US 1931 Postage Due Stamp 1c. Scott. J80

US 1931 Postage Due Stamp 1c. Scott. J80

Series: Postage Due

Issued year: 1931 ? (date of issue unknown)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Postage Due
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J80
Stanley Gibbons (UK): D703
Michel (Germany): P45B
Yvert et Tellier (France): T45a

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press (dry plate printing)

Stamp Colors: Dull carmine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10.5

Themes: Numbers

Note:Formerly Scott J80a, renumbered by Scott in the 2020 edition of the catalogue.

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.