1912-13 Parcel Post issues
The parcel post stamps are slightly taller than the standard commemorative of the day, so they were printed in panes of 45 rather than 50.
plate number 6207
Q1, 1¢, misperfed, plate number 6378
Q2, 2¢, plate
Q2, 2¢, precanceled, plate
Q3, 3¢, plate
Q3, 3¢, misperfed, plate
Q3 var, 3¢, misperfed with captured plate
Q4, 4¢, plate
Q5, 5¢, plate
Q6, 10¢, plate
Scott Q7, 15¢,
plate number 6261
Q8, 20¢, plate
Q8, 20¢ precanceled, plate
Q9, 25¢, plate
Q9, 25¢ precanceled, plate
Q10, 50¢, plate
Q10, 50¢, precanceled, plate
Q11, 75¢, plate
Q11, 75¢, precanceled, plate
Q12, $1, plate
1912-13 Parcel Post Postage Due issues
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Parcel Post Postage Dues.
Special Handling issues
The 25¢ denomination QE4 was issued first, in 1925, in a deep green shade.
The other three denominations followed in 1928, together with additional printings of the 25¢ value, all in yellow green (QE1, QE2, QE3, and QE4a). All of the 1920's printings were wet printings as was the practice at the time.
The 10¢, 15¢ and 20¢ values were reprinted in 1955. They were dry printings as was the practice at the time (QE1a, QE2a, and QE3a). Used examples are scarce to rare. There are no known used plate number examples of the dry printings.
There is no dry printing variety of the 25¢ denomination as it was not reprinted in 1955.
QE4, 25¢ deep green, plate
number F17097. Image courtesy of Bob Rufe.
1929 wet printings
QE1, 10¢ yellow green, wet printing, plate
QE2, 15¢ yellow green, wet printing, plate
QE3, 20¢ yellow green, wet printing, plate
QE4a, 25¢ yellow green, wet printing, plate
1955 dry printings
QE1a, 10¢, dry printing, plate
QE2a, 15¢, dry printing, plate
QE3a, 20¢, dry printing, plate
Dry printing images courtesy of Bob Rufe.
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