71 United States Benjamin Franklin 30c orange 1861

$125.00

With the outbreak of the American Civil War in April 1861, the United States Government demonetized all of the postage stamp issues from 1847 to 1860, in order to prevent their use by postmasters and postal patrons within the Confederate States of America. The new contract to produce United States postage stamps was awarded to the National Banknote Co. Beginning in August 1861, the new redesigned United States postage stamps were issued.

Additional information

Catalog Number

71

Condition

VF

Denomination

30c

Paper

white wove

Printer

National Bank Note Co.

First Issued

1861

Cancel

black fancy

Catalog Value

200.00