C246 Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 2006
Issue Date: January 17, 2006
On January 17, 2006, the Marshall Islands issues nine new stamps commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Benjamin
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin learned the printer's trade in his youth and in 1730 became the owner of his own print shop in Philadelphia
where he published The Pennsylvania Gazette and Poor Richard's Almanack.
Throughout his life, Franklin was fascinated with the arts and sciences. He established the world's
first lending library and helped found the University of Pennsylvania. His numerous inventions included bifocals, the lightning rod and the Franklin Stove -- he also improved farming techniques
and America's mail delivery system. Franklin never patented his inventions or used them for profit, but desired they be used freely for the comfort and convenience of all.
Franklin was the
only Founding Father to sign all four key American documents: the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, the Declaration of Independence and the United States
Constitution. The nine stamps feature detailed close-ups of Benjamin Franklin at various times of his life.
The surround on the mint souvenir sheet shows Jean Leon Gerome Ferris' famous
painting depicting Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Drafting the Declaration of Independence.
1706-2006 Face Value: 9 x $0.48 Issue Date: January 17, 2006 Issue Place: Majuro Designer: J.S. Duplessis, David K. Stone, Mason Chamberlain, John Trumbull, James Earle
Fraser, David Martin, Benjamin West, J.B. Greuze, C.N. Cochin Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Unicover
Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Vertical Stamps Per Sheet: 9 Number of Designs per Sheet: 9 Overall Sheet Size: 233mm x 150mm Size of Stamps:31mm x
40mm Issue Number: C246.
(9-1) By J.S. Duplessis 1785
(9-2) By David K. Stone 1983
(9-3) By Mason Chamberlain 1762
(9-4) By John Trumbull 1819
(9-5) By James Earle
(9-6) By David Martin 1767
(9-7) By Benjamin West c.1805
(9-8) By J.B. Greuze 1777
(9-9) By C.N. Cochin 1777 Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2006 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
|| Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 4.32 || Benjamin
Franklin 1706 - 2006 || US$ || .48 || By J.S. Duplessis 1785 || US$ || .48 || By David K. Stone 1983 || US$ ||
.48 || By Mason Chamberlain 1762 || US$ || .48 || By John Trumbull 1819 || US$ || .48 || By James Earle Fraser 1938 ||
US$ || .48 || By David Martin 1767 || US$ || .48 || Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 2006 || US$ || .48 || By J.B. Greuze 1777
|| US$ || .48 || By C.N. Cochin 1777 |
What is Available for you to
Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|First Day Cover Set of 3 ||
None ||4658116 || || $11.35 |
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