Hi, I arrived home from work to find two envelopes for me. You can see them below.
One mailed from the UK. and yes as is so very common the Royal Mail vandals had an enjoyable time I am sure deliberately defacing the stamp with pen lines. The other from Hong Kong Post - quality always. A pleasure to deal with at all times.
When will the Royal Mail b*&%$%*ds start respecting the mail and the postage stamps that are used? Never it seems. I can only draw one conclusion, given for the number of mails I get like this, that these horrible, small minded vandals get their kicks defacing the postage stamps.
Royal Mail issues so many stamps to generate revenue from collectors. Collectors are turning away in droves because of the stupidly high number of issues and number of stamps in an issue and therefore the costs.
Yes, as has been said many times even modern mint full gum unused can be bought at below face. I said that would happen many years ago. It is happening. Yet Royal Mail seem intent on further driving collectors away by allowing their staff to deliberately vandalise the stamps that are used for postage. This could have been avoided. It was not because Royal Mail deliberately allow it.
Whoever used their biro on these stamps - what goes around comes around. FY