Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Swiss Mailing

I subscribe to a magazine called Cumbria which is about the Lake District in England, or, as it is sometimes called, Lakeland. The magazine is small in format, but beautifully produced, on slick paper with many lovely photographs. It is published in Yorkshire, along with a sister publication called The Dales. It is sent in a protective plastic sleeve, so it always arrives in good condition. The surprising thing about all this is that is mailed from Switzerland. I’ve been puzzled by this since I would think that anything mailed from anywhere in Great Britain or Europe would pay the same rate of postage. The only thing I can think of is that, for whatever reason, it is cheaper to mail the overseas subscriptions to Switzerland in bulk to have them remailed individually. Anyone know if I’m corrrect?


Blogger Dave Lewis said...

Don't know, Frank. I do know I ordered a book from a dealer in England last Thursday, and it arrived on Monday! I was expecting three weeks.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Maybe the magazine is printed in Switzerland and it's cheaper to mail it from there.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Gary Farber said...

I have no idea, but I just wanted to say hi, Frank.


Hope you're well; great to see that Rogue Raven is still going strong.

(Something I noticed a while back, and then completely forgot about, after losing previous iterations of my bookmarks.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Gary, you found it. Excellent. I'd sort of forgotten too,

Frank, there are just 27 of us left in DAPA. Ouch.

- Rick

2:46 PM  

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