Last updated March 22, 2020 My Revenue Stamp Collection Newest Additions

These are the newest additions to my collection.

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Scott # R162. Added March 22, 2020

R162

U.S. Casualty Co. Very interesting item. This is the first solo usage of a half-cent documentary battleship revenue stamp that I have seen. It appears to be a promotional 1-month accident insurance policy. Very innovative marketing idea!

 

Scott # R15c. Added March 22, 2020

R15c

M.M. & Co./Putty & Co. Interesting dual-company tombstone-style framed handstamp cancel. Hardware & glass.

 

Scott # R69a. Added March 22, 2020

R69a

Clerk's Office. An example of what I call 'The California Late Imperfs'. Normally imperforates and part perfs with late cancel dates are an immediate red flag for fakery... the one notable exception being a cache/hoard of imperfs that apparently resurfaced from storage late in the taxation period in California, that are legitimate imperforates and part perfs. Normally you don't find imperfs used after 1864, but California examples can be found MUCH later.

 

Scott # RNT4. Added March 14, 2020

RNT4

Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway Co.

 

Scott # R36a. Added March 10, 2020

R36a

This one is a travesty... a vertical pair of R36a with a large-format clotheir handstamp cancel. Sadly, it has a piercing (document was stacked on a spindle on a clerk's desk) which results in severe tears to both stamps. It would have been a great showpiece otherwise.

 

Scott # R15c. Added March 10, 2020

R15c

Price, Parrish & Co. Very unusual handstamp cancel with either an eagle or a seal/walrus at the center (likely the former). I've not been able to dig up any logo or other images associated with this firm, which was an import house.

 

Scott # R36c. Added March 10, 2020

R36c

G.P. Hopkins. Very scarce negative photographer handstamp cancel, the only example I have ever seen.

 

Scott # R6c. Added March 10, 2020

R6c

Very unusual boxed 'PAID 4' handstamp cancel with very ornate corner ornaments.

 

Scott # R22c. Added March 8, 2020

R22c

Walker & Taylor. Extremely rare 7-line Walker & Taylor printed cancel; much more scarce than the 10-line printed cancels found on the 1-cent and 2-cent denominations. Double transfer at top and lower left.

 

Scott # R18c. Added March 8, 2020

R18c

S. McCrary. One of the three known California photographers that used stencil cancels. Very scarce. S. McCrary was located in a fraternal organization meeting room called the 'Odd Fellows Hall'.

 

Scott # R89c. Added March 8, 2020

R89c

Bold 'Bark Magna Charter' manuscript cancel.

 

Scott # R15c. Added March 7, 2020

R15c

Comstock's Regular Clipper Line. Reconstructed large-format boxed handstamp cancel from Comstock's Regular Clipper Line, New York to San Francisco.

 

Scott # R5c. Added March 7, 2020

R5c

Jacob Tobler. Fancy negative 'JT' script monogram cancel, the first example I have seen in a multiple.

 

Scott # R27c. Added March 7, 2020

R27c

B & Co. Unusual negative cancel with Old English font.

 

Scott # R68c. Added March 7, 2020

R68c

William Langford & Sons. Ornate insurance broker boxed handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # R44c. Added March 7, 2020

R44c

The Farmer's Bank of Washington County. Ornate oval bank cancel with fancy text placement.

 

Scott # R44c. Added March 4, 2020

R44c

The Montana Mineral Land and Mining Co.

 

Scott # R57a. Added March 4, 2020

R57a

FE & CEC. Very bold and heavy manuscript cancel.

 

Scott # R21c. Added March 4, 2020

R21c

Unusual circular handstamp cancel with 'AWF' script initials.

 

Scott # R65c. Added March 4, 2020

R65c

D. H.

 

Scott # R130. Added March 4, 2020

R130

Simon de Visser. Large-size handstamp cancel with diagonal cutting blades above and below the date slug as part of the canceling device.

