Is it ethical?


#1

Okay, there are worse things in the world to be concerned about, but this nags at my conscience: when you receive a letter in the mail, and the stamp hasn’t been cancelled, is it permissible to cut it off the envelope and reuse it?


#2

Someone who reuses an uncancelled stamp is availing himself of services for which he has not paid. It’s a form of petty theft. So yes, it’s unethical. It is also illegal.


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