Can you tape over a stamp?

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  1. JonTheBaller

    JonTheBaller Golden Member

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    I put a stamp on an envelope, and I ended up not needing it. It lost it's stickiness. Can I tape it to an envelope? Does this somehow affect the processing of a stamp? I don't have any glue around...
     
  2. Bryophyte

    Bryophyte Lifer

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    Nope, I remember someone at the post office saying you couldn't tape over a stamp because the cancellation machine won't cancel it properly. Borrow some glue if you can.
     
  3. NFS4

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    Yes. You're fine as long as it hasn't been postmarked

    **Edit** Well, it's always worked for me.
     
  4. TheShiz

    TheShiz Diamond Member

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    i did this once and the letter was returned, you can trade the stamp for a new one at the post office, or glue.
     
  5. SuepaFly

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    Same here. It came back to me. Just glue it, too much work to return it for 37 cents.
     
  6. BlueWeasel

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    Same here...I've done this several times and I've never had a letter returned to me.

     
  7. Noirish

    Noirish Diamond Member

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    there is a reason for not allowing it.
    you can always wipe the processing stamp off the tape and reuse the stamp again.
    i remember hearing someone doing it intentionally, the person got caught and some legal stuff of course.
     
  8. hevnsnt

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    use a glue stick.
     
  9. DrPizza

    DrPizza Administrator Elite Member Goat Whisperer
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    <--- this'll work!

    Tape over the stamp,
    address the envelope to yourself.
    Then, put the recipient's address in the return address area...

    Since you have no interest in using the stamp again, you didn't rip off the post office (committing a felony).
    (although, they'll still probably be able to trump up some other felony charge if you get caught)
     
  10. shimsham

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    now thats frugal.:beer:
     
  11. Howard

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    Like, hmm, fraud.
     
  12. silverpig

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    No no no, you never put your address on it. Put some bogus address on it that doesn't exist, that way you know for sure it won't get delivered.

    n00b.


    :p

    :D
     
  13. mugs

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    That only works if you're mailing it to someone in your own zip code. If not, it won't get past your post office (they're not stupid).

    If you do that, put it in one of those big blue mailboxes.