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Postage Due stamps?

pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

When I was a kid (1970s), the post office staff would sometimes have the old postage due stamps (issued in 1959, I believe). As a child collector, they would begrudgingly sell some to me for the price indicated that was due. As these were being phased out already at that time, so I found them tough to get.

I presume these are basically useless except possibly to a collector at this point?

[Stolen web image to show what I am talking about.]


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    JBKJBK Posts: 15,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2023 5:45PM

    I have some of those myself.

    As I recall, when they finally stopped using them you could order a full set from the USPS website.

    And, no, there is no actual postal use for them now. :/

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    ccmorganccmorgan Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭

    I have some of those too. I suppose they're not worth a plugged nickel.
    I've been using most of the family collection for postage due to lack of value.

    Love the 1885-CC Morgan
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    CCDollarCCDollar Posts: 719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was an easy set to put together in it's day. I remember stacking four cents and leaving it on the envelope. The mail guy would just put a stamp on it. I did receive a postage due from an ebay item...not a stamp but I had to pay the postman the fee owed. Take care...

    Nickel Triumph...My Led Zepps
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