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Joseph L. Bates, Boston (One Cent)

Obv: JOSEPH L. BATES (curved) / FANCY GOODS (curved) / 129 / WASHINGTON ST. / BOSTON / PAT AUG 12, 1862. J. GAULT, surrounded by beaded circle. Rev: Blue one-cent U.S. postage stamp depicting a bust of Benjamin Franklin facing right Edge: plain

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society

Civil War (1861–1865)

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Friedberg EP-6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin and mica shell enclosing a blue postage stamp




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