1887 US Postage Stamps

1887 1¢ - #212


Benjamin Franklin
1¢ - Ultramarine
1,300,000,000 - Scott #212 - 1887

Value

Used: $0.50-$1
No postmark with gum (MH): $12-$35
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $60-$150

The Essay's and Proofs


Unadopted design
Die Essay on Proof Paper
34 x 38mm (189-E4b)



Franklin Facing Right
Vignette Only, Die Essay on India
Die sunk on 152 x 227mm card (209-E4a)



Franklin Facing Right
Vignette Only, Die Essay on India
(209-E4a)



Franklin Facing Right
Vignette Only, Die Essay on Glazed Paper
(209-E4b)



Franklin Facing Left
Vignette Only, Die Essay on Glazed Paper
(209-E6a)



Franklin Facing Left
Vignette Only, Die Essay on White Ivory Paper
Die sunk on 58 x 72mm card (209-E6b)



Franklin Facing Left
Vignette Only, Die Essay on India
Die sunk on 151 x 227mm card (209-E6a)



Franklin Facing Left
Vignette Only, Die Essay on India
Die sunk on 40 x 45mm card (209-E6a)



Franklin Facing Right
Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper
Die sunk on 64 x 77mm card (212-E4b)



Franklin Facing Right in black
Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper
Die sunk on 64 x 77mm card (212-E4b)



Franklin Facing Right in scarlet
Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper
Die sunk on 64 x 77mm card (212-E4b)



Franklin Facing Right
Large Die Essay on India
Die sunk on 149 x 225mm card with full die sinkage(212-E4a)



Franklin Facing Right
Large Die Essay die sunk on 67 x 75mm card(212-E6)



Roosevelt small die proof on card
(212-P2)



Plate proof on card
(212-P4)



TOP LEFT MARGIN BLOCK OF 18 (9X2) WITH IMPRINT, LETTER "R" AND PLATE NO. 573



SINGLE, TIED "KANSAS CITY MO." OVAL ON UNSEALED ILLUSTRATED CIGAR CO. COVER TO CASSVILLE, WIS

1887 US Postage Stamps