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Scott Number: RB2a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3908

Denomination/Type: Proprietary: 2c green and black, violet paper

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 8.75

Estimated Retail Value: $ 20.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: April 1873

Cancel or Company Type: Manufacturer/Industrial Trade

Company: Collins Co.

City: Hartford


Nominally illegal use of a proprietary stamp as a documentary on a dividend check. The signer, Elisha Colt, was a banker & attorney as well as being a cousin of Samuel Colt of Colt Fire Arms. Collins Co was a world class manufacturer of axes, machetes & other cutting implements in Collinsville, CT on the Farmington River.

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