#J22-23 – 1891 1c & 2c Postage Due - 2 stamps

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It's always nice when you can add a new type of stamp to your U.S. collection for under $2.00...  Especially when it's over 130 years old and full of interesting postal history.  the good news is here you get two stamps instead of one, the first two stamps in the 1891 series of Postage Dues. 

As always, when we discovered a couple of small imperfections on these stamps, we reduced their price.  Thse tiny flaws don't detract from the stamps' beauty or collectibility, but do save you money!  

Read on to discover the story behind U.S. Postage Due stamps…

U.S. Postage Due stamps were authorized in 1879 (20 years after they were introduced in France).  They were unique since they were the first U.S. stamps issued which didn’t prepay for the delivery of mail.  Instead, they denoted the amount of postage due on mail that was insufficiently prepaid.  This amount was paid not by the sender, but rather by the recipient of the letter.

Designed solely for functional purposes, the stamps were plain with large numerals indicating the amount to be paid.  For twenty-five years, this design remained unchanged – although the colors varied from brown to red brown to a deep red.  These first issues were printed by the American Bank Note Company and were released on July 1, 1879.

 In 1894, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing took over the contract for producing the Postage Due stamps, and the design changed slightly.  While the early issues featured the numeral in an oval, these new releases had the value figure in a diamond.

 In 1930, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing changed the designs so the numerals were featured in a half-circle.  The following year, the Bureau changed the format of some of the stamps slightly – a horizontal format was used as opposed to the previous vertical one.  The design remained the same. 

In 1959, Postage Due stamps were printed in two colors for the first time.  The designs on these issues were similar to the 1930-31 stamps.  However, the border and background were printed in carmine rose, while the numerals were printed in black.  In addition to the color change, new values were used.  In 1985, Postage Due stamps were discontinued by the Postal Service and are now obsolete.

Now you know all about Postage Due stamps.  Order yours today! 

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It's always nice when you can add a new type of stamp to your U.S. collection for under $2.00...  Especially when it's over 130 years old and full of interesting postal history.  the good news is here you get two stamps instead of one, the first two stamps in the 1891 series of Postage Dues. 

As always, when we discovered a couple of small imperfections on these stamps, we reduced their price.  Thse tiny flaws don't detract from the stamps' beauty or collectibility, but do save you money!  

Read on to discover the story behind U.S. Postage Due stamps…

U.S. Postage Due stamps were authorized in 1879 (20 years after they were introduced in France).  They were unique since they were the first U.S. stamps issued which didn’t prepay for the delivery of mail.  Instead, they denoted the amount of postage due on mail that was insufficiently prepaid.  This amount was paid not by the sender, but rather by the recipient of the letter.

Designed solely for functional purposes, the stamps were plain with large numerals indicating the amount to be paid.  For twenty-five years, this design remained unchanged – although the colors varied from brown to red brown to a deep red.  These first issues were printed by the American Bank Note Company and were released on July 1, 1879.

 In 1894, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing took over the contract for producing the Postage Due stamps, and the design changed slightly.  While the early issues featured the numeral in an oval, these new releases had the value figure in a diamond.

 In 1930, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing changed the designs so the numerals were featured in a half-circle.  The following year, the Bureau changed the format of some of the stamps slightly – a horizontal format was used as opposed to the previous vertical one.  The design remained the same. 

In 1959, Postage Due stamps were printed in two colors for the first time.  The designs on these issues were similar to the 1930-31 stamps.  However, the border and background were printed in carmine rose, while the numerals were printed in black.  In addition to the color change, new values were used.  In 1985, Postage Due stamps were discontinued by the Postal Service and are now obsolete.

Now you know all about Postage Due stamps.  Order yours today!