Post # 1
I’ve read a ton of posts & googled about this topic & I can’t seem to figure out how it works.
Is it worth me looking for a post office that hand cancels or will it still be marked up regardless by other post offices?
I also read that zazzle.com stamps aren’t cancled b/c they have a barcode – is this true?
Post # 3
My invites were hand cancelled because they had a bow on them that made them non-machinable. I had gone to two different post offices and they both told me the same thing. I will also say that he was not delicate when he handcancelled and I was frightened for my invites!
Post # 4
As long as you physically go into the Post Office, they will hand cancel your invitations. DO NOT put them in the mailing box because they will then go through the machine. The lady at the Post Office I went to was very nice and very careful. All she did was put a stamp over the stamps and they were hand canceled 🙂
Post # 5
Some post offices won’t, even if you take them to the counter–I took 1/2 to the busy office near my work and she said No. My Fi took the other 1/2 to an office closer to our house and she handed him a stamp and let him cancel the envelopes himself. It does take a lot of time to hand cancel a stack of envelopes, so some offices don’t do it–whether it’s the policy for that particular office or if it depends on how busy the employees are at the time I don’t know.