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Scott Number: R6c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3504
Denomination/Type: 2c Bank Check, orange, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.45
Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Script
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: January 10, 1865
Cancel or Company Type: Steamship/Shipping/Maritime Company
Company: Merchants Navigation and Transportation Co.
Just a wonderful document! It is a receipt for ship transport via Merchants Navigation and Transportation Co. steamer 'Commonwealth' from Silas Pierce & Co. to the Boston & Providence Railroad. There is a crisp railroad receiving datestamp (unlisted in Tolman) at top right center, and then an absolutely superb 'E.J. Smith' script handstamp cancel tying the stamp to the document. The steamer 'Commonwealth' was destroyed in a fire in December of 1865.
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