#F1 – 1911 10c Registration Stamp, ultramarine

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$105.00
$105.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$15.00
$15.00
- Unused Stamp (small flaws)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$65.00
$65.00
- Used Stamp (small flaws)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$9.00FREE with 1,110 points!
$9.00
4 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM75027x31mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50

Striking 1911 Registry Stamp

Get the Only U.S. Registration Stamp Ever Issued!


First And Only U.S. Registration Stamp 

On December 1, 1911, the U.S. Post Office Department issued its first and only Registration stamp.

The U.S. first implemented a registered letter system on July 1, 1855. For the next 56 years, mailers could pay the registration fee, which ranged from five to twenty cents over these years, with cash or stamps.

Though there wasn’t a Registered Mail stamp issued during this time, there were Post Office Seals, also known as Official Seals. They had no franking power, meaning they didn’t pay for the delivery of mail, but they did serve an important purpose. The first official seals had one specific role: to seal large “registered packages” containing registered letters that were being transported, thereby preventing tampering with this very secure class of mail.

Then on December 1, 1911, the Post Office issued U.S. #F1, America’s first and only registration stamp for the prepayment of registry fees. This new stamp could only be used to pay the registry fee and was not valid for regular postage. When used in addition to regular postage, this stamp provided special care and handling for an extra fee for a letter or package. Upon receiving the item, the addressee was required to sign a receipt.

There was some confusion among users and postal clerks around these stamps, which led to their misuse. As a result, the Postmaster General abolished the Registration stamp in 1913, but allowed the remaining stock to be used up. After that, the registration fee could be paid by using regular postage stamps.

A similar stamp was issued in 1955. The 15¢ Certified Mail stamp, #FA1. Certified Mail is a form of registration – it gives mail special protection and provides the sender with proof of delivery. A single stamp was issued June 6, 1955, to inaugurate the Certified Mail Service. This was used in addition to the regular postage and required the recipient to sign for his letter or package upon delivery.

Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamp - Holiday Delights 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Holiday Delights

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 4 new Forever stamps picturing Holiday Delights.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $4.50- $21.50
    BUY NOW
  • 2019 Giant US Commemorative Collection, 212 mint stamps 2019 Giant US Commemorative Collection of 212 Mint Stamps
    Save time and money with this year-set.  You'll receive every US commemorative stamp with a major Scott number issued in 2019 in one order.  Plus, get the seven mint sheets pictured in our 2019 Heirloom Supplement.  It's the easy way to keep your collection up to date. 
    $219.95
    BUY NOW
  • US Definitive Collection - 650 Used Stamps US Definitive Collection - 650 Used Stamps
    Act now to get an instant collection of 650 used U.S. definitive stamps in one easy order! Definitive stamps are the backbone of the U.S. postal system and essential additions to your collection. Take advantage of this money-saving offer and make your collection grow fast.
    $32.95
    BUY NOW

Striking 1911 Registry Stamp

Get the Only U.S. Registration Stamp Ever Issued!


First And Only U.S. Registration Stamp 

On December 1, 1911, the U.S. Post Office Department issued its first and only Registration stamp.

The U.S. first implemented a registered letter system on July 1, 1855. For the next 56 years, mailers could pay the registration fee, which ranged from five to twenty cents over these years, with cash or stamps.

Though there wasn’t a Registered Mail stamp issued during this time, there were Post Office Seals, also known as Official Seals. They had no franking power, meaning they didn’t pay for the delivery of mail, but they did serve an important purpose. The first official seals had one specific role: to seal large “registered packages” containing registered letters that were being transported, thereby preventing tampering with this very secure class of mail.

Then on December 1, 1911, the Post Office issued U.S. #F1, America’s first and only registration stamp for the prepayment of registry fees. This new stamp could only be used to pay the registry fee and was not valid for regular postage. When used in addition to regular postage, this stamp provided special care and handling for an extra fee for a letter or package. Upon receiving the item, the addressee was required to sign a receipt.

There was some confusion among users and postal clerks around these stamps, which led to their misuse. As a result, the Postmaster General abolished the Registration stamp in 1913, but allowed the remaining stock to be used up. After that, the registration fee could be paid by using regular postage stamps.

A similar stamp was issued in 1955. The 15¢ Certified Mail stamp, #FA1. Certified Mail is a form of registration – it gives mail special protection and provides the sender with proof of delivery. A single stamp was issued June 6, 1955, to inaugurate the Certified Mail Service. This was used in addition to the regular postage and required the recipient to sign for his letter or package upon delivery.