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Cinn. Ohio To Pleasant Lake Ind. Cover Franked Reverse?

 
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Posted 09/11/2021   10:03 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have this ratty cover with a blue Cinn. cancel and appears to also be franked on the back? Similar blue cancel, not tied although scattered blue ink in places?

Why would it be franked on back and why would rate be 6 cents? Why would two different cancellers be used?

Or is this just a stamp that got stuck to the cover after the fact?
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Posted 09/11/2021   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Envelope looks like it was thick/heavy with folded paper. Postage due?
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Posted 09/11/2021   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An absolute definitive answer a century+ afterwards will be impossible.

The simple solution: The initial impression it gives is a double-rate first class with stamp placed on the reverse side to assure the flap stayed shut. Some other scenarios are also not too far out of reason.
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Posted 09/11/2021   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Richard Frajola to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don - Appears to be original to cover. One possible solution, or a near variant, is that after datestamping the cover for the sender the clerk realized it was overweight and after collecting 3c for another stamp, applied it to back and canceled with a different cancel device as it no longer required a datestamp.
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Edited by Richard Frajola - 09/11/2021 12:15 pm
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