This is US Postage stamp One cent blue Scott# 8. This stamp is type III and found used can be worth up to $2500.00.
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The One cent blue Franklin Stamp was issued on July 5, 1851. It is a type I stamp. What is a TypeI stamp? I believe that the difference between Type I and going to Type V, the Type V stamp has more definded characterists. If anyone can add to this, please post a comment.
The Scott# 4 is a 1875 reproduction of the Scott# 2 postage stamp. To tell the difference between both stamps you must look into the eyes. You will see that the reproduction stamp eyes have a droopy, sleepy look that you will not find in the original 1847 stamp. Although there are a few more differences that you can look for, most stamp collectors can tell the difference by the eyes. This reproduction was never a valid postage stamp but it is included in the U.S. Philately by the Scott number system .
If you noticed, Scott# 3 is somewhat identical to Scott# 1. This 1875 issued stamp is a reprint of Scott# 1. The easiest way to tell the difference between both stamps is to look at the point where the top of the frill of the white shirt meets the oval frame. On the original stamp it meets the oval between the "F" and "I" of "FIVE", and on the reproduction at the top of the "F". This reproduction was never a valid postage stamp.
This ten-cent postage stamp is Scott# 2, issued in 1847. This stamp will later be reproduced in 1875, more on this stamp later. Pictured on the stamp is George Washington, Revolutionary War hero and the first president of the United States. If you owned this stamp and it was in mint condition, it could be worth up to 20 thousand dollars. Since 1847, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington have appeared on more stamps than any other Americans.