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Scott Number: R25c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5110
Denomination/Type: 5c Express, red, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.40
Estimated Retail Value: $ 600.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Design/Symbol
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: December 09, 1864
Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker
Company: Isaac Nathans
Pawnbroker's ticket for a watch, with the stamp canceled by a stylized Star of David handstamp cancel. 'S.G.N.' stands for Samuel G. Nathans, presumably a relative or predecessor. Pawn tickets from the Civil War are exceptionally rare, with only a handful known.
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