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Scott Number: R27c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5192
Denomination/Type: 5c Inland Exchange, red, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.60
Estimated Retail Value: $ 20.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: May 16, 1867
Cancel or Company Type: Unknown
Eight R27c singles used on an 1867 promissory note, at least 5 of which exhibit legitimate 'freak' perfs. Unlike the fabricated freak perfs you frequently see with the perforations at bizarre angles, these exhibit the extra perfs in a manner consistent with having fed the sheet of stamps through the perforator a second time: the extra perfs parallel to the initial perfs.
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