That's a REAL BUMMER, Heiko ~
I hope someone comes through for you. This is why the POLY bags are most important, especially with large quantitys of coins.
I have had the same problem with missing coins and they cut right on the seam so you don't see it. These are beautiful where are they from? wish I had some to trade
I received a poly mailer with a tear in it. Luckily the tear wasn't yet big enough for the coin to come out. I suspect a bit more handling and it would have. I think that tape and lots of it is the best protection....
The farther it has to go, the more tape I use.
Many Thanks for your words, yes it is very important that the envelope is good taped. The Coins was in a bubble mailer, which is normaly good for shipping coins, but the bubble mailer i received is torn open. The Tengwars are very happy and i ordered 7 coins of these. Maybe the totally weight are to much, and they falling down while shipping and turn arround. It seems it is better to order not so much or ask for shipping in a little cardboard box. If i trade much coins to US or Canada or far away from germany i try to make it safier if possible and use more of tape. I'm also contacted the maker of the tengwar coins, but no answer thrue now...very pity.
Thanks for your dedication, may be some trades will be work. I hope, it...some mails i received soon.
I was told that all mailers are getting open at german customs! Maybe that's what happened and you should make a complaint to customs?
No, not all mailers are getting through the customs in germany. The most comes directly in the mailbox at home. If the customs open a bubble mailer this is not looked like lacerated, they cut it of with a knife. Here was not a knife used, it is ripped off only by hand or machine. I received many bubble mailer which is open by customs, and i was a lot at the customs to received my coins which i buy or trade, all packages have a button or sign from the custom and was taped again. But this time is definitaly any other responsibly. I can take a picture here, but i think here is not the right place for this. Anyway...the coins are lost and nothing we can do.
I am also having some problems with German customs. I have had 3 mailers not arrive in the last 2 months and 1 arrive but was torn open and the coins missing. I don't seem to have any problems with any other countries. But that's for another thread...
I have a couple of each of these for trade:
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