US 1851 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 5

US 1851 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 5

Series: 1851-1856 Franklin, Jefferson, Washington imperforated

Issued Date: 01-07-1851 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.
Emission: Definitive (Type I)

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5
Yvert et Tellier (France): 3a

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Imperforate

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

Type I:
Has complete curved lines outside the labels with "U. S. Postage" and "One Cent." The scrolls below the lower label are turned under, forming little balls. The ornaments at top are substantially complete.

Description:- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General. He was promoted to deputy postmaster-general for the British colonies on August 10, 1753, having been Philadelphia postmaster for many years.