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Free royal mail stamps 1st and 2nd class

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adamrwood4y, 8m agoPosted 4 years, 8 months ago
It seems at the minute with the busy christmas period the Royal Mail aren't postmarking the envelopes so any christmas cards you get through, check the envelopes and peel/cut the stamps off and use them again!! I have had quite a few this past week.
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adamrwood4y, 8m agoPosted 4 years, 8 months ago
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t0mm#1
subscribed.
Ilnf#2
Wow that's a fantastic idea
cookiemonster83#3
Regardless of the fact that people have been doing this regularly since before long before I was born, it's all somewhat irrelevant as all stamps sold nowadays have measures to prevent this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5400999/Royal-Mail-launches-tamper-proof-stamp.html
nikkib123#4
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx354/claDM/GIF/whatFRIENDS.gif
Mallinersha#5
Weird, just got a load of Xmas cards in the post and low and behold, no franking!

FREE STAMPS AHOY!
GAVINLEWISHUKD#6
Mallinersha
Weird, just got a load of Xmas cards in the post and low and behold, no franking!

FREE STAMPS AHOY!


Have you looked it they have been marked? Hold the stamp at an angle and look to see if it has a stripe down the stamp.
cookiemonster83#7
dcx_badass
cookiemonster83
Regardless of the fact that people have been doing this regularly since before long before I was born, it's all somewhat irrelevant as all stamps sold nowadays have measures to prevent this:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5400999/Royal-Mail-launches-tamper-proof-stamp.html


That doesn't even work, I can get them off fine.


To be fair, I haven't tried. I just presumed they work efficiently enough that it's more grief than it's worth!

Edited By: cookiemonster83 on Dec 11, 2010 14:00
harlzter 1 Like #8
cookiemonster83
Regardless of the fact that people have been doing this regularly since before long before I was born, it's all somewhat irrelevant as all stamps sold nowadays have measures to prevent this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5400999/Royal-Mail-launches-tamper-proof-stamp.html


The anti-tamper thing is epic fail.

Tip: The best way to remove them is lob them in the freezer for a while the stamps come off a doddle as the glue weakens.

Our postie is a git though because if he notices one unfranked he scribbles on it with biro.
bykergrovebanned#9
Or, you could get a better job and pay for things you use so the service doesn't deteriorate further.
Mallinersha#10
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Mallinersha
Weird, just got a load of Xmas cards in the post and low and behold, no franking!FREE STAMPS AHOY!
Have you looked it they have been marked? Hold the stamp at an angle and look to see if it has a stripe down the stamp.

No franking on any of the stamps or anywhere near the stamp on the envelopes.
Bully#11
Up to a few years ago this was considered treason, you could have been hanged for it now its just plain old fraud so lost some of its magic.
anewman 2 Likes #12
bykergrove
Or, you could get a better job and pay for things you use so the service doesn't deteriorate further.

Any job is better than no job. Got any positions vacant? Willing to work for minimum wage, do unpaid overtime and basically pull my trousers down and bend over.
belch 1 Like #13
Used to cover them with a film of soapy water back in the day. I had a mate who always drew a stamp-sized cartoon of the queen with Kween written under it & they always got through!
Bully#14
Also you no longer can be prosecuted for posting letters with stamps/queens head upside down so all you rebels out there know what to do
Squelds#15
Strange... you put up a post regarding copying DS/PS3/Xbox games and youre burned down for being a dirty rotten filthy pirate... yet you commit fraud on the back of our own Royal Mail service and everyones 'yeh, weyhey, nice one' lol !

Have to admit though... may have to keep check haha :{
GAVINLEWISHUKD#16
Mallinersha
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Mallinersha
Weird, just got a load of Xmas cards in the post and low and behold, no franking!FREE STAMPS AHOY!
Have you looked it they have been marked? Hold the stamp at an angle and look to see if it has a stripe down the stamp.


No franking on any of the stamps or anywhere near the stamp on the envelopes.


Well there wont be any ink franking on the envelope with electronic franking. Just had a look at at the stamps on the post I have and they have all been marked. You must have been lucky or you have not checked properly.
newbie1001 2 Likes #17
May be free for you but not so free for the person receiving your letter with a £1+ payment noticed due to invalid postage if it registers as used
Predikuesi#18
I'm too honest, so would not do if I had to, I get free postage stamps anyway :)

Edited By: Predikuesi on Dec 11, 2010 16:33
Mallinersha#19
GAVINLEWISHUKD
You must have been lucky

Me and the OP :thumbsup:
sameena1#20
Lol most of my post never gets ink stamped, I always reuse the stamps lol I can't remember the last time I bought a stamp

Edited By: sameena1 on Dec 11, 2010 22:40: .

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