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8-cent Franklin

The 8-cent Franklin stamp was not issued to address any specific rate. Rather, it was issued to pay multiple rates. This stamp underwent four renditions, differentiated by a variety of papers, coils, watermarks, and perforations.

As a single stamp, the 8-cent Franklin could have paid the four-times domestic first-class rate. Patrons also combined it with other denominations to fulfill large weight and foreign destination rates. By the time the last 8-cent Franklin stamps were sold, more than 800 million had been issued.


Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 8c Franklin unwatermarked single
  • 8c Franklin block of six
  • 8c Franklin single line watermark bottom plate block of six
  • 8c Franklin single line watermark left plate block of six
  • 8c Franklin single line watermark right plate block of six
  • 8c Franklin single line watermark top plate block of six
  • 8c Franklin block of six
  • 8c Franklin block of six
  • 8c Franklin plate proof
  • 8c Franklin single line watermark bottom plate block of six
  • 8c Franklin single line watermark left plate block of six
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