US 1918 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) $2 Scott. 523

US 1918 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) $2 Scott. 523

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

Issued date: 19-08-1918 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $2

Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 523
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 526
Michel (Germany): 245
Yvert et Tellier (France): 221

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Red orange and Black
Perforation: line 11

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

Total print: 60,000 (estimate)

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.