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Usa 5 Cent Benjamin Franklin Stamp 1847 Very Clear Clean With Coa For Sale
THE 5 CENT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN UNITED STATES STAMP This stamp was brought from the WESTMINSTER COLLECTION and comes in a presentation booklet with certificate ofauthenticity... The introduction of postage stamps by Great Britain in 1840 was received with great interest around the world. America's first postage stamp went on sale july 1st 1847. Now over 150 years old theyrepresent a crucial stage of U.S history. The 5c issue of 1847 features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin is credited withorganising americas postal service back in the 1700's. On july 26th 1775, he was appointed by the continental congress as the first postmaster general of the confederation - which was of great importance to communications during the revolutionary war. With this background, it's easy to see why Franklin was given the honour of appearing on the america's first postage stamp. The ink used to print the 5c stamp was altered over time, resulting in a wide range of shades. Furthermore, the corrosive effect of certain components of the 5c ink required an overhaul of the platesometime after the third printing. As a result the 5c stampspresent not only colourshaded but doubletransfers (before and after the plate was re-worked) and considerable variation on the quality of impressions. The 1847 issue was valid for 4 years from july 1st to june 30th 1851, a new issue of stamps corresponding to the 1851 rate changes was issued july 1st and the 1847 stamps would make a perfect gift or a addition to any collectors collection, it is 100%genuine and comes withcertificate ofauthenticity and come sin a presentation booklet Item will be sent via insured courier or can be collect in person from myself in northamptonshire Good Luck offerding!!!
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Usa 5 Cent Benjamin Franklin Stamp 1847 Very Clear Clean With Coa: $288