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Is This A Legal Use Of Postcards?

 
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Posted 04/06/2019   10:23 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I didn't think you could permissibly affix postcards or postcard cut squares to envelopes or parcels for postage.

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Posted 04/06/2019   10:36 am  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can't. Somebody got away with one there.
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Posted 04/06/2019   12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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You can't. Somebody got away with one there.



Not one. That same dealer sent me a package with the same set-up and I wondered the same thing.

Did make me smile though!
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Posted 04/06/2019   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! I've never seen that before.
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Posted 04/06/2019   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've used single postal cards for mailing labels on packages and first class envelopes with no problem for 10-15 years.Just cant use cut-out indicia. Not sure of the overlapping. Can't do that with adhesives I know.
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Edited by PostalHysteria - 04/06/2019 3:40 pm
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Posted 04/06/2019   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dwwjr56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a very interesting use of those. I also have never seen something like.

Another new area to collect!
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Posted 04/06/2019   10:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PostalHysteria, in Canada you see the use of overlapping of same stamps all the time. The important thing is to leave the value of each of them exposed so they can be counted and package is ready to go.

Edit:corrected mispelled word.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 04/06/2019 10:08 pm
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Posted 04/06/2019   10:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
THE ANSWER, PER USPS 2019 DOMESTIC MAIL MANUAL - THE USE IS ILLEGAL.
SEE SEC:

201.1.2.7

1.2.4 Paper or Cardstock
A card must be of uniform thickness and made of unfolded and uncreased paper or cardstock of approximately the quality and weight of a stamped card (i.e., a card available from USPS). A card must be formed either of one piece of paperor cardstock or of two pieces of paper permanently and uniformly bonded together. The stock used for a card may be of any color or surface that permits the legible printing of the address, postmark, and any required markings.

1.2.5 Acceptable Attachments
A card may bear an attachment that is the following:
a. A paper label, such as a wafer seal or decal affixed with permanent adhesive to the back side of the card, or within the message area on the address side (see 1.2.7), or to the left of the address block.
b. A label affixed with permanent adhesive for showing the delivery or return address.
c. A small reusable seal or decal prepared with pressure-sensitive and nonremovable adhesive that is intended to be removed from the first half of a double card and applied to the reply half.

1.2.6 Unacceptable Attachment
A card may not bear an attachment that is the following:
a. Other than paper.
b. Not totally adhered to the card surface.
c. An encumbrance to postal processing.

https://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manual...tandards.pdf

The post card has an unacceptable attachment.

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Edited by Hal - 04/06/2019 10:34 pm
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Posted 04/07/2019   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hal - I believe your citation pertains to attachments to cards mailed individually, not cards attached to larger items as postage.
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Posted 04/07/2019   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fascinating, never seen that before.
New Zealand.
Cut out picture from a stamp roll stamp box, passed through.
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Posted 04/08/2019   05:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eraserman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is legal.

4.0 Validity of Postal Stationery
All stamped envelopes, stamped cards (formerly called postal cards), and aerogrammes issued by the United States since 1873 are valid for postage from any point in the United States or from any other place where U.S. domestic mail service operates, under the same conditions as for postage stamps in P022.
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Posted 04/08/2019   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The use is not an acceptable use of the Post Card. The cards are prepaid for use as postal cards not to be cut for attachment. The citing of the section 4.0 Use of Postal Stationary is a misinterpretation of the rule. The card is to be used as a whole within the US & Possessions, not a make-up postage for other items. You cannot attach a pre-paid postal card or envelope to supplement required postage on any article. Stamps or meter postage only.
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Posted 04/09/2019   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf10 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"All...stamped cards...are valid for postage...under the same conditions as for postage stamps in P022."

Those affixed postal cards would never be accepted by my local postmaster. Of course he also rejects use of USPS stamps that were not sold at His local post office. Actual conversation, "No you can't use those." "These are current Forever statmps, it says Forever right on them." "But you did not buy them at This Post Office."
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