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Posted 07/23/2013   3:48 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Marker Money has been seen many times on the forum, but have we looked into the work of the Stamp Butcher? You know... the postal machinery that scrapes off half of that special commemorative. The scissors that cut off perfs.

A few recent examples:



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Posted 07/24/2013   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadianphilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I keep marker cancels but any ripped/damaged stamps go into the trash.
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Posted 07/24/2013   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have recently got a beautifully franked cover that was shredded by machinery. I wonder how it happens?
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Posted 07/24/2013   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I ask everyone I buy from to put the stamps at least half an inch away from the right side of the envelope. That seems to take care of the problem! Peter.
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Posted 07/25/2013   04:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zipper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've found them shredded even when they were inches from the end of the envelope.
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Posted 07/25/2013   09:42 am  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The question is, which piece of equipment does the actual mangling?
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Posted 08/01/2013   3:13 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This example can't be blamed on the Post Office... the sender, while obviously well meaning, used scissors to separate the stamps, resulting in butchered perfs:

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Posted 10/15/2014   2:49 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Arrived today:

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Posted 10/15/2014   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shudder.
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Posted 10/16/2014   08:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Machines are insensitive. Stuff happens.

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Posted 05/31/2015   4:31 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 02/06/2018   11:57 am  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure WHAT happened to this one, as the postcard it was affixed to was fine!

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Posted 02/06/2018   12:10 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many years ago I sent off some covers for Inauguration Day cancels. They all came back with scraped stamps.

That was the last time I wasted my time and money. Sort of sad but that's reality.
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Posted 06/25/2019   6:15 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ssssssscraaaape...
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Posted 06/25/2019   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The scrape destruction is "all too familiar".
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