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Msg: 969020
Subject: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: condoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 12:37 PM
P-4F-74M-784
I have a question about the taped envelopes. I place a piece of paper with the edges taped down, and corner folded in the stamp area. Then I place my stamps on it so that they can be easily removed and new stamps replaced. Also to keep the cancellation stripes from messing up my envelop.

This week I received my envelope back with triple cancellation- two in the corner all over the stamp area and BEYOND and one in the opposite corner. All of which were much larger than normal. I am concerned that with the cancellation marks my envelope will not be processed. I don't know if anyone has any ideas on how to salvage my envelope for reuse? Or any ideas on how to prevent this in the future?

Thanks!
Msg: 969023
Topcollector Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 1:21 PM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
Sounds like the clerk was stamp happy. Maybe some white-out or just scribble over the marks. I've seen scribbing on envelopes I've received. It shouldn't affect future mailings.
Msg: 969024
Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: jlsd0218ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 1:41 PM
P-120F-574M-104
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
Honestly, mine come back with all kinds of cancellations on them and nothing has ever been said nor do I have any issues with mailings. You can try to use hand sanitizer to remove the marks...

Hope this helps!!
Msg: 969026
dancingpecan Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 2:02 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
No idea on preventing it in the future, but if you are concerned about problems with using the envelope again, you can cut a a piece of paper to the size of the front of the envelope and tape it in place using packing tape. I did that after we moved... put my new mailing address and return address on it before taping it down, then covered the whole thing with strips of packing tape that went around to the back side. That envelope has been used from our apartment in NY to our house in Louisiana, and now our house in Oregon.

dp
Msg: 969030
aMAZEing adventure frog Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: aMAZEing adventure frogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 2:49 PM
P-507F-3611M-1018Premium
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
yes, i agree with using alcohol to remove the marks, or StazOn stamp cleaner or GooBegone
Msg: 969035
Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: FunnyMingoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 3:24 PM
P-27F-53M-325
Reply to: Msg 969030 by aMAZEing adventure frog
I use alcohol to remove stamping and perm. marker too. As long as it is on a slick surface, it works well.
Msg: 969043
Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: condoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 3, 2018 6:23 PM
P-4F-74M-784
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
Thanks everyone!
Msg: 969149
Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: condoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2018 6:12 AM
P-4F-74M-784
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
alcohol worked amazingly!!!
Msg: 969153
Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: SnarkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2018 8:09 AM
M-8
Reply to: Msg 969149 by condo
alcohol worked amazingly!!!

To help remove the cancellation strips, or to help you to not care? 🍺🍹🍾
Msg: 969154
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2018 8:14 AM
P-94F-302M-787Premium
Reply to: Msg 969153 by Snark
The cancellation marks won’t matter so long as they aren’t on the stamps.

To help remove the cancellation strips, or to help you to not care?

👍 That’s hilarious!!!
Msg: 969159
Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: condoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2018 11:11 AM
P-4F-74M-784
Reply to: Msg 969154 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
I knew I was using the wrong flavor/brand..............

got to love it!!!
Msg: 969162
BrockBrood Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: BrockBroodProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2018 12:35 PM
P-125F-770M-439Premium
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
Also, use a dry erase marker and scribble on the cancellation marks. Then use the dry eraser and they come right off.
Msg: 969164
IrishRef Subject: Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2018 1:52 PM
P-450F-1597M-4509
Reply to: Msg 969020 by condo
Tape a piece of paper over the extra postmarks. particularly if it hit an untapped area.
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