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Scott Number: R3c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2707

Denomination/Type: 1c Proprietary, red, perforated

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50

Estimated Retail Value: $ 40.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Printed

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: April 20, 1864

Cancel or Company Type: Manufacturer/Industrial Trade

Company: Cahoon Manufacturing Co.

City: Portland

State: Maine

Per Mike Morrissey, this is a stamp used on a boot-black known as 'Vernatella.' Cahoon manufactured oil lamps in Portland, Me. The boot-black was undoubtedly a sideline.

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