US 1879 Postage Due Stamp 50c. Scott. J7


US 1879 Postage Due Stamp 50c. Scott. J7


Series: 1879 American Bank Note Co. Postage Due

Issued date: 19-09-1879 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 50c.
Emission: Postage Due
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J7
Stanley Gibbons (UK): D213
Michel (Germany): P7a
Yvert et Tellier (France): T7

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Printer: American Bank Note Co.

Stamp Colors: Brown
Perforation: line 12

Themes: Numbers

Description:- Beginning in 1879, Postage Due stamps were issued to be placed on packages to indicate insufficient postage. Understated elegance defines the 1879 Postage Due stamp. It features an ornate numeral and simple frame executed in finely crafted engraving. Its beauty was appreciated Ė Australia duplicated the same design for its first Postage Due stamp in 1902. On March 3, 1879, an Act of Congress authorized the use of Postage Due stamps. These stamps were unique, since they were the first US stamps that didnít prepay for the delivery of mail. Instead, they denoted the amount of postage to be collected by the person receiving the mail because it was insufficiently prepaid.