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Modern Mail: 1917

Modern Mail: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "U.S. Mail trucks -- Parcel Post delivery." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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The philatelic angle

The Post Office Department began Parcel Post service on January 1, 1913. A set of 12 stamps was issued in denominations from 1¢ to $1, several of them depicting various vehicles used in the transportation and delivery of PP. For some reason, the 15-center with a truck is labeled "Automobile Service."

[Motor trucks are automobiles! - Dave]

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