Grenada Grenadines ‘Poor Richard’s Almanacks’ Stamps

Grenada is an island country in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself, two smaller islands, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, and several small islands which lie to the north of the main island and are a part of the Grenadines.

Benjamin Franklin published his almanack annually from 1732 to 1758. It included weather forecasts, household hints, puzzles, and other entertaining items. Disney characters are enlisted to act out some of the more famous sayings from the book on this set of stamps produced to mark the 1989 World Stamp Expo.

Some of the sayings are better known than others. But each are rendered in quite a funny manner with an appropriate Disney character.

Benjamin Franklin was active as a writer, scientist, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher. On his days off, he invented things. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States postmaster general. It’s this last fact that makes this series of stamps a logical one!

Do you have a favorite quote?

FUN FACTS: Franklin adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders” when publishing his almanack.

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