#514 – 1917 15c Franklin, gray

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U.S. #514

1917-19 15¢ Franklin

 

While some stamps saw their usage jump with the change in wartime rates, U.S. #514 saw an increase in usage after World War I.  With open trade and shipping restored, the 15¢ fee paid for registered overseas letters.  This stamp also paid the three-ounce Universal Postal Union international rate

 

Flat Plate, Perf. 11

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing continued to use the 10 gauge perforation machines on flat plate stamp sheets even after 11 perf. stamps proved successful.  In an effort to save money, they used the perf. 10 wheels until they wore out.  Beginning in early 1917, stamps produced on flat plate presses were given 11 gauge perfs.

 

That marked the beginning of the flat plate perforated 11 Series of 1917-19 stamps.  Perf. 12 had proven too flimsy, and perf. 10 was too difficult to separate without damaging the stamp, so perf. 11 became a satisfactory solution.

 

15¢ Franklin

Issue Date: May 1917

Category: Definitive

Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method: Flat plate, using plates of 400 with four panes of 100

Watermark: None

Perforation: 11

Color: Gray

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U.S. #514

1917-19 15¢ Franklin

 

While some stamps saw their usage jump with the change in wartime rates, U.S. #514 saw an increase in usage after World War I.  With open trade and shipping restored, the 15¢ fee paid for registered overseas letters.  This stamp also paid the three-ounce Universal Postal Union international rate

 

Flat Plate, Perf. 11

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing continued to use the 10 gauge perforation machines on flat plate stamp sheets even after 11 perf. stamps proved successful.  In an effort to save money, they used the perf. 10 wheels until they wore out.  Beginning in early 1917, stamps produced on flat plate presses were given 11 gauge perfs.

 

That marked the beginning of the flat plate perforated 11 Series of 1917-19 stamps.  Perf. 12 had proven too flimsy, and perf. 10 was too difficult to separate without damaging the stamp, so perf. 11 became a satisfactory solution.

 

15¢ Franklin

Issue Date: May 1917

Category: Definitive

Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method: Flat plate, using plates of 400 with four panes of 100

Watermark: None

Perforation: 11

Color: Gray

Water-activated Gum