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#1591       742       M.T. Co.       Blue.

  Lot # 1591
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  • Lot # 1591
  • System ID # 446000
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#1591        742        M.T. Co.        Blue.  

The 742 threadless was produced in a wide variety of colours, with different tones of aquamarine being the most prevalent.  Other more exotic colors are typically scarce to rare.  This particular hue is seldom encountered and is quite desirable.  

Produced for the Montreal Telegraph Company which was organized in Montreal in 1847.  The company expanded its territory with time, and by 1872 had 20,000 miles of telegraph wire in operation.  Lines crisscrossed all areas with  mentionable population all through eastern Canada, ranging from Ontario to the eastern Maritime Provinces, and into some northern States of the U.S.

Some base flaking, but all remains shallow, mostly emanating from the outer edge.  Most of the "M" is missing, ". T. Co. is present. Shallow, thumbnail chip on the lower, outside skirt has a narrow extension (see second photo).  Three other fingernail or smaller surface flakes up from the base on outer portion of skirt.  Surface on inside of the skirt is just a little cloudy, and overall could use a soapy bath.

Check prices for plain aqua units in the past year or so!  This exotic blue beauty is many times rarer and desirable.