US 1913 Parcel Post 'Mail Train' 5c. Scott. Q5

US 1913 Parcel Post 'Mail Train' 5c. Scott. Q5

US 1913 stamps USPS Single-lined Watermark

Series: Parcel Post- Colonies Postage Due with Overpint

Stamp details: Mail Train and Bag On Rack

Issued date: 13-07-1913 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Parcel Post
Watermark: USPS Single-lined (S) [Up]

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): Q5
Stanley Gibbons (UK): P427
Michel (Germany): PK5
Yvert et Tellier (France): CP5

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Carmine rose
Perforation: line 12

Themes: Train, Locomotive, Railway, Postal Service, Postal Traffic

Total print: 108,154,000 (estimate)

Description:- Parcel post is a postal service for mail that is too heavy for normal letter post. It is usually slower than letter post. The development of the parcel post is closely connected with the development of the railway network which enabled parcels to be carried in bulk, to a regular schedule and at economic prices. Today, many parcels also travel by road and international shipments may travel by sea or airmail.