1868 1¢ Benjamin Franklin Z-Grill-USA’s rarest stamp!

Benjamin Franklin Z-Grill--NY Public Library
Benjamin Franklin Z-Grill–NY Public Library

One of the USA’s rarest single stamps is the 1868 1¢ Benjamin Franklin Z-Grill. Printed and grilled in 1868, the Z-Grill design was not used for very long, a couple of weeks at the most. That short production time is what accounts for it being so rare today. As explained in a previous article, a grill was a waffle-like design embossed on a stamp as a security measure to prevent reuse. See article: FAQ-What is a stamp grill?

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The 5 Most Famous Stamp Collectors from the Past 100 Years

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

One of the wonderful things about stamp collecting is that anyone can do it. It is a hobby that appeals to a wide range of age groups, nationalities, and personalities. In fact, you would be surprised to learn just how diverse some of the world’s most famous stamp collectors really are.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or FDR, is best known as the only

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Stamp History-The Bluenose

The Bluenose Canada stamp
The Bluenose Canada stamp

There is often a colourful story behind a stamp. Sometimes, the images on these tiny pieces of paper tell a tale that could help us to learn more about who we are and where we come from. This new series will explore the stories behind some of the most famous and classic Canada stamps.

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