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Scott Number: 86 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5713

Denomination/Type: 1c Franklin, blue, perf. 12, E Grill

2023 Scott Catalog Value: $ 950.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 450.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: March 25, 1869

Cancel or Company Type: Merchant

Company: S. A. Swenson

City: Austin

State: Texas

Vertical pair, either Scott #86 (E grill) or #92 (F grill) used improperly as revenues on a March 1869 draft. While the stamps themselves have condition issues, this is an incredibly scarce piece. Not just because grilled issues used improperly as revenue stamps are very uncommon, but also in the fact that it is a Texas usage. Revenue stamped Texas documents from the Civil War era are very scarce, as there were not yet any major population centers in Texas at this time, so very few documents survived.

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