Selling one Circulated 1913 2c Parcel Post City Carrier Stamp. Historical info belowQuestions welcome. Check out my other items. We are happy to offer combined shipping and will revise the invoice to reflect the cheapest shipping cost given the number of items sold. Comes from SMOKE-FREE HOMESelling the Actual item depicted in the pictures as shown in "Gallery" picture. Remaining pictures are provided for further details. Please zoom in on the pictures and if you have any questions feel free to message me.The most common use of U.S. #272 was to pay the Registration fee.It was replaced on December 2, 1902, with the Series of 1902 issue.In 1912, the U.S. Postal Department introduced parcel post service for sending items weighing 16 ounces or more through the mail. The mail is divided into four classes, with parcel post making up the fourth class.Almost any type of merchandise can be mailed parcel post, including day – old chicks, baby alligators, and honeybees. Only items that could be dangerous to handle cannot be sent through Parcel Post. Rural Americans used the new mail class to access goods and merchandise they could not have gotten before, giving rise to mail order giants like Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Montgomery Ward and Co.Twelve stamps with various denominations were issued in 1912-13 to prepay the fourth-class rate. Although different vignette designs were featured, all twelve stamps used the same border and color, which caused a great deal of confusion for postal workers.The 2¢ Parcel Post StampThe four Parcel Post stamps with the lowest denominations feature Postal Service employees at their jobs. The 2¢ stamp pictures a city carrier, who delivered and collected mail in the cities and suburbs, either by foot or by vehicle.Before mailboxes, the postman delivered mail directly to the residents of each home or business on the route.The 2¢ Parcel Post stamp was first issued on November 27, 1912.Over 206 million of these stamps were printed.