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Scott Number: R147 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3495

Denomination/Type: $3 green and black

2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 110.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Color: Blue

Cancel Date: May 13, 1872

Cancel or Company Type: Steamship/Shipping/Maritime Company

Company: Steamship S.S. Princess Alice

Manuscript cancel of the paddle steamer S.S. Princess Alice. Signer used the German convention of using a 'long s' (which looks like a script 'f') for any word ending in double s. The ship was eventually sunk in 1878 with a loss of 650 people on board. Ex-Morrissey.

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