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Author:  Robinr [ Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Posted out of course

Dear Registered Mail experts,

As I understand it, 'Posted out of course' means that somebody has crossed a cover with blue lines to register a letter, affixed the correct value postage stamps, but dropped the letter in a post box - instead of being handed over to the post office person - presumably because the post office was closed. The letter was then regarded as having been posted incorrectly and surcharged the cost of a registration.

The attached cover has been marked as posted out of course and surcharged 3d.

This is actually the only cover I have like this, and I can find virtually no reference to the system in the literature. So I have nothing to help me with my question...

What puzzles me is that the letter has a registered label affixed, and a number written on it. I take this to indicate that the letter was registered in a post office. Should I then infer that the person sending the letter walked out of the post office and dropped it into a post box?

Is the cover all in order?

Thanks very much for any help.


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Author:  Robinr [ Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Transfer from previous board: original post 1381

To Stephen Sayers,

Dear Stephen, as the KGVI expert, could you kindly answer the above query for me please? I know it is a query about registered mail, but my interest really is KGVI covers. Thanks a ton,

Robin Restall

Author:  bobphillifent [ Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Transfer from previous board: original post 1804

Dear RobinR. This enquiry seems to have gone unanswered, at least I can't find an answer to it. So perhaps I might be able to assist. This cover correctly paid for postage and registration fee, was presumably found in an ordinary letter box(in the Brighton area) crossed with blue lines. ie. POOC! The registration label was applied by the Post Office staff in the Brighton Post Office (132=Brighton). Fined 3d(the then registration fee) and directed to the registration stream in the system.It was delivred as a registered letter and the recipient had to pay 3d.

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