RO12a American Match Co.

$75.00

The stamp listed by Scott as RO12 black American Match Co. (Eagle)., remains pretty much an enigma. It was used by a firm in Amsterdam, New York, from November 1867 thru August 1869. It has been suggested that this firm was the predecessor of the American Match Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, which ordered its first stamps just as the issue of the Am­sterdam stamp ceased.  Although the two stamps (RO12 and RO10) exhibit some similarity in the frame design, this is probably no more than coinci­dence. None of the men associated with the Cleveland firm is known to have resided in Amsterdam, and since the ownership of the New York com­pany remains unknown, the mystery must stand.

Bruce Miller, The American Revenuer, March 1967 p. 24

Additional information

Scott Number

RO12a

Condition

Used, VF

Denomination

1c

Paper

Old paper

Issued

November 21, 1867 through August 19, 1869

Cancel

Uncancelled

2014 Scott Catalog Value

$60.00

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