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Posted 04/27/2019   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any idea why these have postal cancellations?




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Posted 04/27/2019   8:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They were on that portion of a hunting license that got mailed back to the state game commission reporting a kill of another animal, probably deer. Someone who owns one still on license should correct me on the details. The duck stamp was not used to pay postage.
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Posted 04/27/2019   8:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to make a joke and suggest Air Mail, but I know that wouldn't fly.
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Posted 04/27/2019   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jamesw - hilarious!

It's too bad they are not still on cover/piece. That would help with the mystery. I've not seen a postally cancelled Federal Duck stamp before.
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Posted 04/27/2019   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with revenuermd. Here is the instructional paragraph on a Minnesota license:



An entire 1949 Minnesota license showing where the hunting stamp was typically applied. No doubt some hunters applied the stamp to the back of the postcard 1/3, or returned the entire license enabling the hunting stamp to get a postal cancel.



A 1950 license:



A 1951 license:



Louis was apparently a very poor hunter or a very poor reporter of his annual bag! His poor skill is our good fortune today.
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Posted 04/28/2019   2:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. It does look like a postmark done at a post office.
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Posted 04/28/2019   5:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the 1948 report was several months late. Thanks for the background.

Joe
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