Kansas Overprint Stamps –
Only Sold for One Year
Post Office hold-ups were common in Kansas and Nebraska during the 1920s. Robbers stole stamps and took them to other states to sell! In 1929, overprinted stamps were experimented with in hopes of making it more difficult for stolen stamps to be sold. However, unaware postal workers often refused the overprints as valid postage. The public complained, and the trial program was stopped once the existing supply was used.
The complete set of 11 Kansas Overprint stamps features designs of the Series of 1922-25 overprinted with “Kans.” Many of the Kansas Overprint stamps were printed in low quantities, including the valuable 8¢ Ulysses S. Grant stamp (U.S. #666).
Add these neat experimental stamps to your collection now.