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Subject: Weird mail date
Date Posted: 9/18/2012 5:19 PM ET
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A book I requested on 3 Sept arrived today, but the postage label purchased at an APC was dated 30 July--- no other dates were evident as the cancellation marks were just straight lines of ink, not the circular one I am used to.
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/18/2012 5:46 PM ET
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You can purchase APC postage and use it later. Sounds like that's what happened here.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 7:29 PM ET
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You'd just leave the postmark date empty because there is none. I've use APC stamps months later quite often. Its a purchased on date, not a post mark.

Date Posted: 9/18/2012 9:18 PM ET
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What they said, UPC is a bit like forever stamps.  You can buy now and use later.  Just leave the date blank on those.

The APC or counter postage dated a week or two after the mailing date?...ugh.

Last Edited on: 9/18/12 9:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/22/2012 8:58 AM ET
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Thanks, since I only use the APC when I'm mailing out Raok packages that need extra postage, I don't use it that often and didn't know I could "hold" the postage to use at a later time.