US 21 – 24 1857 1¢ Franklin A8, A9, A20

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The 1857-61 issues were the initially punctured U.S. stamps. Their outlines were replicated from the imperforate plates of 1851. Since the same plates were utilized, the puncture stamp sorts don’t contrast much from the comparing imperforate stamps. The whole arrangement (U.S. #18-39) is noted for having thin edges.

The Series of 1857-61 1¢ Franklin Type III stamp highlights both top and primary concerns softened up shifting degrees, while the decorations on the sides are finished.

Series of 1857-61

At the point when the world’s first postage stamps were discharged, no procurement was made for isolating the stamps from each other. Post office assistants and stamp clients only cut these “imperforates” separated with scissors or tore them along the edge of a metal ruler. A gadget was required which would isolate the stamps all the more effortlessly and precisely.

In 1847, Irishman Henry Archer licensed a machine that punched openings on a level plane and vertically between lines of stamps. Presently stamps could be isolated without cutting. Punctures empowered stamps to hold fast better to envelopes. He sold his innovation to the British Treasury in 1853. That same year, Great Britain created its initially perforated stamps.

Scott U.S. #21
Series of 1857-61 1¢ Franklin
Type III
 
Earliest Known Use: November 20, 1857
Quantity issued: Unknown
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Blue

Scott U.S. #22
Series of 1857-61 1¢ Franklin
Type IIIa

Earliest Known Use: July 26, 1857
Quantity issued: Unknown
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Blue

U.S. #23
Series of 1857-61 1¢ Franklin
Type IV

Earliest Known Use: July 25, 1857
Quantity issued: Unknown
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Blue

U.S. #24
Series of 1857-61 1¢ Franklin
Type V

Earliest Known Use: November 17, 1857
Quantity issued: 50,000,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Blue