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Scott Number: R18c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3299
Denomination/Type: 3c Proprietary, green, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 9.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 15.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: December 1864
Cancel or Company Type: Photographer
Company: T. J. Merritt
City: St. Louis
I'm not sure which of the 3 listed business entities was responsible for this item, so I went with the first one on the list. Once could also posit that cancels for the second and third would have incorporated '& Co.' into the cancel. Ex-Baryla.
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