Type : exhibited at
Date : 2. June 2021
Condition : Don't know
Location : Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Data Source: “Smithsonian National Postal Museum”

The postage stamp is from 1847, and the object number is 1980.2493.1

The stamp portrays Benjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790, the 6th President of Pennsylvania and Founding Father of the United States. Benjamin Franklin was a leading writer, printer, state philosopher, politician, postmaster, explorer, inventor, humorist, citizen activist. The printer is Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson.

Stamp medium thin bluish wove paper; ink (red-brown) / engraving, 5c Franklin single

Dimensions height x width: 1 x 3/4 in. (2.54 x 1.91 cm)

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On View currently on display at the National Postal Museum

Title Scott Catalogue USA 1

Topic National Stamp Collection

U.S. Stamps American Expansion (1800-1860)

U.S. Classics Record ID


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