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1946 Panama Cover To NY Odd Placement Of Stamps

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Posted 08/10/2022   10:55 am  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 3193zd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought the placement of the stamps was very unusual and the fact that they didn't get damaged in delivery. Who addresses a cover and leaves no room for stamps? Also no cancel applied in the USA. I assume the staple was applied after the cover was opened. Any thoughts?

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Posted 08/10/2022   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Regular backstamping of mail in the US was pretty much limited to Special Delivery, Registered, and General Delivery by this time.

Yes, the contents were stapled to the enclosures when received. The staple should be carefully removed.

I agree the envelope was addressed ... then the sender applied the stamps. The practice of applying the stamp to the upper right corner facilitates machine canceling. Thus envelopes with stamps placed elsewhere are quite common before the 1880s. Finding the stamps on the reverse side is also fairly common in some foreign countries.
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Edited by John Becker - 08/10/2022 12:27 pm
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