US 1898 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 279

US 1898 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 279

US 1898 stamps USPS Double-lined Watermark

Series: 1897-1903 Regular Issue

Issued date: 17-01-1898 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.
Emission: Definitive
Watermark: USPS Double-lined (S) [Up]

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 279
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 283
Michel (Germany): 126
Yvert et Tellier (France): 123

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Deep green
Perforation: line 12

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.