US 1887 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 212

US 1887 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 212

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

Issued date: 15-07-1887 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 212
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 217
Michel (Germany): 53
Yvert et Tellier (France): 63

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

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

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

Total print: 1,578,043,300

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.