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We Need To Change One Law.

 
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Posted 04/14/2017   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add SomebodySmart to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The package arrived yesterday with two $3 stamps among the postage, and none of the stamps got canceled. Without a cancel, they are 'unused' in philatelic terms and without gum, they are not mint. Even so, it is illegal to re-use 'unused' stamps.

We need to get one exception made. It should be illegal EXCEPT on mail addressed to the Postmaster General.

They'll start to get the message when they get flooded with mail bearing re-used postage.

FWIW there was a line I didn't want to wait in, but while one window clerk was stepping away to help a client, I asked for and got permission to use her canceler. Chunk, chunk, done.
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Posted 04/15/2017   12:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HungaryForStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, live a little and break the law. Its the least you can do.
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Posted 04/15/2017   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got a letter from Belgium today with only the upper right stamps cancelled.Plus the stamps are in Belgian Francs!



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Posted 04/15/2017   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One thing I do not get. Most collectors know by now that if you drop a letter in a box it will only get cancelled partially. So why not take it to a counter and have it cancelled the way it is supposed to?


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Posted 04/15/2017   2:43 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postmaster flooded with mail using reused stamps? *chuckle*

Uncanceled stamps on letters and parcels. Oh, the horror.
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Edited by revenuecollector - 04/15/2017 2:43 pm
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Posted 04/17/2017   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my case, because the postal clerks here in The Land of Enchantment get confused and angry when you ask them to hand cancel a letter or parcel.
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