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Scott Number: R152a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5010
Denomination/Type: 2c blue, silk paper
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.45
Estimated Retail Value: $ 75.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: January 06, 1875
Cancel or Company Type: Merchant
Company: William E. Buser
Furniture dealer. The earliest usage I've ever seen of an R152a... too bad it cannot be the date written, as the stamp was not issued until October 5, 1875. Most likely with the change of the new year, the check writer forgot to write the correct last digit, as wel all do for the first few weeks of a new year. Probably written January 6, 1876.
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