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Scott Number: R3a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3240

Denomination/Type: 1c Proprietary, red, imperforate

Because this is a counterfeit/forgery, the catalog value does not apply. However, it may have value as a reference item.

Estimated Retail Value: $ 10.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel or Company Type: Unknown

Purchased as a fake, the decision by The Philatelic Foundation (1986 cert) is an interesting one. I have no doubt that it is not an R3a; the side margins are too tight. However, I question their determination that it is an R3d (silk paper). I scoured both sides of the stamp with 30x magnification and could find no evidence of blue silk threads. Making such a determination based on ink or paper color is not conclusive.

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