pre-cancelled

precancel

[pree-kan-suhl] Philately.
verb (used with object), precanceled, precanceling or (especially British) precancelled, precancelling.
1.
to cancel (a stamp) before placing it on a piece of postal matter.
noun
2.
a precanceled stamp.

Origin:
1920–25; pre- + cancel

precancellation, noun
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precancel (priːˈkænsəl)
 
vb , (US) -cels, -celling, -celled, -cels, -celing, -celed
1.  (tr) to cancel (postage stamps) before placing them on mail
 
n
2.  a precancelled stamp
 
precancel'lation
 
n

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