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Paul Davey 114/04/2021 09:40:52
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I mean that if you are charged postage due because the stamps were affixed by tape then it is a worthwhile addition to the postage due mail collection. A colleague was charged £2 for an envelope with an old "1st class" Machin inscribed by the postman "forged stamp". It wasn't a forgery, just not the current colour. He could have taken up the case with Revenue Protection but it is now in my due collection!


Fred Sellars14/04/2021 11:28:39
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Thanks for your additional explanation regarding the postage due aspect Paul, it's just that your previous reply was a bit vague to understand : definitely a keeper in combination with the PD !


Gillian Hutchinson19/04/2021 23:28:58
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Fred, I don't really fancy trying to use petroleum spirit to remove sellotape or adhesive from stamps. Thankfully there haven't been too many sellotaped stamps coming through our letterbox. I probably threw them out as I don't have a pile or album dedicated to postage due envelopes. Anyway, the ones that come here are mostly from countries outside of the UK.


Fred Sellars20/04/2021 08:55:55
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Good morning Gillian, Paul was just giving a reason as to why the sellotaped stamp could be part of a collection, but in his particular case it was a case of mistaken identity with the colour of a stamp used .

As previously stated I normally bin sellotaped stamps, but sellotape is removable from stamps with a little effort and know-how. You could classify it as restoration !


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