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Posted 02/21/2020   5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Got this in a batch of used stamps. Not sure if it is normal:




thoughts?

thanks

Joe
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Posted 02/21/2020   6:08 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stamps.com stamps can be printed by customers on their own printers. stamps.com sends you the labels, you access their website with your account, and then you print as needed. Each time you print, your account is charged for the postage.

I am unsure how this would be classified since it is quite easy print errors at will using their label stock.
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Posted 02/21/2020   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would call it an oddity but would not pay any extra for it. That makes it a nickle stamp in my world.
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Posted 02/22/2020   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It appears that the person just put the label on the letter without running it through their printer. It is an oddity, because the Post Office canceled it, instead of sending it back for proper postage.

thanks for the help

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Posted 02/22/2020   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt the blanks are tagged and that is all it takes to pass properly through the facer machines. A stroke of most hi-liter pens will do the "tagging" trick too - very useful to go along with older stamps.

Being a cut, it is speculation how the cover was handled by the USPS. Was it caught or not? If caught, was postage due ever collected from anyone? Did it have enough valid postage next to it for its journey? I'll vote "no" for all of these. Being a customer-produced error, it has virtually no additional value ... especially as a cut, having lost its postal history story.
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Posted 02/22/2020   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It made it to its destination. Unfortunately, this source will only give me the cut corners of the envelopes. Good that I get a nice supply of modern used stamps. Bad in that some should have been kept as full covers.
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Posted 02/22/2020   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I get Stamps.com mailings every so often. Each contains a blank sheet of labels I can use to introduce me to their services.

The labels are tagged.

Robert
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