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Scott Number: R1b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5422

Denomination/Type: 1c Express, red, part perforate

2023 Scott Catalog Value: $ 250.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 350.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Blue

Cancel Date: November 03, 1868

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

Company: Cochituate Water Board Office

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

Amazingly scarce item: A legitimate late-date east coast usage of a part perf or imperf. Typically genuine late-date usages are confined to the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) or are not genuine imperfs or part perfs, as supplies had been fully consumed by mid-to-late 1864. An 1868 usage is incredibly late, but this being a vertical pair makes it unquestionably genuine.

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