US 1884 Postage Due Stamp 30c. Scott. J20


US 1884 Postage Due Stamp 30c. Scott. J20


Series: 1884 Postage Due Printing

Issued date: 01-01-1884 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 30c.
Emission: Postage Due
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J20
Stanley Gibbons (UK): D226
Michel (Germany): P6b
Yvert et Tellier (France): T13

Stamp Colors: Red 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.