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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
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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