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philb
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27 Oct 2017
06:47:06pm

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I saw this cover at our auction last night and I guess I was the only one curious. I don't know if this cover was contrived or if people did this sort of thing ?Image Not Found

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27 Oct 2017
07:12:59pm
re: Cover with 2 half 3 cent stamps used for postage.

Given the return address, it is probably a coil dispensing machine that is out of register with the coil roll.

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27 Oct 2017
07:33:22pm

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re: Cover with 2 half 3 cent stamps used for postage.

Oh !

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27 Oct 2017
08:28:19pm
re: Cover with 2 half 3 cent stamps used for postage.

Roy is correct, the dispensing machines often screwed up, many used 'grippers' to advance the coil stamp to the cutter. I have the example below which looks to be a 'bi-sect' usage but really is not, it is simply a misfeed from the dispensing machine.

If you look closely, you can see the grippers have actually damaged the stamp when it tried to pull the coil roll forward. I think this happened when the coil roll got close to the end of the roll.
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27 Oct 2017
11:05:56pm

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re: Cover with 2 half 3 cent stamps used for postage.

I just realized I had not had the oil changed in my Frontier this year..time really flies !

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