My Revenue Stamp Collection Newest Additions

These are the newest additions to my collection.

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Scott # R18c. Added March 24, 2019 at 15:53

R18c

Mathew Brady. Scarce 'Washington' script printed cancel. Considerably more scarce than the 'Brady' script cancel.

 

Scott # R18c. Added March 24, 2019 at 15:44

R18c

Mathew Brady. Great strike of 'Brady' script cancel on a CDV of an unidentified soldier. CDV has front marks tying together the 'Brady' and 'Washington' script printed cancels.

 

Scott # R167. Added March 23, 2019 at 22:47

R167

USPS. 2c Trans-Mississippi (286) used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps. Most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate. Despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage, this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks. Ex Dr. Heimburger.

 

Scott # R250. Added March 16, 2019 at 12:47

R250

Mangled, tattered, and torn, but still unusual and interesting. A parcel fragment franked with three complete strips of R250, a strip of three R249, two complete strips of R246, a single of R246a, and several smaller denominations, totalling $13,792.65 in tax paid. Stamps are both handstamped and cut canceled. Catalog value referenced above is for cut cancels.

 

Scott # R7a. Added March 16, 2019 at 12:35

R7a

The Ben Franklin Associates. Printed cancel on an admission ticket to the 59th Semi-Annual Conference of The Ben Franklin Associates, to be held on July 4, 1863. The only reported example.

 

Scott # 178. Added March 16, 2019 at 12:25

178

Etiwan Fertilizers. Spectactular oval handstamp cancel on a 2-cent Andrew Jackson used illegally as a revenue stamp on a holographic check.

 

Scott # R116. Added March 16, 2019 at 10:50

R116

Foreign entry, design of 70c (the semicircles at left and right of top ribbon).

 

Scott # R50b. Added March 14, 2019 at 23:57

R50b

Jefferson Gold and Silver Mining Co. Very scarce part perf to find still on original document. Part of next stamp showing at bottom.

 

Scott # R36c. Added March 14, 2019 at 21:29

R36c

Continental Insurance Co. Certificate or profits with allegorical figure at left and great stylized globe in clouds at center.

 

Scott # RB20. Added March 14, 2019 at 21:22

RB20

Goetting & Co. 1/8-cent proprietary battleship revenue stamp still on its original sachet powder envelope. The envelope has a pebbled texture and is embossed in metallic silver.

 

Scott # RB21. Added March 14, 2019 at 21:17

RB21

Colgate & Co. 1/4-cent proprietary battleship revenue stamp still on its original sachet envelope.

 

Scott # R5c. Added March 14, 2019 at 21:12

R5c

Bank of the Republic.

 

Scott # R45a. Added March 14, 2019 at 13:22

R45a

Columbia Transportation Company. Beautiful bicolor stock certificate with paddlewheel steamer vignette and hammered embossed seal featuring a locomotive. This is the first document I've obtained from the Washington Territory.

 

Scott # R167. Added March 14, 2019 at 11:55

R167

Dickinson Trust Company. 4- and 5-cent battleship revenues on a real estate mortgage bond, with 2-cent battleship revenues on each of the bond coupons, but all canceled on the date of origination rather than when the bond coupons were redeemed.

 

Scott # R15c. Added March 14, 2019 at 11:37

R15c

Bryant Stratton & Co's Business Colleges. College membership certificate.

 

Scott # R164. Added March 14, 2019 at 11:30

R164

USPS. Illegal/improper use of a 2-cent battleship revenue stamp as postage on a cover sent from The Gillespie resort hotel in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

 

Scott # R25c. Added March 14, 2019 at 11:22

R25c

Isaac Nathans. Pawnbroker's ticket for a watch, with the stamp canceled by a stylized Star of David handstamp cancel. 'S.G.N.' stands for Samuel G. Nathans, presumably a relative or predecessor. Pawn tickets from the Civil War are exceptionally rare, with only a handful known.

 

Scott # 156. Added March 14, 2019 at 11:14

156

Illegal/improper use of 1-cent Franklin as a revenue, underpaying the 2-cent check tax.

 

Scott # 65. Added March 13, 2019 at 20:33

65

Illegal usage of 3-cent Washington as revenue on a bank check.

 

Scott # 63. Added March 13, 2019 at 20:27

63

Tioga Rail Road Co. Very early illegal usage of a 1-cent Franklin postage stamp underpaying the 2-cent tax on a check from the Tioga Rail Road Co.

