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Posted 02/19/2020   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Linus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
From my USA postal history collection, here are examples of postage due mail that could not be collected on the money due the post office, so the postage due was voided.

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Posted 02/19/2020   4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First attempt failed and due stamp voided.


Sent unsealed as single piece 3rd class, typical of holiday cards, and saved 1 cent. Both stamps are the dry-print variety.
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Posted 02/19/2020   10:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Linus,
only second time ever, I have seen a Postage Due Meter stamp. Nice.
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Posted 02/20/2020   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Morning all,

Here is an example of voided postage due on a registered cover. The ten cents covers the unpaid but requested optional return receipt fee. Four cents first class postage and sixty cents registration fee make up the balance of the franking.

This item could not be delivered and was returned to sender. Any guess on which post office voided the first PD stamp and added the second? Also, why was the first(?) ten cent stamp voided?


Thanks again to Don for downsizing these images:





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Posted 02/20/2020   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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only second time ever, I have seen a Postage Due Meter stamp


Rod,

If you, or anyone else, would like to add a postage due meter stamp to your collection, PM me. I have a lot of duplicates but unfortunately they are the same design from the same meter.

I'll post some of my voided postage due meters later. They're not as easy to find,

Dan
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Posted 02/20/2020   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some of my voided Postage Due Meters:









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Posted 02/20/2020   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Hi Dan,
yes please, I would very much like a Postage Due Meter for my collection.

My only example I gave away to a member here, and have regretted it since,
it would have made a nice album page for my IRELAND,

Thank you very much.

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Posted 02/21/2020   01:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not to be left out, here's another example of a postage due meter.


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Posted 03/04/2020   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dan,
received your free Postage Due Meter cover fronts...Thank you very much.
Hope you receive my Australian stamps soon.

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Posted 03/04/2020   11:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ooo! Ooo! I don't like to be left out either! Here's mine...



...though not voided, so I guess it doesn't qualify for this thread..

Interesting how the meter design changed very little in almost 20 years.
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Posted 03/05/2020   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

I'm glad they made the "traverse" safely! (inside joke).

The meters I sent you are on business reply mail. I wish I had a complete cover. I'm not sure if they are cover fronts or if they just had information attached that was removed.

Looking forward to my stamps!

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Posted 03/05/2020   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jamesw,


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Interesting how the meter design changed very little in almost 20 years.


There actually are a number of postage due meter designs but the Pitney Bowes meter is the most common:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Unite..._Postage_Due

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Posted 03/07/2020   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

Your stamps arrived safely today. Many Thanks! They will fill a few spaces!

Dan
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Posted 03/07/2020   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All of these postage due meters are in red. Somewhere amid hundreds of covers I have one in green. I seem to recall that it's on a WWII censored cover, possibly coming from Ireland, ironically.
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Posted 03/07/2020   2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Revcollector,

Red is by far the most common ink. There are others however.

From the Meter Stamp Catalog:

"Most Postage Due meter stamps are printed in red but green is not uncommon, and, in ascending order of scarcity, blue, orange, purple, and black stamps are occasionally found."

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Posted 03/07/2020   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks
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