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Scott Number: R2c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5167
Denomination/Type: 1c Playing Cards, red, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value: $ 660.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 450.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Date: March 1865
Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity
City: Coals Mouth
State: West Virginia
Horizontal pair and single of 2-cent Playing Cards, used illegally as postage on an 1865 cover from Colas Mouth, West Virginia. The single and the left stamp from the pair each have a vertical plate scratch. If you digitally position the single above the left stamp of the pair, it looks like it could be one long continuous scratch crossing both stamps. Very unique piece.
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