Monday, July 29, 2013

Scott #19

The Benjamin Franklin one cent stamp was issued Sept. 9, 1857 and is a type Ia stamp.  The design is complete on the sides but not at the top.  There is also a flaw below and to the left of the "U" on U.S.  There is also a Scott #19a Postage stamp.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Scott #18

     This Benjamin Franklin One cent stamp is a Type I and is the most complete design of all the types.  Issued on Jan 1, 1861.  The design is complete at top, bottom and sides but its hard to find well centered copies.  The one cent stamp was required to pay the fee for drop letters and circulars under 500 miles.  It was also the rate for newspapers.