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Posted 01/24/2023   4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Walkman82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was going through my FDC collection and found an anomaly. I have a couple of FDCs each with a single Flag Over Porch (FOP) plate number coil stamp...the stamp (2915C) was issued on May 21, 1996, but the cover is FDOI postmarked June 15, 1996 on the day a different FOP stamp was issued. Both are cacheted from major cachet makers.

Since it isn't the stamp that was issued that day, does that make it an illegitimate usage on the FDC? What is a cover like that called?
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Posted 01/24/2023   5:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's called a screw-up. These covers are likely made by folks who purchased unknowingly the wrong stamps from the post office

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