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Scott Number: R107b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4558
Denomination/Type: 5c blue and black, half used as 2c on document
2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $1000.00
Estimated Retail Value: $1000.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Color: Magenta/Purple
Cancel Date: February 17, 1873
Cancel or Company Type: Merchant
Company: Froney & Bruning
Dry goods merchant. 1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Until May 2018, the only reported example of R107b. A second example has now been discovered from the same company, containing the other half of this stamp. An image of the two bisect halves superimposed and aligned can be seen here.
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