US 1870 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 134

US 1870 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 1c. Scott. 134

Series: 1870-71 National Bank Note Co. Grilled

Issued date: 09-04-1870 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 134
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 147
Michel (Germany): 36W
Yvert et Tellier (France): 39a

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine
Perforation: line 12
Paper: White wove paper, thin to medium thick

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

Note: H Grill, 10x12mm (11-13 x 14-16 points).

Total print: 23,000,000

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.