W.D. Curtis
Cannon Match Company

The W. D. Curtis match company was located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Its stamps were issued from August, 1869 throughAugust, 1873. 1,654,408 were issued on old paper and 1,827,092 on silk paper. The copy above was issued on silk paper.

W.D. Curtis was a founding partner in the Cannon Match Company. H.W. Cannon had no part in running it, but as a local banker he loaned money to buy the revenue stamps, so they bore his name. They were only issued from December of 1877 to some time in 1878. 1,131,520 were printed on pink paper.

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