US 1851 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 8A

US 1851 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 8A

Series: 1851-1856 Franklin, Jefferson, Washington imperforated

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

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 8A

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Imperforate

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

The Neinken book states “Stamps from Plate 4 showing part of the imprint are very rare.” A Power Search review reveals that we have offered a handful of unused and used Plate 4 singles with part of the imprint (both Scott 8 and 8A), but these stamps have invariably been cut from the sheet with a portion of the imprint trimmed away in the vertical direction.

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.