The U.S. Parcel Post Stamps - Designs of 1913

The Parcel Post and the Parcel Post Postage Due stamps were printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing using 180 subject flat plates on single-line watermarked paper and were perforated 12. The sheets were cut into four panes of 45 stamps before delivery to Post Offices.

Number Q1 
1¢ Post Office Clerk
Number Q2 
2¢ City Mail Carrier
Number Q3 
3¢ Railway Postal Clerk
Number Q4 
4¢ Rural Mail Carrier
Number Q5 
5¢ Mail Train
Number Q6 
10¢ Ship & Mail Tender
Number Q7 
15¢ Automobile Service
Number Q8 
20¢ Mail Via Aeroplane
Number Q9 
25¢ Manufacturing Plant
Number Q10 
50¢ Dairy Farming
Number Q11 
75¢ Harvesting
Number Q12 
$1 Fruit Growing
Number JQ1 
Number JQ2 
Number JQ3 
Number JQ4 
Number JQ5 

Number Numbers for the Parcel Post and Parcel Post Postage Due Designs of 1913
Parcel Post Stamps of 1913
Number Q1 - 1¢ Post Office Clerk Sorting Mail - Carmine rose, carmine
Number Q2 - 2¢ City Mail Carrier Making a Delivery - Carmine rose, carmine
Number Q2a - Lake - 2¢ Lake
Number Q2b - Carmine Lake - 2¢ Carmine lake
Number Q3 - 3¢ Railway Postal Clerk Catching Mail - Carmine to deep carmine
Number Q4 - 4¢ Rural Mail Carrier with Horse and Buggy - Carmine rose, carmine
Number Q5 - 5¢ Mail Train Approaching Mail Bag on Rack - Carmine rose, carmine
Number Q6 - 10¢ Steamship with Mail Tender at Side in the N.Y. Harbor - Carmine rose, carmine
Number Q7 - 15¢ Mail Carrier Delivering via Automobile Service - Carmine rose, carmine
Number Q8 - 20¢ Aeroplane Carrying Mail - Carmine rose, carmine

The last four, higher value, Parcel Post stamps honored the American agriculture and manufacturing industries.
All four range in color from carmine to carmine rose, with carmine rose being the major color variety.
Number Q9 - 25¢ Manufacturing in America - Illustrated: A South Chicago steel mill with railroad freight cars in the foreground
Number Q10 - 50¢ American Dairy Industry - Illustrated: Dairy cows grazing in a meadow with farmhouses in the background
Number Q11 - 75¢ Modern Farming Machinery - Illustrated: A harvester set against a wagon and large mounds of grain
Number Q12 - $1 Fruit Growing - Illustrated: A large orange grove with fruit pickers on ladders

Parcel Post Postage Due Stamps of 1913
Number JQ1 - 1¢ Dark green, yellowish green - Geometric lathe design
Number JQ2 - 2¢ Dark green, yellowish green - Geometric lathe design
Number JQ3 - 5¢ Dark green, yellowish green - Geometric lathe design
Number JQ4 - 10¢ Dark green, yellowish green - Geometric lathe design
Number JQ5 - 25¢ Dark green, yellowish green - Geometric lathe design