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Stampme
27 Jan 2010
03:29:29pm
This is a new one on me: Body bags. I spotted it in the paragraph on our home page. See below, my upper case. What are body bags?
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Bruce
"We also study and collect covers, FDCs, rates, usages, routes, ephemera, Maximum cards, seals, BODY BAGS and crash covers, the machines creating the cancellations and postmarks, spray-ons and other transit markings not technically cancellations, history behind the man sending the stamp, and so much more."
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Sponthetrona2
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27 Jan 2010
03:34:17pm
re: Body bags

Now that is a "great question" What do we mean by "BODY BAGS"? Tim?????????

Perry

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Jansimon
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27 Jan 2010
03:42:37pm

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re: Body bags

i think it refers to the plastic bags envelopes are put in when they have been damaged in the sorting machines.

Jan-Simon

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Stampme
27 Jan 2010
04:16:43pm
re: Body bags

Hi Jan-Simon,
That seems like a reasonable assumption but believe me it's not exactly where my wild imagination took me!
:-)
Bruce

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amsd
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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
27 Jan 2010
04:17:07pm
re: Body bags

Jan-Simon is correct. There are several different varieties of these things. I'll try to scan several of them. They are a way of forwarding mail, often times little more than a scrap, sometimes a terribly crumpled sheet or balled up newspaper. They are avidly collected by a few people, one being me. Often times the injury that gives rise to the body bag is induced by the automated machinery, but occasionally is a natural or man-made accident.

should you stumble upon a body bag, if you can, leave it completely intact and do not even open it. Of course, if you absolutely must find out if you are the 1 in a million winner.....

David

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

juicyheads.com/link.php?PLJZJP
Stampme
27 Jan 2010
04:48:04pm
re: Body bags

Great colorful language to describe a utilitarian article: body bag! I think I received a body bag a few weeks ago with a cover inside that had been neatly slit at the top so that contents could be removed--the lower left side had been crinkled--intentionally? by a dishonest postal employee who then placed pilfered cover into aforementioned body bag. I don't believe it was officially sealed though, I think--I'll look around for it--it was open at one end, clear plastic with black lettering apologizing for damage and the USPS logo. Nary a peep about the missing contents. Would that be a body bag?
Bruce

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amsd
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27 Jan 2010
08:42:28pm
re: Body bags

Bruce, that is, indeed, a body bag. Some are plaintifully apologetic and others are utilitarianly quiet, just delivering the mail, and don't mind that's it open.

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Sponthetrona2
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28 Jan 2010
11:00:38am
re: Body bags

Well Tim,
Now we know where the stamps I sent you ended up .... sadly ... Perry

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Fatherauld
29 Jan 2010
11:39:18am
re: Body bags

LOL...

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amsd
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01 Feb 2010
08:34:35pm
re: Body bags

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(Message edited by siem on February 02, 2010)

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02 Feb 2010
05:49:27am
re: Body bags

trying again

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02 Feb 2010
05:50:20am
re: Body bags

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02 Feb 2010
05:51:53am
re: Body bags

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02 Feb 2010
05:52:48am
re: Body bags

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amsd
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02 Feb 2010
05:57:04am
re: Body bags

i included similar body bags from Israel and Canada, each with bilingual text, that match the US version, in English only. These are all on heavy 6x9" books. the others are different versions and sizes of the same paper/glassine envelope. I noted at least 2 different texts on the reverse. I also included a single tape used to seal a box (that's all that's been retained of that box, unfortunately).

David

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Dani20
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02 Feb 2010
08:21:52am
re: Body bags

very interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.
Dan

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Stampme
02 Feb 2010
01:47:27pm
re: Body bags

Body bags! Thanks, David.
Bruce

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