Could this Stamp be used?

I found this in a cupboard in my kitchen, not sure if its been used before, but the rear doesnt feel sticky,

Its a £5 Stamp, is it still useable?

Pics in next post (1 with + 1 without) flash.

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Original Poster

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I have used stamps from an old collection in the past with no problems (even half pence ones!). As long as they are decimal, I think you are OK.

I would have thought it would be ok, £5 sterling is still in existance, so don't see why not

Original Poster

£2.50 delivered anyone? :whistling:

I heard its legal tender? so you could go into a shop and buy £5 worth of goods using the stamp:|

(they wont, but by law they should accpet it I think)

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harvie316;1580316

I heard its legal tender? so you could go into a shop and buy £5 worth of … I heard its legal tender? so you could go into a shop and buy £5 worth of goods using the stamp:|(they wont, but by law they should accpet it I think)


I wouldn't be impressed if i worked in a shop :w00t:

harvie316;1580316

I heard its legal tender? so you could go into a shop and buy £5 worth of … I heard its legal tender? so you could go into a shop and buy £5 worth of goods using the stamp:|(they wont, but by law they should accpet it I think)



wow would love to see the shop keepers face when they said "£4.98 please" and you had over a stamp lol

Yes, you can use it, but why not go to your local post office and exchange it for 1st and 2nd class stamps.

David Brent: In fact, a postage stamp is legal tender. A bus driver would … David Brent: In fact, a postage stamp is legal tender. A bus driver would have to accept that as currency.Tim: Yeah, that'd happen.Gareth: Well, if he doesn't, report him.Tim: Yeah, I'll report him while I'm walking home.



:lol:

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Predikuesi;1580337

Yes, you can use it, but why not go to your local post office and … Yes, you can use it, but why not go to your local post office and exchange it for 1st and 2nd class stamps.


I'm worried they might decide it has been used and take me round the back and "beat me" :x

ctuk;1580353

I'm worried they might decide it has been used and take me round the back … I'm worried they might decide it has been used and take me round the back and "beat me" :x




I would think the same actually. If i were you i would stick it on the next parcel you have to send and use it that way:thumbsup:

In my local post office the other day I saw a box saying please put your used stamps in here for charity. Now what I want to know is how can the charity make any money out of them? Surely they can't re-use them, not legally anyway.

Are they relying on getting the odd rare stamp and selling them to collectors? Can't imagine they're going to get enough to make it worth searching through them.

My daughter collects used stamps for the guide dogs association, she gives them to the school library who send them all on.

suze;1580434

My daughter collects used stamps for the guide dogs association, she … My daughter collects used stamps for the guide dogs association, she gives them to the school library who send them all on.



But how does anyone make any money out of them???

Benjimoron;1580420

In my local post office the other day I saw a box saying please put your … In my local post office the other day I saw a box saying please put your used stamps in here for charity. Now what I want to know is how can the charity make any money out of them? Surely they can't re-use them, not legally anyway.Are they relying on getting the odd rare stamp and selling them to collectors? Can't imagine they're going to get enough to make it worth searching through them.


YEA WTF DO THEY DO WITH THEM?;-)

raptorcigs;1580454

YEA WTF DO THEY DO WITH THEM?;-)

JUST FOUND THIS

They're sold in bulk. Stamp collectors call this 'kiloware'. The collectors then sort through them looking for anything distinctive. This might mean slight colour variations, unusual types of perforation, minor printing errors, inverted or sideways watermarks, rare postmarks, missing or incorrect phosphor bands, . . . .and dozens of other things.

raptorcigs;1580481

JUST FOUND THIS They're sold in bulk. Stamp collectors call this … JUST FOUND THIS They're sold in bulk. Stamp collectors call this 'kiloware'. The collectors then sort through them looking for anything distinctive. This might mean slight colour variations, unusual types of perforation, minor printing errors, inverted or sideways watermarks, rare postmarks, missing or incorrect phosphor bands, . . . .and dozens of other things.



That must take for EVER!!!!

you can only use it if it hasn't been used before.
if, as RM puts it, "the service has been provided before" and you try to reuse it you are commiting an offence (although it's very unlikely they would - or could - find out whether it has been used before).

schaf;1580530

you can only use it if it hasn't been used before.if, as RM puts it, "the … you can only use it if it hasn't been used before.if, as RM puts it, "the service has been provided before" and you try to reuse it you are commiting an offence (although it's very unlikely they would - or could - find out whether it has been used before).



Many years ago myself and a friend used to send each other computer games through the post. Always used the same 'custom' jiffy bag (covered in load of brown tape) and the same stamps, covered with about 5 layers of sellotape. A quick wipe over with lighter fluid and good as new :lol:

Banned

Take it to your post office and ask for a refund. If it hasnt been used then you are quite within your rights. All the ungummed ones on ebay (e.g 20 1st class stamps for a fiver) have all been used but not franked so people use them again.

Illegal but the RM's fault for not marking them. I bought a load of these and they have never failed to be delivered.

Shengis;1580550

Many years ago myself and a friend used to send each other computer games … Many years ago myself and a friend used to send each other computer games through the post. Always used the same 'custom' jiffy bag (covered in load of brown tape) and the same stamps, covered with about 5 layers of sellotape. A quick wipe over with lighter fluid and good as new :lol:



LOL Always interesting to see the inner workings of the criminal masterminds. A masterclass indeed ! :p:p

(put's sellotape on this weeks shopping list) :whistling:

Banned

hottoshop;1580662

LOL Always interesting to see the inner workings of the criminal … LOL Always interesting to see the inner workings of the criminal masterminds. A masterclass indeed ! :p:p(put's sellotape on this weeks shopping list) :whistling:


Big LOL!

Voted Hot :-D

hottoshop;1580662

LOL Always interesting to see the inner workings of the criminal … LOL Always interesting to see the inner workings of the criminal masterminds. A masterclass indeed ! :p:p



And that must have been 20 years ago, imagine my prowess these days:-D:whistling:;-)

I work in a post office and no way would we refund or exchange this for 1st &2nd class stamps. Not where I work anyway. Never heard of stamps being used as legal tender either.

Original Poster

LJM;1580857

I work in a post office and no way would we refund or exchange this for … I work in a post office and no way would we refund or exchange this for 1st &2nd class stamps. Not where I work anyway. Never heard of stamps being used as legal tender either.


Would you assault someone if they tried?

ctuk;1580897

Would you assault someone if they tried?



lol

LJM;1580857

I work in a post office and no way would we refund or exchange this for … I work in a post office and no way would we refund or exchange this for 1st &2nd class stamps. Not where I work anyway. Never heard of stamps being used as legal tender either.


Correctamundo....the swap for other values of stamps...bull! The legal tender in a shop....bull! All stamps are now scanned at the sorting office, so you would'nt get away with using stamps over and over again, and the recipient would face a handling charge and the postage cost if you were to do this. You are well within your rights to stick the stamp on a parcel and use it that way for postage though....
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