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"Damaged In Handling" And/Or Officially Sealed

 
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Posted 04/23/2022   1:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add patg23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Didn't see one specifically for these:

Sender seems to have a string of bad luck with these envelopes. Either something bulky inside, or just flimsy airmail paper. Maybe issue with high-speed sorting equipment alignment??

Seems to have happened over a period of time.

USS Yorktown (CV-10)
(Covers show from Nov 13, 1956, to Apr 3, 1957)

On 13 November, she embarked upon a round-trip to Pearl Harbor, from which she returned to Alameda on 11 December. Yorktown resumed normal operations out of Alameda upon her return and remained so employed until March 1957. On 9 March, she departed Alameda for yet another tour of duty in the Far East. She made stops at Oahu and Guam along the way and arrived at Yokosuka on 19 April.

Variety of these kinds of covers is probably endless. Show some you are particularly fond of.
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Posted 04/23/2022   6:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Maybe issue with high-speed sorting equipment alignment??


The only machinery these would have passed through would be the origin-point canceling machines, which show obvious mis-feeding by the inking irregularities. Yes, I suspect the light-weight airmail paper is largely to blame. The feeding mechanism of the machines is set for an average thickness. Mail which is too thick or thin is apt to cause jams or double-feeding. Too early for tagging, zip codes, etc., for much followup machine handling.
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I am a big fan of Post Office seals and Post Office sealed covers (if anyone has any to sell, please message me).

Of course, US Post Office seals could be applied to more than a 'damaged in handling' mail. Here is a 1900 cover which could not be delivered, was opened by someone it was not intended to, was unclaimed and advertised. It carries a OX10 Post Office seal.


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Here is a 1900 cover sent from England to the US and apparently had the corner torn off at some point. The US Post Office used two OX7 seals to re-attach the corner and sent it on to the addressee. Auxiliary marking 'Received in this condition'.

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Here is a 1907 cover from the Erie Fish Company and delivered to the addressee, opened by a person by that name but was not the right person, returned to PO and they sealed the cover with a OX17 (pink paper). Also carries a 'Pointing Hand' auxiliary marking.
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Shown here is a 1908 cover sent from Quincy IL to St. Louis MO. Auxiliary marking 'Received in bad condition at St. Louis Mo.' Apparently sent on to Kentucky by St. Louis PO.

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Here is 1940 cover with auxiliary marking 'Received unsealed and sealed at Indianapolis, Ind.'. This is a high value cover since it was sealed with a OX27 (perf 11 1/2); this is not a common PO seal.

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Here is a 1972 cover from CCCP to St. Louis which could not be delivered to the original addressee. At some point it became damaged in handling in St. Louis and two Post Office seals were applied.
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