US 1931 Postage Due Stamp 5c. Scott. J83

US 1931 Postage Due Stamp 5c. Scott. J83

Series: Postage Due

Issued year: 1931
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Postage Due

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J83
Stanley Gibbons (UK): D706a

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

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

Stamp Colors: Dull carmine
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10.5

Themes: Numbers

Note:Formerly Scott J83a, 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.