US 1916 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) $1 Scott. 478

US 1916 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) $1 Scott. 478

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

Issued date: 22-12-1916 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $1

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 478
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 484
Michel (Germany): 240K
Yvert et Tellier (France): 216(B)

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Violet black
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.