1881 Franklin 1c Gray Blue

1881 Franklin 1c
1881 Franklin 1c

This Ben Franklin issue is a re-engraved version of the 1873 type. What were originally vertical lines are now so thick that the area appears to be a solid color and more shading was added to the arabesques in the upper corners. That said, the basic design puts it in the same series as the Washington 3c Green.

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