EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THE WATERBURY LARGE BEE FANCY CANCEL. A SCARCE AND DESIRABLE FANCY CANCEL.
The details of this carving are truly remarkable and clearly visible in this example; for example, the delicate lines of the bee's wings.
Ex Laehder. With 1981 P.F. certificate.
VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE KITTRELL N.C. "SHOO FLY" FANCY CANCEL.
The children's song of the same name was written by Thomas Brigham Bishop (who also wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and other famous patriotic songs). The words were later changed to "I belong to somebody" from "I belong to Company G", a reference to a black detachment commanded by Bishop.
Ex Laehder. With 1995 P.F. certificate