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Unused vintage Benjamin Franklin postage stamps from 1956 - face value is 3¢ each.


The design of U.S. #1073 comes from a painting by Benjamin West, called, “Franklin Taking Lightning from the Sky.” West and Franklin were close friends, with Franklin acting as godfather to West’s second son, also named Benjamin.  The stamp was issued on the 250th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.


West’s painting was completed in 1805. Whether or not Franklin actually flew a kite in a lightning storm is disputed, although he definitely wrote about it. Franklin made a life-long study of electricity. He invented the lightning rod and made other notable advances. 


You will receive 25 total stamps - all in mint condition. Perfect for wedding envelopes, postcards, birthday invitations, scrapbooking or other crafts!


Quantity: 25

Adhesive: Glue
Face Value: 3 cents each
Year of Issue: 1956

Scott: 1073


All stamps are guaranteed authentic, unused, and ready for your envelopes!

Please note that stamps are separated into blocks/panes/singles to fit our rigid envelopes and keep shipping cost low. If you would like to receive your stamps as a full sheet, just message us through our Contact Form and we can arrange that for you.

Because these stamps are of a smaller denomination than the current postage rate, they can be used together or in conjunction with other vintage stamps to mail wedding invitations, party invitations, or just regular old snail mail! 

3¢ Benjamin Franklin - Pack of 25 unused stamps from from 1956

SKU: 1073
  • We gladly accept returns & exchanges.


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    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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