Friday, February 22, 2013

Franklin Mint & Freedoms Foundation

I wanted to show more pictures for this new item in my shop and this will be the first of more posts of vintage items.

1987 Official United States Constitution - Bicentennial Stamp / Silver Collection By Franklin Mint & Freedoms FoundationNew in my shop!

1987 Official United States Constitution - Bicentennial Stamp CollectionBy Franklin Mint & Freedoms Foundation

Issued in a limited edition of no more than 15,000 sets by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States Constitution and is the first collection of mint-quality specimens of every Constitution stamp in American history.

It is further certified that this collection consists of 14 covers combining mint-quality Constitution stamps with matching ingots minted in solid .925 sterling silver and that these covers bear the first day of issue cancellations applied at the post offices of first issue. Each cover bearing an out-of-issue stamp will be postmarked on the anniversary of that stamp's first day of issue in the original city of first issue.




All of the 14 stamps listed have the exact copy in a solid sterling silver ingot.

Each paired stamp & ingot are incased in a sealed plastic proctective display with a hard paper backing in a window envelope .

Each ingot is stamped on back with name & date of stamp, .925 sterling silver and copywright.

The Front of each envelope has the corresponding dates printed and stamped.

The Back of each envelope has a printed description of the stamps history and facts.

(1) 3 cent - The states ratify the constitution 1788 - United States postage 1938
Original issue date june 21, 1938. Cancellation date June 21, 1987.

(2) 5 cent - The United States bill of rights - 175th anniversary
Original issue date july 1, 1966. Cancellation date july 1, 1987.

(3) 22 cent - Dec 7, 1787 Delaware
First Day of Issue July 4, 1987.

(4) 3 cent - Susan B. Anthony - Suffrage for Women - U.S. Postage
Original issue date August 26, 1936. Cancellation date August 26, 1987.

(5) 22 cent - Dec 12, 1787 Pennsylvania
First Day of Issue August 26, 1987.

(6) 22 cent - The Bicentennial - of the constitution of the United States of America 1787-1987
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987

(7) 22 cent - We The People - of the United States in order to form a more perfect union... - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(8) 22 cent - Establish Justice - insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare... - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(9) 22 cent - And Secure - the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity- - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(10) 22 cent - Do Ordain - and establish this Constitution for the United States of America - Preamble, U.S. Constitution
First Day of Issue August 28, 1987.

(11) 22 cent - Dec 18, 1787 New Jersey
First Day of Issue September 11, 1987.

(12) 22 cent - U.S. Constitution - 1787-1987
First Day of Issue September 17, 1987.

(13) 3 cent - Contitution Sesouicentennial 1787 - 1937
Original Date of Issue September 17, 1937. Cancelation Date Semptember 17, 1987.

(14) 3 cent - 75th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the constitution
Original Issue Date October 20, 1940.



The binder is in excellent condition with very slight wear with small nick on back cover.

The Paper dividers and plastic holder pages are in excellent condition.

The envelopes are in excellent condition.

The stamps and ingots are in mint condition.

This rare collection is the perfect addition to any silver, stamp and patriotic collection!

It is hard to determie exactly how much in weight the silver is since I can't take it out but I weighed one with the card backing and my estament for all the silver combined would be 11-14 oz.




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