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Scott Number: 76 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4914

Denomination/Type: 5c Jefferson, brown, perf. 12

2019 Scott Catalog Value: $ 180.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 350.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Embossed

Cancel Date: February 05, 1865

Cancel or Company Type: Druggist/Pharmacist/Patent Medicine

Company: Sterling's Ambrosia Manufacturing Co.

City: New York

State: NY

An illegal use of 5-cent Thomas Jefferson (Scott #76) postage stamp as revenue tied by embossed company seal to a certificate for the second installment payment on a purchase of one share of stock in 'Sterling's Ambrosia Manufacturing Company.' Sterling's Ambrosia was a hair tonic.

Catalogue value shown is for normal postal use on cover.

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