On Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:47:54 -0400, "Victor Manta"
> sharpened a crayon and wrote:
>"Sir F.A. Rien" wrote in message
>>New Zealand Post has stopped canceling stamps on mail — at least
>Other postal authorities have done some of this canccel 'skipping',
>notably Great Britain. The result is 'action' by postal clerks to
>'cancel' those stamps using ballpoint pens, sharpies or any other
>means at hand, including ripping portions of the stamps 'to deface
>Another gummint 'nail in the coffin' of stamp collecting.
>This is not about manually damaging the stamps that weren't cancelled by the
>standard automatic devices but about somehow marking the stamps as used by a
>kind of invisible ink jet spitting device.
>You're right about "Another gummint 'nail in the coffin' of stamp
>collecting", it's exactly this.
>It will open a new collecting era of "Spit or Not Spit stamps". A cheap spit
>detecting device (about £199.99) will be sold by Stanley Gibbons to advanced