precanceled stamp

precanceled stamp - A postage stamp canceled by marking across the face before it is sold to mailers for use with bulk mailings. Also, a stamp designated by the USPS as a precanceled stamp without cancellation marks. Mailpieces with these stamps do not go through a canceling machine at the time of mail processing. Precanceled postage is an optional postage payment method for mailings at Presorted and automation First-Class Mail rates and at all Presorted Standard Mail (A) rates. (Also see precancel.)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • precanceled — n. stamp which is voided in advance, previously canceled stamp v. void a postage stamp, invalidate a postage stamp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precancel — precancellation, n. /pree kan seuhl/, v., precanceled, precanceling or (esp. Brit.) precancelled, precancelling, n. Philately. v.t. 1. to cancel (a stamp) before placing it on a piece of postal matter. n. 2. a precanceled stamp. [1920 25; PRE +… …   Universalium

  • precancel — [prē kan′səl] vt. precanceled or precancelled, precanceling or precancelling to cancel (a postage stamp) before use in mailing: chiefly in the past participle n. a precanceled stamp precancellation n …   English World dictionary

  • Precancel — A precanceled stamp, or precancel for short, is a postage stamp that has been cancelled before being affixed to mail. Precancels are typically used by mass mailers, who can save a postal system time and effort by prearranging to use the… …   Wikipedia

  • cancel — To render a postage stamp (except a precanceled stamp) unusable, usually at the point of original entry into the mailstream. This is done by using a facer canceler or a handstamp (for bulkie, fragile, or odd shaped mail). (Also see mail… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • control number — noun 1. : a control on a sheet of British stamps 2. : a numerical control mark on a stamp; also : a serial or catalog number of a precanceled stamp …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-mailer — noun Date: circa 1942 a folder that can be sent by mail without enclosure in an envelope by use of a gummed sticker or a precanceled stamp to hold the leaves together …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-mailer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a folder or broadside that can be sent by mail without enclosure in an envelope by use of a gummed sticker or a precanceled stamp to hold the leaves together * * * /self may leuhr/, n. an advertisement, booklet, or the like …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plate number coil — A plate number coil (PNC) is a United States postage stamp with the number of the printing plate or plates printed on it. The plate number typically appears as one or more small digits in the margin at the bottom of the stamp. The plate number… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Postal Service — This article is about the government agency. For individual post offices, see U.S. Post Office (disambiguation). For the cycling team, see Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. USPS redirects here. For the non profit boating safety and education… …   Wikipedia


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