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Newbie Question - Are Cancelled And Precancels The Same?

 
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Posted 03/05/2019   3:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add AravindMichigan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
Are cancels and pre cancels the same? Can I post pics of cancelled stamps here for valuations ?
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Posted 03/05/2019   3:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Precancels are different from cancels in that the former are sold already cancelled. One has to pay a fee to use them and there are minimum pieces of mail that can be mailed with precancels on them. And yes, you can post pictures here,

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Edited by Petert4522 - 03/05/2019 4:44 pm
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Posted 03/05/2019   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AravindMichigan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Petert4522 . Thanks for your prompt response.I will create a new post for valuations.
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Posted 03/05/2019   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is zero fee for a precancel permit, I think the permits were always free.
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Posted 03/05/2019   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
>>There is zero fee for a precancel permit, I think the permits were always free<<

You must be talking about a collector's permit. Unless it is changed a regular permit ( commercial ) cost quite a bit

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Posted 03/05/2019   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I tried to apply for a permit several years ago, the going rate was either $300 or $500 ... don't recall which. The local postal authorities were totally unaware of any free collector's permit. I decided it wasn't worth my time & trouble to educate them.
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Posted 03/05/2019   6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
using precancelled stamps - no fee, the fee is for permit mail...
https://pe.usps.com/businessmail101...ailingPermit
also...
https://pe.usps.com/BusinessMail101...sApplication
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Edited by chasa - 03/05/2019 6:32 pm
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Posted 03/05/2019   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GrandpaJohn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Except when you go into a PO to inquire or ask questions, then the clerks all of a sudden have severe memory loss. Getting Q's answered by them is painful so the best course is to be sure you have the regulations in-hand to properly school the PO agent<sigh>.
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Posted 03/05/2019   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not even postmasters know much about precancels and permits unless the office has a lot of that kind of business. The system doesn't help with the one page application for Mailers Postmark Permits, commercial permit mail and precancel permits being on the same form. Rules confusion is easy, especially when renewal comes up. GrandpaJohn gives the best course of action; submit the application with copies of the relevant sections of the PL&R and understand them so that at least one person will.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 03/05/2019 7:21 pm
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