 

Scott # O97. Added March 13, 2019 at 20:17

O97

2-cent Department of Interior Official stamp used illegally as a revenue stamp on a promissory note. This is the first example of an official stamp used as revenue that I am aware of.

 

Scott # R155. Added March 13, 2019 at 19:59

R155

USPS. 2-cent with blue I.R. overprint used illegally as postage on a Spanish American War patriotic cover, with 2-cent Trans-Mississippi subsequently affixed to legitimately pay the postage.

 

Scott # R166. Added March 13, 2019 at 19:24

R166

Kidder, Peabody & Co. Bill of foreign exchange originating in England, with imprinted British revenue stamp, with vertical pair of 4-cent Battleship revenues upon redemption in the United States. Documents with both U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps are quite scarce.

 

Scott # R32c. Added February 18, 2019 at 14:40

R32c

Tong Soong & Co. Extremely unusual cancel, that at first glance just looks like a muddy indeterminate cancel. Running the image through analysis software reveals a cancel with Chinese characters in the center.

 

Scott # R64a. Added February 17, 2019 at 11:10

R64a

This promissory note, dated October 8, 1862, is an incredibly early usage, and is arguably the earliest known use of R64a... but there's a problem. The 60-cent Inland Exchange wasn't delivered until December of 1862, so it could not possibly have been affixed at the time this note was written.

At some point between when the note was written and the time of payoff (or at the time of payoff) in May of 1863, the lack of tax was noted, and the stamp affixed and backdated.

The tax rates had changed between the time the note was written and the time it was paid off. 60 cents was the correct rate in October of 1862, but the rate for the amount in this transaction had increased to 70 cents by May of 1863.

It's still a nice EMU.

 

Scott # R15c. Added February 2, 2019 at 18:56

R15c

S. C. Hansen. Incredibly unusual item; never seen another like it. CDV that served as a raffle ticket. It's not the lottery ticket tax, which expired in 1864. It falls within the taxable period of CDVs, but the initials in the cancel are not that of the photographer. Instead, it appears to match the name written on the ticket, which means it is presumably the person running the lottery or the purchaser of the ticket, paying the tax on the $1 purchase price of the ticket.

 

Scott # R56b. Added February 2, 2019 at 14:44

R56b

 

Scott # R18c. Added December 31, 2018 at 19:23

R18c

George K. Knapp & Co.

 

Scott # R6c. Added December 31, 2018 at 19:00

R6c

L. T. Sparhawk. Oval handstamp cancel with artistic 'Artist' in the center, as well as a bold backstamp on the CDV.

 

Scott # R64a. Added December 31, 2018 at 18:02

R64a

Carlisle Deposit Bank. R41b, R52c, R53b, and R64a on an 1864 promissory note. Scarce combination of imperf, part perf, and perforated 1st issue revenues all on the same document.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 17:56

R15c

La Belle Smelting Works. Very delicate, translucent paper.

 

Scott # R24c. Added December 31, 2018 at 17:52

R24c

Mansfield Machine Works. Purchase order for a mower with warranty statement and attractive vignette.

 

Scott # R6c. Added December 31, 2018 at 17:48

R6c

George Washington Bank.

 

Scott # R9c. Added December 31, 2018 at 17:45

R9c

George Washington Bank.

 

Scott # R152c. Added December 31, 2018 at 17:34

R152c

Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank. Roulettes are very scarce on document.

 

Scott # R112. Added December 31, 2018 at 17:07

R112

Notary Public. Promissory note from Addy, Hull & Co., manufacturer of pig iron, and attached protest for nonpayment. The protest document has an R112 with soubled perforations, which are genuine, as opposed to diagonal 'freak' perfs which are dealer concoctions.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 16:45

R15c

C. B. Richard & Boas. Document printed and written entirely in German. The company had offices in both the U.S. and Germany.

 

Scott # R28c. Added December 31, 2018 at 16:27

R28c

Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railway. Nominally illegal use of 5-cent Playing Cards on bill of lading from Tabers & Co., manufacturers of mowers and reapers, for transport of a mower and accessories on the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railway.

 

Scott # R164p. Added December 31, 2018 at 15:55

R164p

El Paso Smelting Works. U.S. and Mexican revenue stamps both on a document from the Consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Co. Combination usages with non-U.S. revenue stamps are quite scarce.

