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Scott Number: R24c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3798

Denomination/Type: 5c Certificate, red, perforated

2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50

Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Oval

Cancel Color: Blue

Cancel Date: December 21, 1868

Cancel or Company Type: Express, Carrier, or Delivery

Company: American Merchants Union Express Co.

City: New York

State: NY

American Merchants Union Express Company stock certificate issued in 1868. Signed by William G. Fargo as president. After cutthroat competition between the Merchants Union Express Company and American Express for a couple of years, the companies merged in 1868 with William Fargo as president. At this point, Henry Wells retired from the company. In 1873, American Merchants Union Express Company was renamed American Express Company.

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