This was one of the first issue of postage stamps made for British Guiana, now Guyana. They were printed from newspaper type in Georgetown, the capital, in the office of the Royal Gazette.Being a “primitive” production they were initialled by postal officials before issue as a security measure. Scissors rather than perforations were used to separate copies and this is one of two letters known with this stamp affixed and cut square rather than cut round.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) Franklin, always proud of his working class roots, became a successful newspaper editor and printer in Philadelphia, the leading city in the colonies. With two partners he published the Pennsylvania Chronicle, a newspaper that was known for its revolutionary sentiments and criticisms of the British policies. He became wealthy publishing Poor Richard's Almanack and The Pennsylvania Gazette.
Rainbow Cake - the filling is easy to make - just separate your batter and add food colouring. For vibrant colours, use Wilton gel dyes. Every other Friday the Gazette/Victoria news [postal code pending] has a 50% off Micheal's coupon, it comes in handy because good dye ain't cheap.