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Scott Number: R7b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5371
Because this is a counterfeit/forgery, the catalog value does not apply. However, it may have value as a reference item.
Estimated Retail Value: $ 25.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Multiple Line
Cancel Date: ??? 1863
Cancel or Company Type: Unknown
Listed as a fake because R7b doesn't exist. Likely created from an an imperforate R7a, but the question is why? It doesn't make sense as a philatelic forgery. The perfs are jagged and nonstandard. I posit that it may have been privately done for the sake of expediency and functionality, similar to the private sewing machine perforations. Interesting regardless.
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