1919 parcel tage with great selection of stamps

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April 11, 2016

I've seen various 20th century parcel tags with revenues affixed paying parcel tax, and wanted to add an example to my collection, but never got around to picking one up.

I saw this one and just had to have it. Likely not the most important usage philatelically, but It's got great visual aesthetics and a very eclectic mix of stamps and other attributes:

  1. Scott C1 and C3 airmails.
  2. A block of four of Scott 531, one-cent imperforate.
  3. Split precancel on Scott R229.
  4. The tag is for 25 pounds of stamp mission mixture... definitely related to the hobby!

The breakdown of the stamps' payment is indicated on the address side of the tag:

  • 29 cents postage
  • 5 cents insurance
  • 2 cents tax

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