1c stamp

1¢ Benjamin Franklin

Issued in February 1903, the 1¢ stamp was the workhorse of the 2nd bureau issue. During the turn of the 20th century the bloom in the popularity of the penny post card created a huge demand for the 1¢ franking. The stamp sought use on every form of mail paying virtually every rate. Several Franklin varieties were produced including booklet panes, imperforate stamps, and coils. There are numerous solo franking possibilities, including the penny domestic post card, unsealed newspapers or magazines (2nd class mail, 1¢ / 4oz.), printed circulars (3rd class mail, 1¢ / 2oz.), and samples or merchandise (4th class mail, 1¢ / 1oz.).

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