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A free frank handstamp was applied in Great Britain under the Franking System (until 1840) by which free postage was enjoyed by members of parliament.
The stamp was used to indicate that the piece was to be carried free of charge.

Free Frank - the right to send mail without payment of postage. Usually indicated by a signature where a stamp is usually affixed.

Free franking is usually limited to soldiers' mail during wartime or selected government officials.
Postage stamps, postage meter stamps and computer-generated postage are modern methods of franking a letter.

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Free Frank - A handstamp applied under the Franking System (until 1840, free postage was enjoyed by Members of Parliament) to indicate that the item is to be carried free of charge.

The USPS even has the historic B Free Franklin post office in Old City, Philadelphia on the chopping block.

A stamp, mark or signature that shows payment of postage on a piece of mail. (A signature, with no stamp or paid marking, is called a free frank. Free franks are available to congress and the President.) [Back to top]
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Franks may be written, hand-stamped, imprinted or affixed. Free franking is usually limited to soldiers' mail or selected government correspondence. Postage stamp and postage meter stamps are modern methods of franking a letter.

An indication on a cover that postage is prepaid, partially prepaid or that the letter is to be carried free of postage. Franks may be written, handstamped, imprinted or affixed. Free franking is usually limited to government correspondence or ...

Frank, Franking: An indication on a cover that postage is prepaid, partially prepaid or that the letter is to be carried free of postage. Franks may be written, handstamped, imprinted or affixed. Free franking is usually limited to government ...

See also: See also: Stamp, Frank, Cover, Used, Cancel

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