The U.S. Parcel Post Stamps – Designs of 1913

The Parcel Post and the Parcel Post Postage Due stamps were printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing using 180 subject flat plates on single-line watermarked paper and were perforated 12. The sheets were cut into four panes of 45 stamps before delivery to Post Offices.

1¢ Post Office Clerk
2¢ City Mail Carrier
3¢ Railway Postal Clerk
4¢ Rural Mail Carrier
5¢ Mail Train
10¢ Ship & Mail Tender
15¢ Automobile Service
20¢ Mail Via Aeroplane
25¢ Manufacturing Plant
50¢ Dairy Farming
75¢ Harvesting
$1 Fruit Growing

The Parcel Post Postage Due Stamps of 1913

Cat. # Numbers for the Parcel Post and Parcel Post Postage Due Designs of 1913

Parcel Post Stamps of 1913

Cat. # Q1 –   1¢ Post Office Clerk Sorting Mail – Carmine rose, carmine

Cat. # Q2 –   2¢ City Mail Carrier Making a Delivery – Carmine rose, carmine

Cat. # Q2a –  Lake – 2¢ Lake

Cat. # Q2b –  Carmine Lake – 2¢ Carmine lake

Cat. # Q3 –   3¢ Railway Postal Clerk Catching Mail – Carmine to deep carmine

Cat. # Q4 –   4¢ Rural Mail Carrier with Horse and Buggy – Carmine rose, carmine

Cat. # Q5 –   5¢ Mail Train Approaching Mail Bag on Rack – Carmine rose, carmine

Cat. # Q6 –   10¢ Steamship with Mail Tender at Side in the N.Y. Harbor – Carmine rose, carmine

Cat. # Q7 –   15¢ Mail Carrier Delivering via Automobile Service – Carmine rose, carmine

Cat. # Q8 –   20¢ Aeroplane Carrying Mail – Carmine rose, carmine.

The last four, higher value, Parcel Post stamps honored the American agriculture and manufacturing industries. All four range in color from carmine to carmine rose, with carmine rose being the major color variety.

Cat. # Q9 –   25¢ Manufacturing in America – Illustrated: A South Chicago steel mill with railroad freight cars in the foreground

Cat. # Q10 – 50¢ American Dairy Industry – Illustrated: Dairy cows grazing in a meadow with farmhouses in the background

Cat. # Q11 – 75¢ Modern Farming Machinery – Illustrated: A harvester set against a wagon and large mounds of grain

Cat. # Q12 – $1 Fruit Growing – Illustrated: A large orange grove with fruit pickers on ladders

Parcel Post Postage Due Stamps of 1913

Cat. # JQ1 – 1¢  Dark green, yellowish green – Geometric lathe design

Cat. # JQ2 – 2¢  Dark green, yellowish green – Geometric lathe design

Cat. # JQ3 – 5¢  Dark green, yellowish green – Geometric lathe design

Cat. # JQ4 – 10¢ Dark green, yellowish green – Geometric lathe design

Cat. # JQ5 – 25¢ Dark green, yellowish green – Geometric lathe design.

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