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Scott Number: R3d Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5654

Denomination/Type: 1c Proprietary, red, silk paper

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 75.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 50.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Multiple Line

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: ??? 1869

Cancel or Company Type: Druggist/Pharmacist/Patent Medicine

Company: Lee & Munson

City: New York

State: New York

Lee & Munson JOKES breath perfume handstamp cancel dated 1869, but stamp is clearly a silk paper with multiple blue threads apparent on both sides of the stamp. The silk paper did not exist prior to early-mid 1870, but it was not uncommon for users of proprietary cancels to use the same cancel for extended periods of time, so this cancel could easily have been used into 1870.

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