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Scott Number: R15c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4805

Denomination/Type: 2c U.S. Internal Revenue, perforated

2023 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

City: Philadelphia

State: Pennsylvania

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.

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