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Scott Number: R31c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2353
Denomination/Type: 6c Proprietary, orange, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $1800.00
Estimated Retail Value: $1600.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Stencil
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: August 09, 1871
Cancel or Company Type: Druggist/Pharmacist/Patent Medicine
Company: A. M. F. Gianelli
1998 APEX certificate. AMFG = Seller of Italian bitters. This is an lovely example of R31c, which is is almost universally found faulty and poorly centered. The Scott catalog states 'Nearly all examples of No. R31 are faulty and poorly centered. The catalogue value is for a fine centered stamp with minor faults which do not detract from its appearance.'
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