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Scott Number: R13b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 1364
Denomination/Type: 2c Proprietary, blue, part perforate
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 300.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 275.00 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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