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Scott Number: R21c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5740
Denomination/Type: 4c Playing Cards, slate, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 700.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 500.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Design/Symbol
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel or Company Type: Playing Card Company
Company: Thomas Groom & Co.
Very rare negative eagle handstamp cancel, one of only 4 known examples across all stamp denominations, all of which are faulty. Stamp has been repaired and reperfed. Thomas Groom & Co. was a stationer and importer of De La Rue playing cards.
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