 

Scott # R1c. Added December 31, 2018 at 15:43

R1c

Bloom's Agency Office. Two horribly misperfed 1-cent Express revenues on an agency receipt.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 15:29

R15c

Western Military Institute. Receipt for tuition and board for a cadet at Western Military Institute.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 31, 2018 at 15:15

R164

Texas promissory note for the installation of lightning rods.

 

Scott # R42c. Added December 31, 2018 at 10:44

R42c

First National Bank. $1 Foreign Exchange plus 3 20-cent Inland Exchange paying $1.60 tax on an 1868 promissory note.

 

Scott # R78c. Added December 31, 2018 at 10:31

R78c

Lawrence Manufacturing Co. R78c and R33c paying $1.60 tax on promissory note. Signed by Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, great-grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.

 

Scott # R135. Added December 31, 2018 at 10:25

R135

Jackson & Chace. Attractive check with ornate oval 'L.M. French, Carriage Maker' handstamp.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 10:18

R15c

Central Railroad Co. of New Jersey.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 9:23

R15c

John T. Hill.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 9:13

R15c

First National Bank of Washington.

 

Scott # R27c. Added December 31, 2018 at 9:10

R27c

Somerville & Howe.

 

Scott # R6c. Added December 31, 2018 at 9:02

R6c

Frye, Phipps & Co. Importers & Wholesale Dealers in English & American Hardware. Great patriotic vignette.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:57

R15c

Mechanics & Traders National Bank.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:54

R15c

A. R. Warner. Insurance agent.

 

Scott # R40a. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:50

R40a

Early matching usage (EMU) paying 30 cents tax on a promissory note.

 

Scott # R155. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:45

R155

Second day of tax usage.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:17

R15c

Office Chippewa Mine.

 

Scott # R5c. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:10

R5c

American Mutual Insurance Co.

 

Scott # R229. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:06

R229

Howe Ice Machine Co. Block of 10 plus 2 singles on a promissory note.

 

Scott # R6c. Added December 31, 2018 at 8:00

R6c

George Washington Banking Office.

 

Scott # R13b. Added December 31, 2018 at 7:56

R13b

Hagerstown Bank. 2-cent Proprietary part perforate, very scarce on document.

 

Scott # R168. Added December 31, 2018 at 7:47

R168

First National Bank of Wellesville. 10-cent Battleship revenue along with provisional overprint R155 on a promissory note.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 31, 2018 at 7:43

R164

The Craig Oil Company.

 

Scott # R35e. Added December 31, 2018 at 7:29

R35e

The Marietta National Bank. Draft from Conley, Hall & Co.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 31, 2018 at 7:16

R15c

 

Scott # R23c. Added December 30, 2018 at 23:12

R23c

Rickly's Bank.

 

Scott # R6c. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:59

R6c

Hoffmann & Moser. Interesting 'NO PROTEST' note pinned to the draft. Manufacturer of paints, oils, varnishes, etc.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:54

R164

C. S. Herr & Co. Grain dealers.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:49

R164

The Manhattan Oil Company.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:43

R164

The Cleveland Grain Co.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:34

R164

City Elevator Co. Double tax paid on a draft.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:20

R164

Bradley Grain Co.

 

Scott # R164p. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:17

R164p

S. D. W.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:13

R164

Russia Cement Co.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:10

R164

C. O'H. Mileage check for October 1898 from Union Refrigerator Transit Co. drawn on the account of the Michigan Central Railroad.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 22:02

R164

The G. C. Co. Mileage check for October 1898 from the Office of the American Tank Line, charged to the account of the Michigan Central Railroad.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 21:55

R164

Jacob Dold Packing Co., Refrigerator Car Line. Great buffalo vignette.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 21:50

R164

The Cudahy Packing Co.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 21:06

R164

Bullion and Exchange Bank.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 21:02

R164

Not sure of the cancel attribution, perhaps Farmers & Mechanics Bank?

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 30, 2018 at 20:51

R15c

Agency of the Bank of California. 2-cent USIR along with a rouletted Nevada state revenue on an 1868 draft.

 

Scott # R27c. Added December 30, 2018 at 18:46

R27c

Major double transfer at bottom and left on an 1864 promissory note.

 

Scott # R27c. Added December 30, 2018 at 18:39

R27c

Dramatic double transfer at bottom on an 1864 certificate of deposit.

