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Canceled Cinderella.overly Enthusiastic Postal Employee

 
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Posted 01/20/2022   10:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LadyGrace to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got some interesting mail over the holidays but this one made me chuckle. Not only did they cancel the stamps on top and mark them all with pen but they flipped it around and canceled the cinderellas as well! Thought I would share.

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Posted 01/20/2022   11:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All done automatically. The automatic facer-canceller machine detected the seals and cancelled them first before the cover was ever seen by a human. During later processing the cover was found to be mis-faced and run through again in the correct direction.
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Posted 01/21/2022   01:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LadyGrace to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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interesting!
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Posted 01/21/2022   01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With modern automation of facing, canceling, bar coding and sorting to carrier delivery sequence, the typical letter dropped into a blue box on the street corner will not be seen individually by human eyes until your carrier puts it in your mailbox.
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Posted 01/21/2022   02:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LadyGrace to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So do they check all the letters at the mailbox and then scribble on the stamps?
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Posted 01/21/2022   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some carriers will scribble-cancel the stamps, but most won't bother. They are more interested in matching the address to the box and not the stamp at this point. Once applied, the stamp is considered "used". Quite frankly, the USPS assumes most people are honest and have paid the correct postage. They don't have the time to check each letter and collect a few cents due here and there.
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Posted 01/30/2022   10:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ekbustad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't mind a cancellation on a Christmas seal, so long as it is not and ugly cancellation. This example was ugly.
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