US 1881 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 206

US 1881 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 206

Series: 1881-1888 American Bank Note Co. Great Americans

Issued date: 11-10-1881 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 206
Yvert et Tellier (France): 50B

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: line 12
Paper: soft porous paper

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

Note: Re-engraved. upper arabesque above US postage has shading lines.

Total print: 2,202,470,800

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.