US 1861 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 18

US 1861 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 18

Series: 1857-1861 Toppan, Carpenter, and Co.

Issued year: 1861
Face value: 1c.
Emission: Definitive (Type I)

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 18
Yvert et Tellier (France): 9a

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: 15
Gum: Yellow

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

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.