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Examples Of Voided Postage Due Mail

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Posted 03/07/2020   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
great link, danstamps, thanks for posting. Consider it bookmarked...will make for good reference.
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Posted 03/07/2020   7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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

Excellent, the mail gets through...Not lost anything in the mail for possibly 10-15 years, What a service!
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Posted 03/07/2020   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jamesw says...


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


Sometimes threads drift a little, but still remain interesting. As far as I'm concerned, it's all good stuff!

Linus

p.s. May I request one of our hard working moderators amend this thread's title to be: Examples of Postage Due Meters and Voided Postage Due Mail. It will help in finding this thread in the future. Thank you!


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Posted 03/20/2021   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ran into this old string, voided postage dues. postage due always makes a cover look so much more interesting.


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Posted 03/20/2021   1:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Rod,


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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


Ireland itself is a country that for a brief period used postage due meter marks, Hibernian PDL1-2.

And picking up on OP's suggestion:



No price for guessing why this experiment was not considered a big success.
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Edited by NSK - 03/20/2021 1:57 pm
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Posted 03/20/2021   1:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gibby, Your due cover is very interesting. The original address of "New York 32, NY" shows the old Zone Number system which mailers gradually switched over to the Zip Code beginning in mid-1963, showing the Zip Code in the forwarded address "10024". A very nice item.
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Posted 03/20/2021   2:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks John, as the sender in France had the old address he may not
even of been aware of the zip code changes in the US.
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Posted 03/20/2021   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yet today zip codes or zip + 4 codes are not required on single piece of first class letter (UPU letter rate) matter. It was not until 1967 that zip codes were require on any mail matter. I quote from a 2018 The United States Specialist article entitled Transition from Domestic Air Parcel Post to Priority Mail:

"Zip code was introduced July 1, 1963 and was an optional addition to your mail. In 1967, inclusion of a zip code in the address became mandatory for bulk mailers of second and third class matter who wished to continue to receive the bulk discount as presorting to zip code was then required. Next zip code became mandatory for parcel post matter as distance zones were determined by the first three digits of the zip code. That occurred sometime prior to 1981. The first record of required zip code for Priority Mail began February 3, 1991 when a discount of 10 cents per piece was offered for mailing of 300 or more qualifying pieces which were presorted by zip code."

So yes that is a nice example of early zip code use Gibby01.

Now to back to the OP's purpose of this thread:
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Posted 03/21/2021   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well I thought I would have found it before the edit cut-off but alas, no such luck.

In the post of mine above, the Article (and its citations) was from the January 2018 issue of The United States Specialist.


And while I am here, may as add another voided.

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Edited by Parcelpostguy - 03/21/2021 7:07 pm
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Posted 05/06/2021   12:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Was going to stick this in the musical covers string but liked it better for the voided postage due. 1960



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