benjamin franklin 300th

Canada Special Event Cover #S69 - Benjamin Franklin 300th (2006)



As one of North America's first joint Deputy Postmasters General, Benjamin Franklin laid the foundation of an efficient postal system for what would become Canada and the United States. Franklin's life story encompassed much more than his role as joint Deputy Postmaster General (1753 - 1774), and his numerous endeavours formed the legacy of a statesman who was respected within international circles. Writer, philosopher, publisher, printer, inventor, scientist, public servant, abolitionist, diplomat, entrepreneur and founding father of the United States - these are just some of the achievements that can be attributed to Benjamin Franklin three hundred years after his birth.

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