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Canada/Covers & Postmarks : Revenue Protection???

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alyn
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21 Jan 2013
08:14:03pm
As discussed here we sometimes get some overzealous postal employees doing their due diligence in making sure they protect revenue as can be seen on this cover.

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Now in all honesty, if I wasn't on break and had the time to wait in line at the postal outlet I probably could have had it hand canceled. So I place the blame on me and my Bic carrying postal employee.

But this is why I am bothered:

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and a close up:

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January 14 was the rate change day, Domestic first class mail went from 61 cents to 63 cents. So the diligent folks at Canada Post will pen cancel my over franked piece but allow a 2 cent underpaid meter go through no issue.

Alyn
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21 Jan 2013
08:18:43pm
re: Revenue Protection???

Alyn,
I, too, hate it when I receive stamps cancelled with pen or marker. I once made the mistake of soaking a group of stamps without studying them and one had ink on it that ran all over everything! I'm disabled and can't drive so I can't stand in line at the post office anytime, I do find it very strange that they ignored the rate change!! Can we pass a law banning all forms of pen/ink cancels???

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22 Jan 2013
03:53:58pm
re: Revenue Protection???

Alyn:

Yup, I have a lot of those defaced envelopes and stamps, too.

Dial it down, check your blood pressure and switch to decaff. Some Canadian botanist has nothing better to do with his time than complain about the maple leaf on our new plastic currency, claiming it is a Norway maple rather than our native sugar maple.

Do you care?

Wonder what the typical Syrian is fretting over?

Be happy (that's not a request).

John Derry

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drmicro68
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22 Jan 2013
04:20:11pm
re: Revenue Protection???

I have kind of a "negative" revenue protection thing going on with covers received from Canada: i.e. NONE OF THE STAMPS are canceled--no way, no how. I don't know what to do with them. If they had been canceled, I would collect them--some soaked, some on cover. The stack just seems to get higher and higher. And many oversized covers from the US--same deal--and many of them have high denomination stamps that I would gladly add to my collection. *Sigh*
Roger

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Liz
22 Jan 2013
04:37:55pm
re: Revenue Protection???

Roger - send the uncancelled Canadian stamps/envlopes you want for your collection to me and I'll personally take them to the post office, cancel them myself and return under separate cover to you. The postal clerks in our little post office seem to cater to my whims about cancelling stamps providing I don't just throw an envelope in the outgoing box and then those envelopes would be transported off island to a larger postal facility for cancellation.

For the ones you don't want or are going to throw out into the recycling, I'd be happy to receive those too.

In return for your excess uncancelled stamps, I would gladly send you some postally used Canadian (or other) stamps if you tell me what you would like in return for the uncancelled stamps.

Liz

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