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Can I Use Old Lick And Stick Stamps To Mail A Letter To France From The Us.

 
 
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Posted 07/22/2019   8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add eraserman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know that as long as it has correct postage it will be sent but can I use old lick and stick stamps or just global forever stamps.
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Posted 07/22/2019   8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of course you can, unless you are allergic to the gum :)

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Posted 07/22/2019   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postage stamps are for postage. So yes you can.
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Posted 07/22/2019   10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Avoid using the undenominated 1975 Christmas stamps and A, B, C, etc. That goes even for domestic mail unless you present letters at the counter and have the Postal Laws & Regulations page to prove they are usable.
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Posted 07/23/2019   12:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a matter of fact any US stamp issued after the Civil War can be used at face value for mail but going back that far would be NUTS! :)
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Posted 07/24/2019   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philazilla to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You also can't use the 1955 15c Certified mail stamp.
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Posted 07/24/2019   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why can't you use can't use the 1955 15c Certified mail stamp?
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Posted 07/24/2019   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought the Zeppelin stamps were no longer valid?
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Posted 07/24/2019   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any stamp since the Civil War is valid at face value, but why would anyone that is a collector wish to do that! By the way I have a letter with the Cert. Mail .15 stamp on cover and with others sent within the last 20 years!
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Posted 07/24/2019   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, precancelled or bulk rate stamps can't be used for postage without the correct permit. Special handling or special delivery stamps are no longer valid, as well (they could only be used to pay the fee for those services). But with very few exceptions, anything issued since the 1860s is still good for postage.
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Posted 07/24/2019   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even the #C3a Inverted Jenny is still valid for postage as Richard Pryor proved in Brewster's Millions!
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Posted 07/24/2019   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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as Richard Pryor proved in Brewster's Millions!


One of my favorite stamp-related scenes in a Hollywood movie, right there. Both he and John Candy (also in that film) left us too soon.

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Posted 07/24/2019   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A problem with the "Brewsers's Millions" scenario is that even a used C3a would likely be worth a good deal of money. Of course, the stamp would no longer be in the hands of the "mailer".
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