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Europe/Other : Question re Ireland Post and Go

 

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jthurd
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24 Aug 2021
10:55:36am
I have received a recent (August 2021) Post and Go stamp from (southern) Ireland. It is used, postmarked, on piece.

Can this be soaked?

If not, can it be removed from the paper without damage using alcohol?

I am interested to know of any others' experiences with similar items, *before* trying options.

Thanks.

James T. Hurd.
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jthurd
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29 Aug 2021
12:46:14pm
re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Thanks to all who viewed my question. Alas, I have had no responses.

I will try again, this time with a scanned image. This is a modern, recent (southern) Ireland Post-and-Go stamp, commemorating the ill-fated Titantic voyage.

Can this be soaked? If not, can the stamp be removed from the paper without damage using alcohol?

Any advice from those who have handled similar items?

J. T. Hurd.Image Not Found

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anglobob

29 Aug 2021
12:54:28pm
re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

In my opinion,this stamp is already damaged.It is a shame that someone thought it necessary to add a pen cancel.

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29 Aug 2021
02:06:13pm
re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

As this ebay seller is offering used ones off paper I would say that there is a way to remove them. Probably "Bestine". I would think that alchohol or petrol would not work, they don't on self adhesives which are basically similar.
Personally I would cut around and save that way.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/203538299554
Perhaps contact the seller and ask what they use.

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Harvey

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29 Aug 2021
02:14:50pm
re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Why would they add that awful pen cancel when the stamp already has a cancellation? It makes no sense what-so-ever!!

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29 Aug 2021
02:20:47pm
re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Harvey, it's the post office, why should anything make sense.

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jmh67

31 Aug 2021
04:10:35am
re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Bestine basically is petrol, or rather a petroleum destillate, too - only a lighter fraction of it. Turpentine or turpentine substitute may also work. As has been written before, you may need to scrape off the remainder of the glue, e.g. with the edge of a ruler.

The UK post and go stamps seem to be stickier than other types of self-adhesives, maybe this applies to the Irish ones as well, considering they are very similar otherwise.

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jthurd

24 Aug 2021
10:55:36am

I have received a recent (August 2021) Post and Go stamp from (southern) Ireland. It is used, postmarked, on piece.

Can this be soaked?

If not, can it be removed from the paper without damage using alcohol?

I am interested to know of any others' experiences with similar items, *before* trying options.

Thanks.

James T. Hurd.

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jthurd

29 Aug 2021
12:46:14pm

re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Thanks to all who viewed my question. Alas, I have had no responses.

I will try again, this time with a scanned image. This is a modern, recent (southern) Ireland Post-and-Go stamp, commemorating the ill-fated Titantic voyage.

Can this be soaked? If not, can the stamp be removed from the paper without damage using alcohol?

Any advice from those who have handled similar items?

J. T. Hurd.Image Not Found

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anglobob

29 Aug 2021
12:54:28pm

re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

In my opinion,this stamp is already damaged.It is a shame that someone thought it necessary to add a pen cancel.

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sheepshanks

29 Aug 2021
02:06:13pm

re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

As this ebay seller is offering used ones off paper I would say that there is a way to remove them. Probably "Bestine". I would think that alchohol or petrol would not work, they don't on self adhesives which are basically similar.
Personally I would cut around and save that way.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/203538299554
Perhaps contact the seller and ask what they use.

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Harvey

I think, therefore I am - I think!

29 Aug 2021
02:14:50pm

re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Why would they add that awful pen cancel when the stamp already has a cancellation? It makes no sense what-so-ever!!

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"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. Yogiism"
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sheepshanks

29 Aug 2021
02:20:47pm

re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Harvey, it's the post office, why should anything make sense.

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jmh67

31 Aug 2021
04:10:35am

re: Question re Ireland Post and Go

Bestine basically is petrol, or rather a petroleum destillate, too - only a lighter fraction of it. Turpentine or turpentine substitute may also work. As has been written before, you may need to scrape off the remainder of the glue, e.g. with the edge of a ruler.

The UK post and go stamps seem to be stickier than other types of self-adhesives, maybe this applies to the Irish ones as well, considering they are very similar otherwise.

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