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Scott Number: 65 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4541
Denomination/Type: 3c Washington, rose, perf. 12
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
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).
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