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Posted 12/22/2016   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I collect used US singles and pairs. A friend gave me the following cover and I thought I'd ask how unusual it is before I soak off the stamps for my collection:




Is there a 5 cent rate for non-profits?

Has anyone else seen a non-profit cover with multiple stamps?

thanks
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Posted 12/22/2016   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seems quite popular, 2 in this thread
http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic...PIC_ID=51891
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Posted 12/22/2016   2:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why not save it intact as a piece of modern postal history? The soaked stamps are essentially worthless. The complete cover is far more interesting.

Non-profits, bulk mailers, and advertisers know that stamped mail has a better chance of being opened than permit-imprinted mail. There is no 5 cent rate, so the mailer would pay the difference to get their mail into the system. This is called a "false franking" in postal history circles - note some of the transportation coils say "additional ... postage paid". What the sender actually paid may be impossible to determine.
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Posted 12/22/2016   2:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would not soak or cut the stamps from this cover. Besides an unusual solo (for the issue) use, notice the length of the wavy line killer. I've never seen one this long before and that along makes this cover worth keeping intact. Nice find!
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Posted 12/22/2016   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had not thought that the private cancel might be more interesting than the stamps.

Ok, this one will go in the cover binder.

thanks.

Joe
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Posted 12/22/2016   4:45 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alub, thse covers are quite popular in some circles. Try this website: http://modcoverguy.com for some examples. If you contact the sites owner, Rob Washburn, he may ask you for a scan so he can show the cover in the PNC3 journal "Coil Line".

Peter
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Posted 12/22/2016   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I sent Rob a note and a better quality photo. thanks.
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Posted 12/23/2016   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Non-profits, bulk mailers, and advertisers know that stamped mail has a better chance of being opened than permit-imprinted mail.


Does anyone know if this statement is an assumption or a fact documented by research?

I don't think it works for me, although, the stamps catch my eye because I am a collector.

Thanks.

Don
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Posted 12/23/2016   08:11 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Same here. I look at the stamps because I look for the plate numbers. I also check for tagging. But I am not sure if the statement holds true for the general public.

Peter
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