Is it possible to un-frank stamps?

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I was once told that people used to remove the red frank from early stamps using a damp towel. I was just wondering if it i s possible to do something simular with modern stamps, using a chemical...

Not that I would re-use franked stamps...

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there might be a way to wash the stamp..

much like the way criminals wash checks, I have no idea how it is done, but I know that it easier to "wash" felt marker marks that ink. You will have to look up how it is done. I have a suggestion on a book that would teach you how to do it but, I would not only get in trouble on the AF Forums, but could possibly be jailed for passing on the info... (The only reason I know this stuff is because my brother took criminal Justice and told me what they use)

Good luck!
Please don't do anything illegal!

(P.S.: I imagine that you are a stamp Collector, so this is the reason you are asking.)

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Whats franking? The ink th

Whats franking?

The ink that gets stamped onto a stamp to "cancel" a stamp when its in transit?

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Re: Whats franking?

bobotech wrote:

Whats franking?

The ink that gets stamped onto a stamp to "cancel" a stamp when its in transit?

Yup, thats right. Its called a franked stamp when it has been marked void.

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