#182 – 1879 1c Franklin

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$200.00
$200.00
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$6.00FREE with 1,320 points!
$6.00
- Unused Stamp (small flaws)
Ships in 1 business day. i$130.00
$130.00
- Used Stamp (small flaws)
Ships in 1 business day. i$3.25FREE with 1,010 points!
$3.25
2 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM638215x33mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.75
$7.75
- MM216829x33mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420129x33mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.50
$3.50
U.S. #182
1879 1¢ Franklin
American Bank Note Printing

Earliest Known Use: January 3, 1879
Quantity issued:
 591,756,900 (estimate)
Printed by: American Bank Note Company
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 12
Color: Dark ultramarine
 
This stamp features the secret mark of the 1¢ Continental stamp (#156) and is identical to it except it’s printed on soft paper.
 
Printing Contract Changes Hands Once Again
Continental Bank Note Co. was awarded a second contract that covered the period of 1877-1881. On February 4, 1879, the American Bank Note Company took over Continental, and the contract was assumed by American. Since American acquired all the old plates used by National when the two companies consolidated, the American Bank Note stamps all bear the same secret marks. Those plates that did not previously have secret marks were not altered in any way.
 
One can, however, differentiate between the stamps printed by Continental and American by determining which type of paper was used. Both National and Continental used hard paper, which is fairly white, has a smooth surface, and is uniform in thickness. In addition, the stamp is fairly translucent when held up to a window or a bright light. Hard paper is sometimes better referred to as being a grayish or bluish white.
 
American, on the other hand, used soft paper, which is characterized by being thicker and having a coarser and uneven texture. When compared to hard paper, it is yellowish in appearance and is not as translucent.
 

   

Read More - Click Here


  • 2019 First-Class Forever Stamp - First Moon Landing NEW 2019 Moon Landing Stamps

    Commemorates the 50th anniversary of man’s first footstep on the moon’s surface by Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission.  First-ever US stamps to be printed on chrome paper!

    $2.25- $195.00
    BUY NOW
  • Mystic Mystery Mix Mystic's Famous Mystery Mix

    Build your collection quickly with this mixture of U.S. stamps, foreign stamps, and stamps on covers.  Hours of fun and excitement guaranteed!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • 2018 Giant US Commemorative Collection, Mint, 132 Stamps 2018 US Commemorative Collection

    Get every 2018 US commemorative issued plus several bonus sheets, souvenir sheets, and panes – all at once in mint condition.

    $120.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #182
1879 1¢ Franklin
American Bank Note Printing

Earliest Known Use: January 3, 1879
Quantity issued:
 591,756,900 (estimate)
Printed by: American Bank Note Company
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 12
Color: Dark ultramarine
 
This stamp features the secret mark of the 1¢ Continental stamp (#156) and is identical to it except it’s printed on soft paper.
 
Printing Contract Changes Hands Once Again
Continental Bank Note Co. was awarded a second contract that covered the period of 1877-1881. On February 4, 1879, the American Bank Note Company took over Continental, and the contract was assumed by American. Since American acquired all the old plates used by National when the two companies consolidated, the American Bank Note stamps all bear the same secret marks. Those plates that did not previously have secret marks were not altered in any way.
 
One can, however, differentiate between the stamps printed by Continental and American by determining which type of paper was used. Both National and Continental used hard paper, which is fairly white, has a smooth surface, and is uniform in thickness. In addition, the stamp is fairly translucent when held up to a window or a bright light. Hard paper is sometimes better referred to as being a grayish or bluish white.
 
American, on the other hand, used soft paper, which is characterized by being thicker and having a coarser and uneven texture. When compared to hard paper, it is yellowish in appearance and is not as translucent.