Benjamin Franklin

 US #2038 was issued for Priestley’s 250th birthday.
March 24, 1733

Birth of Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley was born on March 24, 1733, in Birstall, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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Colorano Silk Cachet Combination First Day Cover.
March 23, 1699

Birth of John Bartram 

Botanist John Bartram was born on March 23, 1699, in Darby, Pennsylvania Colony.

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 US #1 features a Franklin portrait that had previously been used on banknotes.
January 17, 1706

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin 

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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1983 20c Signing Of Treaty Of Paris Colorano Silk Cachet First Day Cover
January 14, 1784

Ratification Day 

On January 14, 1784, the Confederation Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American Revolutionary War.

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1980 40¢ Philip Mazzei Fleetwood First Day Cover
December 25, 1730

Birth of Philip Mazzei

Italian physician, merchant, horticulturalist and close friend of President Thomas Jefferson, Philip Mazzei was born on December 25, 1730, in Poggio a Caiano (Prato) in Tuscany.

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 US #1732 was issued for the 200th anniversary of Cook’s voyages to Hawaii and Alaska in 1778.
November 7, 1728

Birth of Explorer James Cook

British explorer and navigator Captain James Cook was born on November 7, 1728 (October 27 in the Old Style calendar), in Marton, Yorkshire, England. 

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 US #1 – Click the image to choose from several different conditions to add to your collection.
October 6, 1723

Franklin Arrives in Philadelphia 

On October 6, 1723, a 17-year-old Benjamin Franklin first arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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1936 1¢ John Paul Jones and John Barry, Army and Navy
July 6, 1747

Happy Birthday, John Paul Jones

Naval commander John Paul Jones was born John Paul on July 6, 1747, in Arbigland, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. 

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 US #2036 was issued for the 200th anniversary of this treaty.  Click image to order.
April 3, 1783

Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Sweden

On April 3, 1783, the US signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Sweden, the first such treaty between the US and a nation that wasn’t an ally in the Revolutionary War.

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