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Scott Number: 65 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4541

Denomination/Type: 3c Washington, rose, perf. 12

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 3.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 175.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: January 20, 1866

Cancel or Company Type: Merchant

Company: Pecker, Brickett & Page

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

Attractive illegal use of 3-cent George Washington (Scott #65) postage stamp with a socked-on-the-nose handstamp cancel. Very unusual in that the vast majority of illegal usages were manuscript canceled (smaller companies in remote locations unlikely to be able to afford handstamps).

If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.

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