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Posted 12/16/2016   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I'm just curious if anyone feels the same way about this. All of my christmas cards this year have been showing up with a big "Season's Greetings" cancellation, and they've blotted out almost every stamp I've tried to save so far. I usually buy the US stamps all year from the post office, but I tend to skip the Christmas stamps and save copies that come in the mail. This year, this huge smudge of a cancel is ruining many of them. Very disappointing. I may have to go buy them after all.

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Posted 12/16/2016   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The post office is definitely going to use up a lot of ink spraying that on! I've gotten a couple of those. Talk about obliterating the stamp! Not real worried about keeping collectors happy with that idea are they?
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Posted 12/17/2016   12:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rwoodennickel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All my recent mail has been spray painted too. Sad when you cant hardly ID the stamp.
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Posted 12/17/2016   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add green machine to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. I collect modern US used stamps from the mail
and this "Season's Greetings" cancellation makes the stamp
almost unrecognizable.

I've been taking my mail to a small-town post office
nearby that still hand stamps all of their outgoing mail.
They provide a nice-looking more traditional cancellation.
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Posted 12/17/2016   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Same here .. all of the cancels on what little mail I get have been very heavy.
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Posted 12/17/2016   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received this one today -- by far the sharpest, clearest, least offensive one I've received this year...



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Posted 12/17/2016   5:12 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have two covers that are not so bad. One of them canceled the normal way and one with the Season's Greetings blob. If anyone wants a decent cancel on a Christmas stamp please wait for the season to be over and then list the one(s) you need and if I have one I will donate it.

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Posted 12/26/2016   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add boris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Horrible cancellation and a waste of ink
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Posted 12/29/2016   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jeffyl00b to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't get a chance this year, so I am by no means superior or properly snobbish, but it is one of the reasons I like to mail them to the special Christmas cancellations every-year. North Pole station, or Snowflake Arizona, etc.
If anybody notices or appreciates the trip the letters take, probably not. But at least it feels more proper.
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Posted 12/30/2016   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This just showed up today with a purchase I made on eBay from a seller in New Jersey. That is supposed to be First Class postage in the corner with a pretty pathetic cancel.

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