US 1912 Parcel Post Postage Due 2c. Scott. JQ2

US 1912 Parcel Post Postage Due 2c. Scott. JQ2

US 1912 stamps USPS Single-lined Watermark

Series: Parcel Post Postage Due

Issued date: 09-12-1912 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Postage Due
Watermark: USPS Single-lined (S) [Up]

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): JQ2
Stanley Gibbons (UK): PD424
Michel (Germany): PP2
Yvert et Tellier (France): CP14

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 38.1mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Dark green
Perforation: 12

Themes: Numbers

Description:- Beginning in 1879, Parcel Post Postage Dues were issued to be placed on packages to indicate insufficient postage. Understated elegance defines the 1879 Parcel Post Postage Due. 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 Parcel Post Postage Due in 1902. On March 3, 1879, an Act of Congress authorized the use of Parcel Post Postage Dues. 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.