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Scott Number: R189 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3659
Denomination/Type: $50 gray, open numerals surcharged in black, hyphen-hole perf. 7
2020 Scott Catalog Value: $ 140.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Multiple cancel types
Cancel Date: December 10, 1901
Cancel or Company Type: Railroad
Company: Northern Securities Co.
Valued as a cut cancel, but the cuts are only visible from the back of the stamp. Lovely example otherwise with well placed handstamp cancel. Cancel date is less than a month after the company was incorporated; the company was scandal-ridden and eventually sued by the company and forced to dissolve.
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