US 1851 George Washington (1732-1799) 3c. Scott. 11A

US 1851 George Washington (1732-1799) 3c. Scott. 11A

Series: 1851-1856 Franklin, Jefferson, Washington imperforated

Issued Date: 06-10-1851 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.
Emission: Definitive (Type II)

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 11A
Michel (Germany): 4d
Yvert et Tellier (France): 4
Unificato (Italy): 5

Stamp Colors: Dull red
Perforation: Imperforate

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State, Men

Description:- George Washington (1732-1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the 1st president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and served as the president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created the Constitution of the United States and the American federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.

Type I stamps are defined as having outer framelines on all sides. It is known in two different sub-types -- with no inner framelines (now Scott 10 or 11), and with inner framelines at either left or right sides or both (Scott 11A or 11A). The 3c Orange Brown stamps are only known from Plates 0, 1 Early, 1 Intermediate, 2 Early and 5 Early. However, Plate 0, 2 Early and 5 only contain stamps with the inner framelines, making se-tenant multiples impossible. Scott 10, with no inner lines, only comes from certain positions on Plate 1 Early and Plate 1 Intermediate.

On Plate 1 Early and Intermediate, 91 positions show two inner framelines, 12 positions show inner frameline at left and 33 show inner frameline at right (Scott 11A). 64 positions show no inner lines (Scott 10). Plate 1 Early was only used until early July 1851, when it was softened and reentered and recut in an attempt to deepen impressions on the plate (Plate 1 Intermediate). The plate was then used for approximately three more months before it was extensively recut and used to print shades classified as Scott 11 and 11A.