1912 5¢ Mail Train
Issue Date: 1913
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Color: Carmine rose
Issued in 1913, expertly engraved Parcel Post issues capture the romance of days gone by. Each pictures a different mode of transportation. The 5¢ Mail Train pictures the specially designed car used to speed mail delivery. Look carefully and you’ll see a mail hook with a mailbag hanging on it. Because trains didn’t stop at every station, clerks on the train grabbed the bag as it rushed past at high speeds.
Less than a year after they were issued, Parcel Post stamps were made valid for all classes of mail until their supply ran low. Add this history to your collection – choose mint or postally used condition.