The United States’ First Postage Stamp
The United States’ First Postage Stamp

The United States’ First Postage Stamp

Limited Quantity Available!
Code: USSF

A genuine five-cent Benjamin Franklin stamp issued over 170 years ago, presented in a specially designed folio.


(Plus free postage & handling).


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The United States’ First Postage Stamp

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On 1 July 1847, the United States issued its first adhesive postage stamp, the five-cent Benjamin Franklin. This historic stamp not only is America’s first official stamp, but also pays tribute to Benjamin Franklin – one of America’s most important Founding Fathers and their first Postmaster General. Now, through our extensive philatelic resources, we are able to make a small number of these treasured U.S. stamps available. Each genuine stamp is more than 170 years old, and is presented on a custom bonded-leather Presentation Folio that can be displayed on a desk, table or shelf, yet fits into a safe deposit box for safekeeping.

As we have only a very small number of these historic stamps available, requests will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Folio is 5¾” x 3 ⅞”.


Orders for non-personalised products which are in stock are usually delivered within about 7 days. Personalised products may take longer.

Guarantee & Returns


We want you to be 100% satisfied with your Danbury Mint purchase, which is why we offer a no-quibble 90-day return on any item that you are not happy with.  We’ll even pay the postage.

You can create a free Royal Mail Tracked Returns label here  and print off the label yourself or at your local Post Office or Customer Service Point.

Your order number can be found on your invoice.  If you do not have your Order No. available, have multiple items to return, or your item is personalised, please contact our Customer Services team on 0344 557 5600 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email to arrange your return

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