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The Netherlands returns to “old-fashioned” cancellations

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CancellationsThe steady decline of mail sent in the Netherlands has lead PostNL to a new “innovation”: the withdrawal of rubber stamps at postal service desks as of 1 January 2017. This does not affect regular mail, but only registered mail and parcels, which are almost always paid for at the desks or through a franking machine.
Regular mail will still be cancelled through the sorting machines, but registered mail and parcels franked with stamps will have an old-fashioned cancellation “by a pen-stroke”, just like the mailmen of the 19th century used to do.

Cancellation by pen
This is how registered shipments are ‘cancelled’ from now on.
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On some post offices the stamps are still cancelled. Post offices could send a request to keep their rubber stamp.

 

In some occasions post offices decide not to cancel at all.
In some occasions post offices decide not to cancel at all.

 

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