US 1932 Postage Due Stamp 30c. Scott. J85

US 1932 Postage Due Stamp 30c. Scott. J85

Series: Postage Dues

Issued date: 18-10-1932 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 30c.

Emission: Postage Due

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J85

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 J85a, 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.