Now You Can Get the Stamps Every Collector Dreams of Owning The first United States Postage Stamps, the 5¢ and 10¢ issues of 1847, began a new era in mail service. Before adhesive stamps revolutionized the U.S. postal system, letters were marked “Paid” by pen and ink, and by various hand-stamping devices. America’s First Stamps... the Cornerstone of Your Collection America’s first postage stamps went on sale on July 1, 1847. Now over 170 years old, they represent a crucial stage of U.S. history. As a nation, America was taking shape at that time, and these stamps played an important part in its growth. The 5¢ issue of 1847 (Scott #1) features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin is credited with organizing America’s postal service back in the 1700s. On July 26, 1775, he was appointed by the Continental Congress as the first Postmaster General of the Confederation – which was of great importance to communications during the Revolutionary War. With this background, it’s easy to see why Franklin was given the honor of appearing on America’s first postage stamp! The 10¢ issue of 1847 (Scott #2) pictures George Washington, Revolutionary War hero and the first U.S. President. 1 Franklin These Philatelic Treasures are Becoming Harder to Find All collectors love owning firsts, which is why the first U.S. stamps are now so extremely rare and valuable. As you can imagine, many collectors lock these stamps away in permanent collections that are passed from generation to generation. One thing is for sure – less and less of the stamps of 1847 are available each year. They have become increasingly difficult, and expensive, to acquire. Make Your Collecting Dreams Come True We recommend you add these world-famous stamps to your collection today. After 95 years of serving stamp collectors, you can rely on Mystic Stamp Company’s experience to make your stamp collecting dreams come true. We guarantee your satisfaction. Interest-Free Time Payments Available on Stamps $200 or More Scott Number Mint Used 1847 Imperforate Stamps 1 5¢ red brown............... $4,500.00 $595.00 2 10¢ black .................... 9,500.00 1,995.00 1851-57 Imperforate Stamps 7 1¢ blue (II) .................. 900.00 200.00 8 1¢ blue (III) ................. – – – 2,500.00 8A 1¢ blue (IIIa) ............... 5,000.00 1,200.00 9 1¢ blue (IV)................. 575.00 135.00 10 3¢ orange brown (I) .... 2,500.00 200.00 11 3¢ dull red (I) .............. 300.00 18.00 2 Washington 7-9, 18-2410 12 5¢ red brown (I) .......... – – – 950.00 Franklin Washington 13 10¢ green (I)............... 9,500.00 1,350.00 14 10¢ green (II).............. 2,500.00 325.00 15 10¢ green (III)............. 2,500.00 300.00 16 10¢ green (IV)............. – – – 1,850.00 17 12¢ black .................... 3,000.00 390.00 Series of 1857-61 Same Designs aspreceding issue. Perforated 151/2 18 1¢ blue (I) ................... 1,500.00 700.00 20 1¢ blue (II) .................. 700.00 325.00 21 1¢ blue (III) ................. 7,750.00 2,475.00 22 1¢ blue (IIIa) ............... 1,250.00 550.00 23 1¢ blue (IV)................. 4,500.00 850.00 24 1¢ blue (V) .................. 210.00 67.50 25 3¢ rose (I).................... 1,750.00 135.00 26 3¢ dull red (III)............. 110.00 15.00 26A 3¢ dull red (IV) ............ 350.00 110.00 27 5¢ brick red (I)............. – – – 1,750.00 28 5¢ red brown (I)........... – – – 1,050.00 28A 5¢ Indian red (I)........... – – – 3,500.00 29 5¢ brown (I)................. 1,500.00 450.00 30 5¢ orange brown (II).... 1,000.00 1,250.00 30A 5¢ brown (II)................ 1,250.00 375.00 31 10¢ green (I) ............... – – – 1,250.00 32 10¢ green (II) .............. 3,250.00 325.00 33 10¢ green (III)............. 3,200.00 300.00 34 10¢ green (IV)............. – – – 2,250.00 35 10¢ green (V).............. 325.00 110.00 36 12¢ black .................... 1,100.00 350.00 37 24¢ gray lilac .............. 1,000.00 425.00 38 30¢ orange ................. 1,150.00 525.00 39 90¢ blue...................... 2,500.00 – – – 3 11, 25, 26, 26A12, 27-30A13-16, 31-3517, 36 WashingtonJeffersonWashingtonWashington 37 Washington 38 Franklin 39 Washington
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