U.S. Parcel Post Stamp Use to France

Parcel Post Stamp Used to Paris, France, 1913

I like these stamps a great deal. They are among the first U. S. stamps to be engraved from photographic images of real situations, not just famous portraits. The images are very pictorial. For instance, the 20 cent stamp from this set is the first stamp issued in the world to depict an airplane.

This cover shows a five-cent parcel post stamp used to mail a letter to a foreign-destination (to Paris, France). After July 1913, parcel post stamps could be used for any postage, but between January 1, 1913 and the end of June 1913, they could only be used for Parcel Post (4th class) service.

See my other Parcel Post stamp page for other links and examples of these stamps.

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Based on Code by Louis Lazaris. See article and original inspiration.

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