La Poste invoice

La Poste invoice

Post by Ralphael » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 03:37:43



My first attempt to order stamps from La Poste was a success, no
problems at all. A great achievement for an OLD one that does not
speak or read French. Of course enough of the website is in English
for me to walk through the order.
The packaging was a bit odd to me. Nine different glassines, ( three
different sizes ) for 20 Mariannes.
One 10" x 6" glassine had four stamps, a second had only two stamps.
Three 4"x7" glassines had 3, 2 and 3 stamps.
Four 3"x4" glassines had 2, 1, 1 and 2 stamps.
All of these glassines seem to be vastly oversized for their contents
and were in a 12"x9" glassine.
The stamps in the glassines were in no particular order.
The stamps listed on the invoice were listed in no particular order
and face value of the stamps was not indicated other than the unit
price.
All was well packaged in a stiff cardboard mailer, shipped Registered
mail at no cost to me.
I am pleased and may try it again when more Mariannes are issued. No
doubt I saved money by buying direct from La Poste rather than my
local supplier.

Ralphael, the OLD one.

 
 
 

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Post by rodne » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:39:05


"Ralphael1"

Quote:
> The packaging was a bit odd to me. Nine different glassines, ( three
> different sizes ) for 20 Mariannes.
> One 10" x 6" glassine had four stamps, a second had only two stamps.
> Three 4"x7" glassines had 3, 2 and 3 stamps.
> Four 3"x4" glassines had 2, 1, 1 and 2 stamps.
> All of these glassines seem to be vastly oversized for their contents
> and were in a 12"x9" glassine.

Glassine:
Glassine is manufactured by a process called calendering; after pulping and
drying,
the sheets are pressed through rollers such that the paper fibers flatten
out facing in the
same direction. In order to maximize the smoothness and thinness of the
paper,
glassine must go through this process several times, and so is referred to
as
supercalendered.

Usage
Glassine has a number of practical uses. It is frequently employed as an
interleaving
paper in bookbinding, especially for illustrations; the paper can be
manufactured with
a neutral pH, and can prevent damage from spilling, exposure, or rubbing.
Glassine
tape has also been used in book repair. In chemistry, glassine is used as an
inexpensive weighing paper. It is also used in foodservice as a barrier
between strips
of products (e.g., meat, baked goods); glassine is resistant to grease and
facilitates
separation of individual foodstuffs.
Philatelists use glassine envelopes to store stamps, and stamp hinges are
sometimes
made of glassine.
Amateur insect collectors sometimes use glassine envelopes to store
specimens
temporarily in the field before they are mounted in a collection.
Entomologists
collecting for research purposes may likewise use glassine envelopes to
store whole
specimens in the field. However, if the research involves DNA or other
tissue analysis
the relevant parts of the body (e.g. abdomen or testes) will typically be
placed
immediately into a preservative such as ethanol. When this is done for
Lepidoptera
(moths and butterflies) the wings will often be separated and stored
indefinitely in
glassine envelopes in case the wing patterning or venation is required later
to confirm
the identity of a specimen.

Glassine envelopes have also been employed for carrying *** such as
*** and
***.
In the mid-20th century, potato chips were sometimes packaged in glassine
bags.
Glassine is sometimes used in the packaging of firecrackers

Australia Post Glassine
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

and our stamp bulletins come in 100% degradable plastic
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Pierre COURTIAD » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:19:02


rodney  :

Quote:
> Glassine:
>............
> Philatelists use glassine envelopes to store stamps, and stamp hinges
> are sometime made of glassine.
> ...............
> Glassine envelopes have also been employed for carrying *** such as
> *** and ***.

He he he ;-)

When I tell friends that collecting stamps is a kind of ***ion,
nobody trusts me !

Quote:
> ................
> Australia Post Glassine
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

I do like this one with the Roo :-)

Thanks Rod for sharing this Glassine subject with us.
(and congratulations to Ralph for his success with ordering stamps at La
Poste !)

--
All the best

Pierre Courtiade
courtiade   at     free     dot  fr

 
 
 

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Post by rodne » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 13:54:35


"Pierre COURTIADE"

Quote:
> Thanks Rod for sharing this Glassine subject with us.
> (and congratulations to Ralph for his success with ordering stamps at La
> Poste !)

Thanks go to Google Pierre :)
I think I saw a Glassine adaption in a recent episode of Master Chef,
they put this (special name) paper hat over some slow cooked lamb shanks
in the oven to retain the steam.