 

Scott # R247. Added March 3, 2020

R247

Dollar Steamship Lines. R247-249 with cut cancels and large-format circular handstamp cancels, prsumably from bills of lading. Very interesting and scarce.

 

Scott # R126. Added March 1, 2020

R126

Brady's Bend Iron Co. While at first glance it appears to be a handstamped cancel, it is actually a printed cancel. See my page devoted to the cancels of the Brady's Bend Iron Co.

 

Scott # R6c. Added March 1, 2020

R6c

Brady's Bend Iron Co. While at first glance it appears to be a handstamped cancel, it is actually a printed cancel. See my page devoted to the cancels of the Brady's Bend Iron Co.

 

Scott # R86c. Added March 1, 2020

R86c

John S. Emery & Co. Ship brokers cancel.

 

Scott # R61a. Added March 1, 2020

R61a

Charles W. Brooks & Co. Shipping and commission merchants and agents, Hawaiian Packet Line for Honolulu. An example of what I call 'The California Late Imperfs'. Normally imperforates and part perfs with late cancel dates are an immediate red flag for fakery... the one notable exception being a cache/hoard of imperfs that apparently resurfaced from storage late in the taxation period in California, that are legitimate imperforates and part perfs. Normally you don't find imperfs used after 1864, but California examples can be found MUCH later.

 

Scott # R5a. Added March 1, 2020

R5a

Tallant & Co. An example of what I call 'The California Late Imperfs'. Normally imperforates and part perfs with late cancel dates are an immediate red flag for fakery... the one notable exception being a cache/hoard of imperfs that apparently resurfaced from storage late in the taxation period in California, that are legitimate imperforates and part perfs. Normally you don't find imperfs used after 1864, but California examples can be found MUCH later.

 

Scott # RB2a. Added March 1, 2020

RB2a

E.F.B. & Co.

 

Scott # RB1a. Added March 1, 2020

RB1a

Walker & Taylor. 8-line printed cancel: SLOAN'S Condition Powder, Horse Ointment, Damily Ointment, Instant Relief. WALKER & TAYLOR. Not the greatest strike, or this would be a $150-250 item.

 

Scott # RB15b. Added March 1, 2020

RB15b

Meyer Brothers & Co.

 

Scott # R77c. Added March 1, 2020

R77c

Bank of Commerce.

 

Scott # R5a. Added March 1, 2020

R5a

Handy & Hoadley. Diminuitive embossed cancel.

 

Scott # R28c. Added March 1, 2020

R28c

J D. Printed/typeset cancel, where the press operator apparently had some positioning issues (the cancel should have been centered on the stamp).

 

Scott # R115. Added February 29, 2020

R115

Henderson Insurance Agency. Large 6-line insurance agency handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # R15c. Added February 29, 2020

R15c

1st National Bank.

 

Scott # R46b. Added February 29, 2020

R46b

Providence Washington Insurance Co. Tolman P-40-1.

 

Scott # R64b. Added February 29, 2020

R64b

Simon de Visser.

 

Scott # R24d. Added February 29, 2020

R24d

Reconstructed block of 9 of 5-cent Certifcate silk paper, showcasing a large-format flourished '31' processing handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # RJ7. Added February 29, 2020

RJ7

Set of high-denomination tobacco sale tax stamps: $1, $2, $5, $10, and $10, in used blocks of four.

 

Scott # R222. Added February 29, 2020

R222

Used block of 4 showing provisional F.D. (future delivery) handstamps. This provisional handstamp is also found in violet.

 

Scott # R36b. Added February 29, 2020

R36b

Part perforate stamps imperforate vertically tend to be far more scarce than their horizontally imperforate counterparts. However, some are incredibly scarce, and this is one example. To date, I have only been able to find one other reported multiple of R36b imperf vertically, that being a lone strip of three recorded in the Curtis Census. The Scott Catalogue does not currently provide separate values for imperf horizontal vs. vertical part perforates, a long overdue improvement.

