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Scott Number: R24c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4803

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: Manuscript

Cancel Date: May 05, 1866

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

Company: B. Baker, town clerk

City: Brookline

State: MA

An 1866 dog license from Brookline, Mass., with a dog's head vignette. Very uncommon document type. Reading the text of the statutes, it's clear that while while there were penalties for harming a licensed dog, society of the time had no love for unlicensed animals, which were to be killed on sight. The SPCA would not approve...

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