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Scott Number: R32a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5171

Denomination/Type: 10c Bill of Lading, blue, imperforate

2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 75.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Blue

Cancel Date: March 25, 1863

Cancel or Company Type: Steamship/Shipping/Maritime Company

Company: A. A. Low & Brothers

City: New York

State: NY

10-cent Bill of Lading imperforate on a March 1863 (EMU) bill of lading for coal to be carried on the bark Benefactor to Hong Kong. Bills of Lading to overseas destinations are quite scarce, and EMUs even more so. The document is on a thin and very delicate tissue paper. No wonder very few survived.

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