Hover your cursor
over the image to see a zoom at right.
Scott Number: R15c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4805
Denomination/Type: 2c U.S. Internal Revenue, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.25
Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Blue
Cancel Date: September 19, 1867
Cancel or Company Type: Merchant
Company: Jacob B. Ritter
This may very well be the largest ornate handstamp cancel I have ever seen, on a billhead from Jacob Ritter, 'importer of bolting cloths'. The branding in the cancel text matches the branding at upper left on the billhead, although interestingly the spelling is different. Gorgeous!
If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.