#3139a-40a – 1997 50¢ Franklin & Washington

Mint Stamps Commemorate 150th Anniversary of U.S. Postage Stamps

Now you can get a set of two mint 1997 50¢ and 60¢ stamps issued in honor of US #1 and US #2's 150th anniversary.  In 1847, these stamps paved the way for all future US issues and marked the beginning of US stamp collecting.  The 1997 50¢ stamp pictures the same design as US #1, a portrait of first US Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin, while the 60¢ stamp uses the design from US #2, a portrait of President George Washington.  Printed in blue and red ink, respectively, these patriotic stamps are fitting tributes to the stamps that changed US history.  The original 1847 stamps were printed in low quantities and are scarce today – not everyone can own them – but the 1997 commemoratives are the next best thing.  Send for your set now and get these history-filled designs in your collection.
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  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

    $29.50
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  • 2017 Commemorative Year Set 2017 U.S. Commemorative Year Set

    Get every US commemorative stamp issued in 2017.  Each stamp showcases important history, people, and events from American culture.  With this set you'll receive stamps from popular series like Lunar New Year and Love.  Plus you'll receive the Nebraska and Mississippi Statehood stamps, Dorothy Height, John F. Kennedy, and more.  It's the convenient and affordable way to keep your collection up to date.

    $31.95- $55.95
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  • 1847 5¢ Benjamin Franklin, red-brown, thin bluish wove paper, imperforate U.S. #1 - First U.S. Postage Stamp

    On July 1, 1847, the first US postage stamps went on sale.  The 5¢ issue of 1847 (US #1) features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, the man responsible for organizing America's postal service back in the 1700s.  Postal clerks used scissors to cut the stamps from sheets, as perforations weren't in use yet.  Today, US #1 is a valued piece of American postal history and a lucky find in any condition.

    $450.00- $7,395.00
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Mint Stamps Commemorate 150th Anniversary of U.S. Postage Stamps

Now you can get a set of two mint 1997 50¢ and 60¢ stamps issued in honor of US #1 and US #2's 150th anniversary.  In 1847, these stamps paved the way for all future US issues and marked the beginning of US stamp collecting.  The 1997 50¢ stamp pictures the same design as US #1, a portrait of first US Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin, while the 60¢ stamp uses the design from US #2, a portrait of President George Washington.  Printed in blue and red ink, respectively, these patriotic stamps are fitting tributes to the stamps that changed US history. 

The original 1847 stamps were printed in low quantities and are scarce today – not everyone can own them – but the 1997 commemoratives are the next best thing.  Send for your set now and get these history-filled designs in your collection.