Mint O127-O157 Before 1873, government agencies had “frank- ing” privileges, enabling mail to be sent postagefree with an authorized signature. But the systemwas abused, and in July 1873, special “official” stamps were issued. In 1879, penalty envelopes were introduced; in 1884, the officials were declared obsolete. Eventually, penalty envelopesbecame a bookkeeping problem, which led to thereintroduction of officials in 1983. Scott Number OFFICIAL MAIL STAMPS 1983-2009 O127 1¢ .............................................. O128 4¢ .............................................. O129 13¢ ............................................ O129A 14 (no cent) ................................ O130 17¢ ............................................ O132 $1 .............................................. O133 $5 .............................................. O135 20¢ coil perf. 10.......................... O136 22 coil (no cent).......................... O138 14¢ “D” ....................................... O138A 15 coil (no cent).......................... O138B 20 coil (no cent).......................... O139 22¢ “D” coil................................. O140 25¢ “E” coil ................................. O141 25 coil (no cent).......................... O143 1 (no cent) .................................. O144 29¢ “F” coil ................................. O145 29 coil (no cent).......................... O146 4 (no cent) .................................. O146A 10 (no cent) .............................. . O147 19 (no cent) ................................ O148 23 (no cent) ................................ O151 $1 ............................................... O152 32¢ “G” rate, coil......................... O153 32 (no cent), coil......................... O154 1¢ ............................................... O155 20 (no cent) ................................ O156 23 (no cent) ................................ O157 33 (no cent) ................................ O158 34 (no cent) ................................ O159 37 (no cent) ................................ O160 39 (no cent) ................................ O161 $1 ............................................... O162 41 (no cent) ................................ O163 1¢ ............................................... $.30 .30 .60 .60 .75 3.25 16.00 1.75 1.75 5.95 1.00 1.75 6.50 2.25 1.75 .30 2.95 1.25 .40 1.00 .90 1.00 9.95 1.95 2.00 .40 1.25 1.75 2.50 3.25 1.30 2.50 7.50 2.50 .25 Q1 Q2 Q5 Q6 Q9 Q10 Scott Number Mint Used PARCEL POST STAMPS 1912-13 Single Line WatermarkPerf. 12 Q1-12 1¢-$1 12 Stamps, complete. Save $156.25 Mint, ..... $24.20 Used.................$1,390.00 $218.00 Q1 1¢ Postal Clerk ............. Q2 2¢ City Carrier .............. Q3 3¢ Railway Post............ Q4 4¢ Rural Carrier ............ Q5 5¢ Mail Train................. Q6 10¢ Steamship Mail ...... 4.50 2.00 6.75 1.50 20.00 9.95 40.00 3.50 40.00 2.75 50.00 3.50 QE1-QE4 Figure of Value in Circle SPECIAL HANDLING STAMPS 1925-55 Unwatermarked, Perf. 11 QE1 10¢ yellow green ........ 2.00 2.00 QE2 15¢ yellow green ........ 1.85 1.85 QE3 20¢ yellow green ........ 4.00 4.00 QE4 25¢ yellow green ........ 30.00 30.00 Special Treatment Special Handling Stamps secured for fourth-class parcel post mail first-class treatment for an additional fee. An interesting, short-lived series. 150 Q3 Q4 Q7 Q8 Q11 Q12 Scott Number Mint Used Q7 15¢ Auto Service .......... $80.00 $14.00 Q8 20¢ Mail Plane.............. 165.00 29.50 Q9 25¢ Manufacturing........ 85.00 8.00 Q10 50¢ Dairying ................. 400.00 62.00 Q11 75¢ Harvesting ............. 130.00 58.00 Q12 $1 Fruit Growing ........... 525.00 47.50 Parcel Post When first issued late in 1912 and the first half of 1913, these stamps were to be used to send small packages inexpensively through the mail. But, since they were all the same color, they caused confusion and so were discontinued on July 1, 1913. JQ1-JQ5Figure & Words of Value in Circle PARCEL POST DUE STAMPS 1913 Single Line WatermarkPerf. 12 JQ1 1¢ dark green ............... 10.75 4.25 JQ2 2¢ dark green ............... 80.00 22.00 JQ3 5¢ dark green ............... 14.00 5.25 JQ4 10¢ dark green ............. 175.00 90.00 JQ5 25¢ dark green ............. 110.00 5.75 Money-Back Guarantee of Satisfaction
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