#J1 – 1879 1c Postage Due Stamp

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Get the First U.S. Postage Due Stamp
Affordable Postal History

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!

 Postage Due Stamps

 Postage Due stamps were authorized in 1879 and were unique, since they were the first 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 a 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 that the numerals were featured in a half-circle.  The following year, in 1931, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing changed the format of some of the stamps slightly – a horizontal format was used as opposed to the vertical one used previously.  The design remained the same, however.

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

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  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

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  • 2017 Commemorative Year Set 2017 U.S. Commemorative Year Set

    Get every US commemorative stamp issued in 2017.  Each stamp showcases important history, people, and events from American culture.  With this set you'll receive stamps from popular series like Lunar New Year and Love.  Plus you'll receive the Nebraska and Mississippi Statehood stamps, Dorothy Height, John F. Kennedy, and more.  It's the convenient and affordable way to keep your collection up to date.

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  • 1847 5¢ Benjamin Franklin, red-brown, thin bluish wove paper, imperforate U.S. #1 - First U.S. Postage Stamp

    On July 1, 1847, the first US postage stamps went on sale.  The 5¢ issue of 1847 (US #1) features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, the man responsible for organizing America's postal service back in the 1700s.  Postal clerks used scissors to cut the stamps from sheets, as perforations weren't in use yet.  Today, US #1 is a valued piece of American postal history and a lucky find in any condition.

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Get the First U.S. Postage Due Stamp
Affordable Postal History

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!

 Postage Due Stamps

 Postage Due stamps were authorized in 1879 and were unique, since they were the first 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 a 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 that the numerals were featured in a half-circle.  The following year, in 1931, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing changed the format of some of the stamps slightly – a horizontal format was used as opposed to the vertical one used previously.  The design remained the same, however.

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