 

Scott # R6c. Added February 29, 2020

R6c

J. Norris Greene. Large-format shield handstamp cancel. Subject of photo is Capt. Sidney T. Robinson mustered into the 14th Illinois Cavalry Regiment (Company L) as a Private on Jan. 7, 1863. He was transferred to the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry Regiment on Dec. 14, 1864 as a First Lieutenant. He left the regiment as a Captain.

 

Scott # R18c. Added February 29, 2020

R18c

Francis Forshew. Large script F monogram handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # R14c. Added February 28, 2020

R14c

Very unusual. This CDV depicts a famous painting, Robert Walter Weir's 'The Embarkation of the Pilgrims', painted in 1857, which currently hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda.

 

Scott # R162. Added February 15, 2020

R162

Insurance Company of North America. Three 5-cent battleship documentaries along with 1-cent and half-cent battleships, paying 16.5 cents tax on a 1901 insurance policy.

 

Scott # R6c. Added February 12, 2020

R6c

Duncan, Hanna & Codd. Gorgeous two-color billhead with an American Indian vignette. 'Manufacturers and Dealers in Cut, Chewing, Smoking and Plug Tobacco'.

 

Scott # R29c. Added February 12, 2020

R29c

Block of six 5-cent Proprietaries plus 2 singles, used illegally as documentaries, on a portion of a note.

 

Scott # R36c. Added February 12, 2020

R36c

Continental Insurance Co. Insurance policy and wonderfully ornate renewal certificate.

 

Scott # R27c. Added February 11, 2020

R27c

October 1865 guardianship bond with 20 copies of R27c, including a block of 12 and strip of 5. The strip of 5 contains multiple examples with double transfers at bottom.

 

Scott # R163. Added February 9, 2020

R163

November 1898 bill of lading for transport of 25,000 bushels of oats from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Buffalo New York, aboard the steamer Mecosta.

 

Scott # R154. Added February 9, 2020

R154

Charles Kennee & Co. September 1898 bill of lading for 47,350 bushels of barley shipped via the steamer D.C. Whitney from Chicago to Buffalo, New York.

 

Scott # R163. Added February 9, 2020

R163

Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway. 1898 bill of lading for 4,419 tons of iron ore to be carried from Duluth, Minnesota to Cleveland, Ohio for the Adams Mining Co., about the steamship Menida (?).

 

Scott # R163. Added February 8, 2020

R163

Spencer, Moore & Co. Attractive 1898 bill of lading for 25,000 bushels of northern spring wheat sent from Duluth, Minnesota to Buffalo, New York on the steamer Merida.

 

Scott # R147. Added December 26, 2019

R147

A very meticulously-placed manuscript cancel.

 

Scott # R14c. Added December 26, 2019

R14c

Jeremiah Gurney. A huge jumbo of a stamp.

 

Scott # R37be. Added December 26, 2019

R37be

The Little Schuylkill Navigation Rail Road and Coal Co. Unlisted in Scott. Two R37b singles and a bisected single paying 25 cents tax on a portion of an 1864 stock certificate.

 

Scott # R36e. Added December 26, 2019

R36e

T. G. Emsley, Treasurer. Bisect with bold handstamp cancel, on a fragment of a tax lien document. Here is a photocopy of a complete document showing the other half of the same stamp.

 

Scott # R15f. Added December 26, 2019

R15f

Two document fragments, each with a bisected 2-cent USIR, being two halves of the same stamp. Here is an image of the two halves superimposed, showing that they are both halves of the same stamp.

 

Scott # R22c. Added December 26, 2019

R22c

A. A. Nash. Beautiful horizontal pair with centered handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # R1b. Added December 26, 2019

R1b

Double transfer in both bottom numerals of top stamp. Extremely scarce. DT is not listed in Scott for the part perforate stamp. The catalog value shown above is just for a normal pair.

 

Scott # R49a. Added December 26, 2019

R49a

W.D. Sherrerd. Just a gorgeous example of a steel die oval handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # R151a. Added December 26, 2019

R151a

2002 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Four-margin examples are difficult to find; most examples are considerably off-center.

