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Posted 10/07/2021   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add patg23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thought this was a good example for "Looks like a stamp"....but

Third-Class, Regular, Bulk/Quantity-Discount
34.66 P.L. & R as between February 25, 1949 and December 21, 1954

With "Pull Out For Postal Inspection" on back flap.I'm guessing that was for inspection that only printed matter was enclosed??

This was referenced in an older post, but good to re-show.
http://wesewretro.com/2011/11/how-t...ng-patterns/

Included this because it included an example for "Sec. 34.66 P.L.&R" use. Also a great example of a collection based on a simple issue.
https://www.rfrajola.com/Klimley1/Klimley1.pdf


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Posted 10/07/2021   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting that they used a violet color for the imprint, mimicking the color used for first class mail of the period (3c Jefferson, or 3c Statue of Liberty).
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Posted 10/07/2021   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cover image here looks digitally manipulated to me. The purple stamp-thing and the postmark look like they are half toned or have a lower image resolution than the rest of the cover and appear to have been added to the corner of the envelope image. Just my opinion. Maybe there is weird scanner stuff going on. Absent seeing a high-resolution image, this looks fake to me.
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Posted 10/07/2021   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I imagined. Making people think it may be a first class letter, and not some junk flyer.

I tried to find what company by address or permit number, but so far have not.
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Posted 10/08/2021   03:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The dots are just from halftone printing of a sort. This gives the gray effect (I think) to look less like the stark print of (say) the return address and more like a real cancel on first class mail. Of course, with an addressograph or similarly printed mailing address, it's already a tipoff you're getting advertising.

A 1945 city directory shows McCulloch Bros. at that return address, identified as a mail order company. They also were there as reported in the 1936 directory. My guess is that it's a very good chance that it's them.
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Posted 10/08/2021   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great work on the directory. Thanks!

A little "nothing" envelope, but interesting. I like it.

Three different printing passes(?): Corner card - Addressee - Permit




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Posted 10/08/2021   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sec. 435 P.L.&R. = Prior to October 1, 1932
Sec. 562 P.L.&R. = October 1, 1932 to February 25 1949
Sec. 34.66 P.L.&R. = February 25 1949 to December 21, 1954

https://www.precancels.com/how-to-i...d-envelopes/
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Posted 10/08/2021   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I seems unique, I'd keep it if I were you.
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Posted 10/08/2021   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Permit-imprinted mail is made in huge quantities, but the retention rate is very small. Many have only text instead of a pseudo stamp.

Here are some with with the "Sec 34.66 PL&R" imprint:


Some with the "Sec 562 PL&R" imprint:


Some with the "bulk rate" imprint:


One with a "pre-sorted first class" imprint:


Wood printing block with metal printing surface attached:


Scan of the surface:


Reverse image to be readable:
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Posted 10/08/2021   5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John,
Nice of you to share. Those are great images and info.
My little cover is not alone.

Some info on permit rules (current) from the USPS.
https://pe.usps.com/text/qsg300/Q60...lass%20name.
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Posted 10/08/2021   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And here is a cover and clipping from the "Sec 435 1/2 PL&R" era:
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Posted 10/08/2021   7:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great thread!

Note the Scott lawn care cover. Is that THE Floyd Shockley of first day cachet fame? The cachet maker was from Indianapolis. If so, that might mean he was a packrat like many of us (guilty here).
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