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Posted 12/24/2020   08:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Morning all,

The precancel society web site is a wealth of information especially on the history of these stamps. My focus is on registered mail and I am left with the question, how early was it proper to use a precancel stamp on a registered letter? As a postal historian I prefer stamps on cover. Any increased value for a cover containing a precanceled stamp? Thanks in advance for your comments.

Happy holidays and stay safe from our house to yours.

Russ

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Posted 12/24/2020   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Russ,
I know you have done considerable research into registered mail regulations. So help us out with the what you have already found so we don't repeat your work. What are the references you have found allowing/disallowing precancels? Show us the earliest example you have found, etc. Knowing nothing specific, if I were looking for such a use, I would look at registered tags first.
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Posted 12/24/2020   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi John and all,

Came up dry looking at registered rules and regulations. Have not made as extensive search on precancels but may have missed something.

Happy holidays, Russ

Additional comment: I have found very very few precancels on mail from the big mail order houses who regularly used them on mail. Seems like most were soaked off.

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Edited by hoosierboy - 12/24/2020 12:37 pm
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Here is the only one I can quickly find, from 1933 and even tied!




I see nothing in the 1932 Postal Laws & Regulations volume to prohibit the use of precancels on registered mail, but they are certainly uncommon. I have seen Scott F1 precancelled, but unsure how many of those were later favors.
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Posted 12/24/2020   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, John. This may be a Jim Lawyer question. I too cannot find any prohibition as to their use on registered mail searching both precancel and registered rules and regulations. I have seen them on all classes of mail and most special services.

Update as of 8pm: Jim Lawler does not know of any prohibition. Now the hunt is on to find a F1 precanceled on cover.

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Edited by hoosierboy - 12/24/2020 8:13 pm
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