 

Scott # R151a. Added December 26, 2019

R151a

Inverted center. Four-margin examples are difficult to find; most examples are considerably off-center.

 

Scott # RB3c. Added December 26, 2019

RB3c

Sewing machine perforations.

 

Scott # R155. Added December 18, 2019

R155

Pittsfield Transportation Company. First day of tax usage.

 

Scott # R29d. Added December 18, 2019

R29d

Henry W. Taft, clerk of judicial court. 5-cent Proprietary silk paper on an 1872 affidavit. Silk papers are fairly scarce on document, as you typically can only see the blue threads from the reverse of the stamp, meaning it needs to be lifted from the document. In this case, however, there are at least three blue silk threads visible on the face of the stamp. A wonderful example of a scarce silk paper.

 

Scott # 73. Added December 18, 2019

73

A lovely example of the 2-cent Andrew Jackson 'Black Jack'on a probate court receipt for a distribution from an estate.

 

Scott # R36b. Added December 18, 2019

R36b

Two 10-cent Inland Exchange part perforate revenue stamps on 1864 articles of agreement. This is a case where imperforate vertically pert perfs are MUCH more scarce than imperforate horizontally, and are not reflected in the catalog values. This is only the second bona fide example of R36b imperf vertically that I have seen in almost 20 years.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 18, 2019

R15c

The Neptune Steamship Company. Wonderful stylized signature handstamp cancel on an 1865 payment receipt for freight charges for 138 bales of cotton.

 

Scott # R155. Added December 18, 2019

R155

German Savings Bank. Very interesting bank check, dated July 2, 1898, but the stamp (tied) is dated July 1, 1898, the first day of the tax. So was this a clerical error, a postdated check, or something else?

 

Scott # R155. Added December 18, 2019

R155

Banking House of Eavey, Lane & Co. First day of tax usage, July 1, 1898.

 

Scott # RB27. Added December 18, 2019

RB27

Plogmann & Doany ??. An interesting group of 3 checks from the same company, all with illegal uses of proprietaries as documentaries, one with multi-line handstamp cancel, one with manuscript cancel, and one with mixed handstamp and manuscript cancel.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 17, 2019

R15c

Wm. Barkley, Wholesale Druggist. Ornate large circular handstamp cancel on an 1867 receipt.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 15, 2019

R15c

Continental Screw Co. 1868 receipt from the New York Central Railroad Co. to the Continental Screw Co.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 15, 2019

R15c

Recorder of Deeds. Meticulous manuscript cancel that looks like a printed cancel at first glance, on an 1868 receipt for grading and graveling a city street.

 

Scott # R13c. Added December 15, 2019

R13c

Probate Court. 2-cent proprietary with partial margin imprint capture at bottom, used illegally as documentary on an 1867 probate court receipt.

 

Scott # R12c. Added December 15, 2019

R12c

Girard Bank. Orange 2-cent Playing Cards used illegally as documentary on an 1864 bank check.

 

Scott # R44c. Added December 15, 2019

R44c

Andes Insurance Co. 25-cent Certificate with genuine freak perforations (doubled) on a bold 1871 insurance policy renewal receipt printed in orange, an unusual ink choice for the period.

 

Scott # R135. Added December 15, 2019

R135

Bank of Espy. Two-color holographic (hand-written) check.

 

Scott # R104. Added December 15, 2019

R104

George W. Swett & Co. Ornate large-format oval handstamp cancel. Manufacturers of charcoal pig iron.

 

Scott # R3c. Added December 14, 2019

R3c

Quincy Mining Company. Illegal use of 1-cent Proprietary revenue as a documentary on an 1863 sight draft from the Quincy Mining Co.

 

Scott # R164p. Added December 14, 2019

R164p

The Elk National Bank. Lovely green elk vignette and nice boxed handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # 73. Added December 14, 2019

73

Rickly & Brother, Bankers. 2-cent Andrew Jackson 'Black Jack' used illegally as a revenue stamp on an 1864 check, caught, and a 2-cent Bank Check revenue subsequently affixed.

