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Scott Number: R17c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4967
Denomination/Type: 3c Playing Cards, green, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 200.00
Cancel Method: Printed
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: December 1863
Cancel or Company Type: Playing Card Company
Company: Samuel Hart & Co.
A complete playing card wrapper from the Samuel Hart & Co. playing card company for their 'Linen Eagle' playing cards. It features 2-cent and 3-cent Playing Cards stamps with printed script December 1863 'SH&Co.' cancels. Presumably the selling price of the deck of cards increased at a later date, thus necessitating the addtiion of the 3 5-cent Playing Card stamps using a later single-line block style handstamp cancel.
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