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Scott Number: R13b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 1364

Denomination/Type: 2c Proprietary, blue, part perforate

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 250.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 225.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Oval

Cancel Color: Red

Cancel Date: December 1863

Cancel or Company Type: Express, Carrier, or Delivery

Company: Wells Fargo & Co.

Along the top and at top right are faint guidelines to assist in the plate layout. After a while they usually wore to invisibility. The heavy line running along the right side is called a bulge line. This is caused by the displacement of the metal of the plate upward when rocking in the various plate positions.

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