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First Time Seeing Cinderella Used As Postage

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Posted 05/13/2019   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cul_Lector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently purchased some stamps on eBay from an US seller. I received the letter and saw this inperf. cinderella on it. Why would the USPS allow this? Amy info. would be appreciated.


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Posted 05/13/2019   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not think the USPS "allowed" it. I believe the sender got away with it either by accident or on purpose

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Posted 05/13/2019   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That LOVE stamp looks like a nondenominated (.32) valid US stamp to me.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 05/13/2019 10:35 am
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Posted 05/13/2019   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This LOVE stamp came in several formats. The lower left stamp is Scott 2949, from a booklet of 20.

The more general answer to your question is that US domestic mail dropped in a post box is faced, canceled, bar-coded, and sorted to delivery sequence all by machine. Most mail is never seen by a human until the carrier puts it in your mailbox. Automation makes it far more easy to slip a cinderalla by the system than ever before. They rely on public honesty. (Yes, I know this cover went to Canada.)
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Posted 05/13/2019   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cul_Lector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is this rare for something like this to happen? In this day and age with the technology they have one would think that the USPS would have detected this.
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Posted 05/13/2019   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cul Lector, All 4 adhesives on your cover are legitimate US stamps. There is no Cinderella on your cover.
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Posted 05/13/2019   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cul_Lector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John, I am looking at the lower let corner and I see a Cinderella with no value on it Your eyesight must be worse then mine.
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Posted 05/13/2019   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see any Cinderella stamps. Check Scott 2949, as recommended.
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Posted 05/13/2019   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cul_Lector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought cinderellas had no postal fee. This is my last comment.
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Posted 05/13/2019   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are quite mistaken about stamps and cinderellas.
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Posted 05/13/2019   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might add you need a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t.
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Posted 05/13/2019   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cul_Lector: As others have pointed out, all of the items on your envelope are legitimate U.S. postage. Just because a "stamp" has no denomination does not mean that it is not a U.S. postage stamp. There are a good number of non-denominated U.S. stamps in existence. Scott 2949 (issued in 1995) is one such stamp. Scott 2948 (the WAG version of the same design) is another.
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Posted 05/13/2019   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cul_Lector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Respect is a two way street, redwoodrandy. Since some people have a problem I will be asking the moderator to remove my name from this forum. Maybe I'll find another forum where you're treated with respect.
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Posted 05/13/2019   6:21 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Note: forums operate using a relational database and as such, referential integrity applies. In other words, a user account cannot be removed since it would 'break' any existing threads where the user account had posts.

So if a person wants to quit the forum, the process is to simply leave.
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Posted 05/13/2019   8:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cul_lector. Please don't leave based on this one thread. If you look back on many of my earlier attempts to get answers, you will see quite a few silly topics, that were answered in various ways. I agree with your concern on Redwood's respect response. As far as I know, a Cinderella is an item that may look like a postage stamp, but never was approved for postal duty. I collect Cinderellas as a side interest, so you may want to consider that also. Cheers.
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Posted 05/13/2019   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 2 bottom.stamps weren't cancelled probably because sufficient postage was applied. Or they were applied later.
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