After some discussion on another board about the comparative scarcity of half-cent postage dues on cover, I decided to scan the few covers that I have which feature half-cent postage dues. This is just a low-cost aesthetic diversion for me, so some of them very well may be philatelic or spurious.
I have included images of the backs where there were receiving marks or other information that might add context.
I'll add covers to this thread if/when I acquire new ones.
This first one I have posted before; it's the one that got me started being interested in the half cent dues on cover. It came into my local shop over the counter and the owner put it aside for me, as he knew I was interested in "odd" and back-of-the-book material. Upon seeing it, it occurred to me that I had rarely seen half-cent postage due stamps on covers. And so the hunt began...
This next one might be fake, as there is no indication as to why there would be postage due. I thought the pictoral handstamp from "Chicken, Alaska" was humorous.
Even though this one is the most common occurrence of half-cent postage dues, multiples comprising a denomination in full cents, I had not seen a plate # single used on cover.
This is the only solo use of J68 that I have been able to acquire. The cover appears to have been sent from a ship.
And the last 3 covers are all miscellaneous combination uses, two of which were<br>from the same sender (acquired from completely different sources). R. R. Yates appears to have been a manufacturer of fountain pens.