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Scott Number: R6c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5681
Denomination/Type: 2c Bank Check, orange, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.45
Estimated Retail Value: $ 500.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: July 21, 1866
Cancel or Company Type: Steamship/Shipping/Maritime Company
Company: Glidden & Williams Line of California Packets
1866 bill of lading from the steamship company 'Glidden & Williams.' Bills of lading typically weren't printed in multiple inks, let alone metallic ink. The gold is bright and reflective; more beautiful in hand than the image implies.
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