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Scott Number: R11c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5732
Denomination/Type: 2c Playing Cards, blue, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 4.50
Estimated Retail Value: $ 175.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Monogram
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel or Company Type: Photographer
Beautiful negative CB monogram handstamp with exterior double dotted circle. The previous owner attributed the cancel to Charles Bartlet, but I believe that to be inaccurate. Bruce Baryla included an example of this cancel in his CD-ROM reference on Civil War photographer cancels, as he had an example on an unmarked CDV, so it is likely a photographer, but we just don't know whom.
If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.