Interesting, I never realised that doing that was against the law! I know a few people who do this to save money so I guess its handy in that sense but personally I've never done it.Oh and that Tiger stamp is gorgeous!!
I agree completely. It is super handy (and tempting) to reuse an uncanceled stamp. However, stamps aren't too expensive, so buying another one seems like a wise idea. Also, the tiger stamps are semipostal and go to a good cause. I think I may be purchasing some this upcoming week. =)
Yes, it's against the law here to, but I heard that they put some sort of liquid on the stamp to show it has been used. I am not sure though.
That is good to know! It makes sense that all areas wouldn't want you to reuse the postage. I mean, it basically means they are losing out on money..just because a small stamp didn't get crossed out. (BTW I love your official job title on your profile).
What really makes me mad is that the USPS doesn't actually cancel a lot of stamps and someone puts a huge slash of black marker across the lovely stamps, ruining them....it happens all the time. I like to soak stamps off to reuse in collages and the slash makes them useless. Cancel them don't slash them!
I agree! I hate when they slash through them with thick marker..even ball point pen. Not only does it make the stamps undesirable for collage work..but it doesn't help stamp collectors either. Think of all the envelopes that are missing their fancy cancels but instead carry a thick line through the stamp. Such a shame.
I've done it once....just to see if it would work. Wonder why they do that? And YES- buy stamps people.
I am not sure. I think they are doing it so people will not reuse the postage..but honestly, it makes the mail so much uglier when they do that. My postal people have been getting a little carried away with the postage due stamp as well. Often times they stamp with it..then realize there is proper postage. So annoying.
Just got another slashed thru stamp envelope today -- BOO!!!!
How Could You Tell It Was Used Before??