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Scott US 7 1851 1¢ Franklin
First Day of Issue: July 1, 1857
Quantity issued: 12,300,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
In 1851, Congress diminished postal rates. These new rates for all intents and purposes dispensed with separation as a component and made a requirement for new categories. The 1¢ stamp was utilized on all mail up to 3 ounces and on “drop letters” which were sent to the same town. The single letter rate, taking into account a half ounce, was changed to 3¢ for mail not over a separation of 3,000 miles. Mail surpassing this separation was brought down to 6¢. In 1855, the rate for letters more than 3,000 miles changed to 10¢.
Prepayment was still discretionary. On the off chance that postage was paid by the recipient upon receipt, the rate was higher. Because of expanded gather rates, the utilization of postage stamps was enormously invigorated. In 1855, pre-installment was made necessary.
Sorts or mixed bags happen when a stamp has contrasts that differ from the way it was initially expected to be printed. These distinctions happen when the outline is being exchanged to the plate for printing or when lines are re-cut.
The outline is engraved on a pass on – a little, level bit of steel. The outline is replicated to an exchange roll – a clear move of steel. A few impressions or “reliefs” are made on the roll. The reliefs are exchanged to the plate – an expansive, level bit of steel from which the stamps are printed. At the point when the outline is being exchanged to the move or plate, contrasts can happen. A harmed plate or outside matter reasons contrasts. Lines re-cut on a ragged plate can bring about twofold lines.
U.S. #7 is the Series of 1857-61 1¢ Franklin Type II. The top and primary concerns are finished. The top decorations may be removed, and base of lower parchments and tufts are missing.