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Scott Number: R21c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5659

Denomination/Type: 4c Playing Cards, slate, perforated

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 700.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 175.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Printed

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: ??? 1864

Cancel or Company Type: Playing Card Company

Company: Lawrence & Cohen

City: New York

State: New York

Typeset (printed) provisional playing card company cancel, incredibly scarce on the 4-cent Playing Cards. Were it not for the condition issues, this would be a very valuable piece (a nicer-condition example sold for over $1,000 on Stamp Auction Network in 2019).

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