can be a problem.
Several of my needed DX entity contacts have specified NOT to send "green stamps" due to mail theft. Does anyone know where one can purchase an IRC?
-john, k7hv
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