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Scott Number: RB13b Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5715
Denomination/Type: Proprietary: 3c orange, watermark 191R, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 4.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 10.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Printed
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: September 05, 1874
Cancel or Company Type: Druggist/Pharmacist/Patent Medicine
Company: Nathan Van Beil & Co.
City: New York
State: New York
Manufacturers of 'Rye and Rock' proprietary medicine, which consisted of large sugar crystals dissolved in rye whiskey. These are fairly common cancels on the 2nd issue proprietary stamps, but these are interesting in that they show that the sheets were run through the printing press applying the cancels twice, at odd angles.
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