US 1916 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 12c. Scott. 474

US 1916 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 12c. Scott. 474

Series: 1912-1922 Regular Issue - Franklin and Washington Profiles

Issued date: 10-10-1916 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 12c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 474
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 480
Michel (Germany): 234K
Yvert et Tellier (France): 210a(B)

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Claret brown
Perforation: line 10

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.