 

Scott # R27c. Added December 30, 2018 at 18:33

R27c

One of the more dramatic positions of the double transfer at bottom, on a promissory note.

 

Scott # R5a. Added December 30, 2018 at 18:04

R5a

Franklin Branch Bank. Early matching usage (EMU).

 

Scott # R151. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:41

R151

Harrison National Bank.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:37

R15c

Ticknor & Fields. Publishers.

 

Scott # R164p. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:33

R164p

Banking House of Eavey, Lane & Co.

 

Scott # R201. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:21

R201

United Shoe Machinery Company. Shareholder proxy executed by the United Shoe Machinery Company for shares in the Krippendorf Kalkulator Company (great name!).

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:14

R164

Northern Mileage Ticket Bureau.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:06

R164

Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 17:02

R164

Chicago & West Michigan Railway Company.

 

Scott # R152b. Added December 30, 2018 at 16:58

R152b

Port Huron Savings Bank.

 

Scott # R155. Added December 30, 2018 at 16:55

R155

Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railway Co.

 

Scott # R154. Added December 30, 2018 at 16:47

R154

 

Scott # R164p. Added December 30, 2018 at 16:24

R164p

George W. Weber. Apothecary.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 13:19

R164

Omaha Packing Co.

 

Scott # R10c. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:56

R10c

J. H. Pearson & Co. Commission merchants.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:41

R15c

Condit & Hanson. 'Acids, Dye Stuffs, &c.'

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:24

R164

Chapin & Co. Shippers of millfeed.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:21

R164

Fairmount Coal & Coke Co.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:17

R164

T. J. Newell. Groceries & provisions, crockery & glassware.

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:14

R15c

M. L. Filley. Stove manufacturer.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 30, 2018 at 11:10

R164

Southern Pacific Company - Atlantic System.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 29, 2018 at 23:50

R164

Bousfield & Company. Manufacturer of wooden ware.

 

Scott # R36c. Added December 29, 2018 at 22:35

R36c

A. B. Donnally, clerk. Vertical strip of 5 paying 50 cents tax on a court summons. Double rows of perforations. These are the types of error perfs one would legitimately expect to see, rather than the manufactured diagonal 'freak' perfs one frequently sees.

 

Scott # R164. Added December 29, 2018 at 21:15

R164

Reynolds Brothers.

 

Scott # R154. Added December 29, 2018 at 20:43

R154

Second day of tax usage.

 

Scott # R24c. Added December 29, 2018 at 19:39

R24c

Mt. Vernon Iron Works.

 

Scott # R24c. Added December 29, 2018 at 19:32

R24c

Payne & Holden. Wholesale booksellers.

 

Scott # R164p. Added December 29, 2018 at 19:23

R164p

The Paragon Refining Company.

 

Scott # R37c. Added December 29, 2018 at 18:32

R37c

Sea Coal Bay Mining Company.

 

Scott # RK17. Added December 29, 2018 at 18:06

RK17

The Consul of the United States. U.S. and Polish revenue stamps used on the same document.

 

Scott # RK29. Added December 29, 2018 at 11:27

RK29

American Consulate General. Invoice for shipment of tapioca flour.

 

Scott # R16c. Added December 28, 2018 at 23:18

R16c

W. Schall & Co. Two R16c on second of exchange sight draft to Frankfurt, in Guilders.

 

Scott # RB2a. Added December 28, 2018 at 20:45

RB2a

National Bank of New England. Set of 4 checks in different colors, all with illegal usages of proprietary stamps used as documentaries. What are the odds that the purple check would be signed by someone with the last name of Purple?

 

Scott # R152b. Added December 28, 2018 at 20:22

R152b

T.R. Tannatt, General Passenger Agent, Oregon Steamship Co.

 

Scott # R152a. Added December 28, 2018 at 19:26

R152a

William E. Buser. Furniture dealer.

 

Scott # R165p. Added December 28, 2018 at 19:09

R165p

 

Scott # R15c. Added December 28, 2018 at 9:17

R15c

Empire Mill and Mining Co. 2-cent USIR on check along with a Nevada state revenue stamp.

 

Scott # R154. Added December 28, 2018 at 9:06

R154

E. D. Brooks, M.D. Oculist and Aurist (eye and ear doctor).

 

Scott # R151. Added December 28, 2018 at 9:00

R151

H. O. Pratt & Barrett. Manufacturer of men's boots and shoes.

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