Postal Union Mail


Postal Union Mail
Postal Union Mail - Mail that is governed by the regulations of the Convention of the Universal Postal Union. It includes lettres et cartes (LC) and autres objets (AO). (Also see colis postauxand Express Mail International Service)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • Postal Union — Postal Post al, a. [Cf. F. postal.] Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities. [1913 Webster] {Postal card}, or {Post card}, a card used for transmission of messages through the mails, at a lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postal union — noun : an international agreement to observe uniform regulations governing international mail * * * an international agreement on postal rates and services. Cf. Universal Postal Union. [1870 75] * * * postal union noun An association of the chief …   Useful english dictionary

  • postal union — noun Date: 1875 an association of governments that sets up uniform regulations and practices for international mail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Universal Postal Union — Infobox UN name = Union postale universelle Universal Postal Union image size = 200px caption = The UPU flag type = UN agency acronyms = UPU head = flagicon|FRA Edouard Dayan status = Active established = October 9, 1874 headquarters =… …   Wikipedia

  • Universal Postal Union — an international organization, formed in Bern, Switzerland (1875), that administers and regulates international postal service. Abbr.: UPU Formerly, General Postal Union. * * * ▪ international postal agency (UPU)       specialized agency of the… …   Universalium

  • Universal Postal Union — A worldwide postal organization to which the United States and most other countries are members. The exchange of mail, except parcel post, between the United States and other nations is governed by the provisions of the Universal Postal Union… …   Military dictionary

  • Universal Postal Union — noun A worldwide postal organization to which most countries are members. The exchange of mail, except parcel post, between the United States and other nations is governed by the provisions of the Universal Postal Union convention<ref name=… …   Wiktionary

  • Mail steamer — Mail steamers were steamships which carried the mail across waterways, such as across an ocean or between islands, primarily during the 19th Century and early 20th Century, when the cost of sending a letter was declining to the point an ordinary… …   Wikipedia

  • Postal history — is the study of postal systems and how they operate and, or, the collecting of covers and associated material illustrating historical episodes of postal systems. The term is attributed to Robson Lowe, a professional philatelist, stamp dealer and… …   Wikipedia

  • Postal — Post al, a. [Cf. F. postal.] Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities. [1913 Webster] {Postal card}, or {Post card}, a card used for transmission of messages through the mails, at a lower rate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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