Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cancels for February 20 and May 20 on 2 Cent Proprietary Block of Ten

Block of 10, RB27 Proprietary battleship
plate number and partial bureau imprint

February 20, 1901 handstamp dates in left column
May 20, 1901 handstamp dates in right column
Manuscript initials

Unknown company, interesting piece.  What firm producing proprietary articles would cancel columns of stamps within the same sheet with dates three months apart?  2 cent stamps would indicate wine or chewing gum companies primarily.

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