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Benjamin Block — Weekly Feature #404

The One Cent U.S. stamp featuring a bust of Benjamin Franklin was in use from 1851-1857 imperforate and from 1857-1861 perforated.  A total of 12 plates were used with the last two being the most interesting.  For these last plates two new transfer rolls were prepared from the altered original die.  The new transfer rolls …

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