US 1959 Postage Due Stamp 50c. Scott. J99

US 1959 Postage Due Stamp 50c. Scott. J99

Series: Postage Due

Issued date: 19-06-1959 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 50c.

Emission: Postage Due
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): J99
Stanley Gibbons (UK): D1144
Michel (Germany): P65
Yvert et Tellier (France): T65

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 22mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Carmine rose
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝

Themes: Numbers

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 – 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 didn’t 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.