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Stamped Envelope Albinos Through The Mails

 
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Posted 06/11/2022   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add patg23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Stamped envelope albinos through the mails.

One passed - One flagged for postage due.

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Posted 06/11/2022   6:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's quite interesting! In theory, albinos should be postally valid, just as any error stamp would be.
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Posted 06/12/2022   06:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Post Master General is on record stating that albinos should be treated as normally stamped envelopes so the top one is ok and the handling post office screwed up on the bottom one. Not sure off hand which postal bulletin had the announcement.
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Posted 06/12/2022   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have two or three albino envelopes used on registered covers one marked by sender(?) "postage inside". Are your covers totally albino; or, just folded backwards with the inked impression inside like my example? Will try to find it and post an image later.
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Posted 06/12/2022   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It strikes me that the top one was clearly intended to create an oddity -- the sender couldn't have missed it. The lower one might have been done by a machine.
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Posted 06/18/2022   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was surprised to discover in an old cover album that I had a cancelled example myself! This one even came with an explanatory letter.



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Edited by GregAlex - 06/19/2022 8:32 pm
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Posted 06/21/2022   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One more way for an 'albino" to go through the mail.

My guess:
They got knife cut. The inside envelope got stuck to the top envelope, then embossed, folded and sent on their way.
The inside seems as complete as the top, with top, bottom, and sides, but does not seem to have glue on the side flaps

Any other ideas as to how it would go through the process?
Thanks,
pat



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Posted 06/25/2022   4:52 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an albino that went thru the mails that was marked "OK" by a postal worker (I have another albino and a badly smudged impression both also marked "OK").


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