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Scott Number: R3c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5707
Denomination/Type: 1c Proprietary, red, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50
Estimated Retail Value: $ 175.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Rimless Circle/Oval
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: July 26, 1864
Cancel or Company Type: Druggist/Pharmacist/Patent Medicine
Company: ??? W. Tufts
Scarce rimless circle handstamp on matching partial box lid for TUFTS LOZENGES. I initially thought this was James W. Tufts of Tufts, Grosvenor & Co., which was founded in 1870, but the first initial appears to possibly be G. It's not a J. Also, the city ends in 'ville', not Boston. Also James W. Tufts was not involved in producing anything like throat lozenges.
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