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US postage stamps series of 1847

Five-cent — portrait of Franklin reproduced from a drawing by James B. Longacre, three-quarters face looking left, white neckerchief and fur collar to coat, the ground enclosure surrounded by a faintly engraved wreath of leaves, on which are the letters “U” and “S” placed in the left and right upper corners, respectively, and in each of the two lower corners a large figure “5.” Continue reading “US postage stamps series of 1847” »