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Scott Number: R107b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4896
Denomination/Type: 5c blue and black, half used as 2c on document
2020 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 12, 1873
Cancel or Company Type: Merchant
Company: Froney & Bruning
Dry goods merchant. A new discovery as of May 2018, only the second reported example of R107b. The other known example is from the same company, containing the other half of this stamp. Ex-Hiram Deats. Given to a family acquaintance shortly before his death in 1963, this item has been off the market for well over half a century. An image of the two bisect halves superimposed and aligned can be seen here.
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