 

Scott # R27c. Added December 8, 2019

R27c

An 'ugly duckling' of a cover, but very scarce and important. A 5-cent Inland Exchange revenue used illegally as postage on a cover to England. This cover was highlighted in Labron Harris's September 2019 American Philatelist article 'Early U.P.U. Treatment of Invalid Postage' as the earliest use he had seen of 'Xs and Os' cover markings to indicate invalid postage.

 

Scott # R733. Added December 7, 2019

R733

Army-Air Force Postal Service. Revenue stamped used illegally as postage on military cover from Nha Trang, Viet Nam to Kokomo, Indiana.

 

Scott # BCR4. Added December 6, 2019

BCR4

Business college stamp simulating a 2-cent battleship revenue stamp, on a training check from 1900. Catalog number and value is from Jim Drummond's College and School Stamps Catalogue.

 

Scott # 73. Added December 1, 2019

73

Commissioners of Public Schools. 2-cent 'Black Jack' used illegally as revenue on a receipt from the Commissioner of Public Schools in Baltimore for a principal's desk.

 

Scott # R10c. Added December 1, 2019

R10c

E. C. Knight & Co. E.C. Knight was an importer and sugar refiner.

 

Scott # R33c. Added December 1, 2019

R33c

USPS. It's too bad that the stamp is munched, otherwise this would be a several hundred dollar cover. 10-cent Certificate used illegally as postage on an 1867 cover to Canada, not caught by the postal authorities. Hamilton, Canada receiving mark on reverse.

 

Scott # R3c. Added November 29, 2019

R3c

Horizontal strip of four 1-cent Proprietary stamps, used illegally as documentaries, short paying the tax (should have been 5 cents) on an 1869 payment order.

 

Scott # R151. Added November 29, 2019

R151

Milnes & Houck, Shenandoah Iron Works. 3rd Issue 2c USIR with portrait shifted dramatically to lower right, on an 1872 check from the Shenandoah Iron Works.

 

Scott # 73. Added November 28, 2019

73

2-cent Black Jack used illegally as revenue on an 1866 receipt from an estate.

 

Scott # 286. Added November 27, 2019

286

Major H. H. Bandholtz. 2-cent Trans-Mississippi commemorative plate number single used illegally as revenue stamp on an 1899 check, signed by (then) Major H. H. Bandholtz, of future Philippines 'O.B.' overprint fame.

 

Scott # 285. Added November 27, 2019

285

Major H. H. Bandholtz. Two 1-cent Trans-Mississippi commemoratives used illegally as revenue stamps on an 1899 check, signed by (then) Major H. H. Bandholtz, of future Philippines 'O.B.' overprint fame.

 

Scott # R36c. Added November 10, 2019

R36c

USPS. 10-cent Inland Exchage used illegally as postage on an 1868 advertising cover to England. Caught once it reached England (note the 'MORE TO PAY' handstamp cancel). Receiving handstamps on reverse.

 

Scott # R153. Added November 10, 2019

R153

USPS. Two 1-cent Franklin singles with red provisional overprints used illegally as postage on cover, used the first day of tax, July 1, 1898.

 

Scott # R153. Added November 10, 2019

R153

USPS. Horizontal pair of 1-cent Franklins with red provisional overprints, used illegally as postage on cover. Interesting CHICAMAUGA NATL PARK handstamp cancel.

 

Scott # R164. Added November 10, 2019

R164

USPS. 2-cent battleship documentary used illegally as postage on a July 9, 1898 early usage cover.

 

Scott # R164p. Added November 10, 2019

R164p

USPS. 2-cent battleship documentary used illegally as postage on a slightly out-of-period 1904 cover.

 

Scott # R164. Added November 10, 2019

R164

USPS. 2-cent battleship documentary used illegally as postage out-of-period on a 1910 cover.

