US 1938 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) c. Scott. 803

US 1938 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) c. Scott. 803

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 19-05-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 803
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 799
Michel (Germany): 410A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 368

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Deep orange
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10
Gum type: Water activated

Themes: Politician, Famous People, Head of State, Man, Author, Literature

Total print: 2,028,847,800 (estimate)

Note: The stamp did not pay any existing postal rate. It was used in multiples or in combination with other stamps and stamped envelopes to make up a fractional rate, typically for third class domestic mail and international printed matter.

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.