Examples of Pen-cancelled mail

Some people who have joined the Campaign Against Pen-Cancels have sent me pictures which I shall show in this gallery.  All these have been sent to Royal Mail's Chief Executive.

Inland packet/large letter:



Four examples to Australia



Four more inland examples, three of which use the wavy-line device - and pens!
Without having them to hand it's impossible to know which came first.

 

14 March.  Four machineable letters, the lower one posted by me with a cds, which did get the machine cancel as well, but two others didn't, so nothing is guaranteed.

 

Another example which should have been cancelled at the Post Office counter, and Royal Mail really went to town on this; somebody should perhaps strive for economy in the use of pens!

 


April 6th: Even after discussion and platitudes, still happenning.  We now have Post Office Ltd engaged in this discussion as a lot of the pen-cancels arise from mail which should be cancelled at the counter.


And then there's the treatment of international registered mail which RM have to highlight - a smaller brightly coloured label would work as well or better than this photocopied monstrosity which hits the stamps nearly every time.


This one may have been vandalised by La Poste, but at least they didn't work out that it was underpaid!
 



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