 

Scott # R164p. Added November 10, 2019

R164p

USPS. 2-cent Battleship documentary used illegally as postage out of period on a 1910 cover.

 

Scott # R37e. Added November 10, 2019

R37e

Diagonally bisected 10-cent Power of Attorney, plus a 25-cent Insurance, paying the correct 30-cent tax on an 1870 promissory note. The document itself is pretty beat up, but this is only the second reported example of R37e.

 

Scott # R164p. Added November 9, 2019

R164p

USPS. 2-cent battleship revenue stamp used illegally as postage on a 1903 postal stationery cover.

 

Scott # R557. Added November 9, 2019

R557

USPS. 4-cent documentary used illegally as postage on cover, caught by the USPS, and marked 4-cents postage due.

 

Scott # R12c. Added November 9, 2019

R12c

2-cent orange Playing Cards used illegally as a documentary on 1864 bank check.

 

Scott # R13c. Added November 9, 2019

R13c

T. E. Sexton. T13 major double transfer at bottom on a Delaware CDV.

 

Scott # R33a. Added November 9, 2019

R33a

10-cent Certificate imperf and 20-cent Inland Exchange imperf on an 1863 promissory note paying the correct tax rate of 30 cents.

 

Scott # RE15. Added November 5, 2019

RE15

Plate number margin imprint capture, plate # 332. Plate number singles on Wine revenue stamps are extremely scarce.

 

Scott # R6c. Added November 5, 2019

R6c

Tioga Railroad Co. Previously unrecorded variant of Tolman cancel #T-4D. Minor double transfer in letters of bottom scroll.

 

Scott # R3c. Added October 26, 2019

R3c

Damon & Baker. Selection of very scarce Damon & Baker printed proprietary cancels. Company was located in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. Cancels vary by date, font, and ink color. Full retail prices of these cancels range from $250 to $400 per stamp, with the green ink cancels being the most rare and expensive.

 

Scott # 294. Added October 26, 2019

294

Irregular reconstructed block of 14 mint OG 1-cent Pan Americans with counterfeit 'IR' handstamp overprints. Interesting aesthetic piece... would be better if it were genuine.

 

Scott # R18c. Added October 12, 2019

R18c

3-cent Proprietary used illegally as a documentary revenue on a purchase receipt.

 

Scott # R162. Added October 6, 2019

R162

B. G. Vasen, Real Estate and Insurance. 1/2-cent gray battleship revenue, along with a 1-cent battleship, paying 1.5 cents tax on an insurance policy from 'The Insurance Company of the State of Illinois'. Fractional cent rates are fairly uncommon.

 

Scott # 65. Added October 5, 2019

65

Two 3-cent Washington singles used illegally as revenue stamps on an 1865 certificate of debt for an estate.

 

Scott # R229. Added October 5, 2019

R229

USPS. 2-cent documentary used illegally as postage on cover in-period.

 

Scott # R38c. Added October 5, 2019

R38c

Illegal use of 10-cent Proprietary as a documentary revenue on an 1867 promissory note.

 

Scott # R123. Added October 5, 2019

R123

Brady's Bend Iron Co. While at first glance it appears to be a handstamped cancel, it is actually a printed cancel. See my page devoted to the cancels of the Brady's Bend Iron Co.

 

Scott # RB24. Added September 29, 2019

RB24

USPS. 1-cent Proprietary battleship revenue stamp, used illegally as postage on cover. It was caught and held, with 1-cent postage due stamp affixed. Nice straight-line 'DUE 1 CT' marking below the revenue stamp.

 

Scott # R154. Added September 29, 2019

R154

USPS. Block of 4 of 1-cent Franklin with red provisional 'I.E.' overprint, used illegally as postage on cover.

 

Scott # R164p. Added September 27, 2019

R164p

USPS. 2-cent battleship documentary used illegaly as postage on a cover addressed to a passenger on the Chicago Great Western Railway. Unfortunately reduced at bottom.

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