on U.S. Postage Stamps


Washington and Franklin

2-cent Washington Bicentennial stamp
George Washington
1st President (1789-1797)
5c Franklin Panama-Pacific small die proof
Benjamin Franklin
Postmaster General (1775-1776)

Brown mentions founding fathers who were Masons, including Washington and Franklin.


8-cent Harry S. Truman stamp
Brown mentions presidents who were Masons, including Truman.
Harry S. Truman
33rd President (1945-1953)

Using his benefit as a retired president to send mail without postage (free frank), Harry S. Truman sent this cover to Supreme Court Justice Harold H. Burton. It bears a typewritten airmail notation. It bears neither a postmark nor other indication of date, which is common for free frank covers.

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Free Frank cover