Subject: Benjamin Franklin
Printing Method: Line engraved
Printer: Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edison
Scott #: 3
Quantity Issued: 4,799
Issued: January 1st, 1875
Values are for stamps with four margins
No postmark without gum (MNG)
$600 - $850
The envelope that contained the 1875 reprints, as sold to collectors. it contained one 5¢ reprint and one 10¢ reprint.
These stamps were prepared for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. However, they only sold them at the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General in Washington, D.C., in an envelope containing one of each value.
A new plate was created for the reproduction. If the original plate had been used it would be a reprint.
A die proof on India die sunk on card