Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #41


Welcome back for another weekly TTM successes. Since IV been getting a bunch of questions about international TTM requests and id love to have the time to answer every one of you personally but its just not possible so this week I'm going to talk about sending TTM requests to different countries. Its pretty much the same process. The only real difference is the postage to send your request and for your SASE for the return. On your envelopes make sure you address them properly as usual and for international requests make sure you add the county of origin under your address and there country code under the person your writings address. For example we put USA under our address and if its going to London then I put UK under there address (or whatever country your sending it to) so you get the idea. Now on to the postage. To send a request from the US (also for getting returns from the US) it requires global forever stamps (good for one ounce a piece and currently costing $1.20) or if your post office doesn't carry them you can now use regular stamps to send your international letters but it still takes $1.20 per ounce. One global forever stamp is fine for the small white envelopes or the smaller brown ones we send our requests in (one covers our letter 2-3 pictures and SASE). Heavier or larger items will require more postage on both ends. Some post offices still sell IRC (International Reply Coupons) these cover your return postage but are getting harder to find here in the US. For returns its best if you have that country's proper postage. The easier it is for them to just toss it back in the mail the better chance you'll have at it actually coming back. You can purchase the proper postage on that country's postal service website or IV seen stamps on eBay and Amazon. When all else fails we have sent $. Usually $3-5 depending on the item to cover return postage. If you have access to that countries currency then send that but how often is that going to be possible. Sending $ is never a guarantee that anything will return. Sometimes it comes back signed with your $ back. Sometimes signed with no $. Sometimes nothing comes back at all lol remember no guarantee anything you send will ever return so only send something if your willing to have it lost or destroyed in the mail (lol trust me it happens more than you'd like). Sending $ is usually a last resort I prefer to use proper postage. If you can't purchase them there are always other collectors out there looking for others to trade stamps with. They have the same problem maby they need US stamps and you need UK postage. Win win lol. I'm always looking for collectors living in the UK to trade stamps (99% of my requests are either American or Londan addresses so I go through a lot of those stamps) with so feel free to comment and let me know. I hope this helps with your international TTM requests. Now on to this weeks successes. Monday brought two returns. First in about two months we received both pictures back signed from Scott Bakula. We sent a couple pictures from "Enterprise" to go with our Star Trek collection. Next Winter got an email success from Graham Norton. He sent her a signed photo in just about a month after she emailed her request. I also received my signed book from Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann I purchased from Barnes and Noble. Ill add the link below for those interested in purchasing one. We also received our book we purchased from Target in the mail today. A signed copy of Jon Cryer's book "So that happened" ill add the link for that also. Tuesday Winter received her picture back signed from Sarah Palin. In just 12 days she sent her picture back signed plus a nice signed letter. One more return on Friday. With a quick two weeks for Cheri Maugans. She was one of Jason's victims in Friday the 13th part 3 and signed both pictures we sent her. That's it for this week. Have a great weekend and ill be back next week with more TTM autographs and addresses.

Scott Bakula
 (current season stops filming April 30-2016)
NCIS: New Orleans
Robert E Nims Center Studios
800-824 Distributors Row
Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70123
Graham Norton (email request)
Bill Kreutzmann ($)
Jon Cryer ($)
Sarah Palin
The Office of Sarah Palin
P.o. Box 871235
Wasilla, AK 99687
Cheri Maugans
P.o. Box 271275
Louisville, CO 80027-5024

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