US 1932 Postage Due Stamp 30c. Scott. J85a

US 1932 Postage Due Stamp 30c. Scott. J85a

Series: Postage Dues

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

Emission: Postage Due
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J85a
Stanley Gibbons (UK): D708
Michel (Germany): P50B
Yvert et Tellier (France): T50a

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

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

Stamp Colors: Scarlet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10.5

Themes: Numbers

Note:Formerly Scott J85, 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.