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Revenue Gallery Newest Additions

These are the 120 newest additions to the revenue stamp photo galleries.

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R135a R135a  Added May 23, 2017 at 20:39

2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.
R15e R15e  Added May 23, 2017 at 20:23

Coffin & Altemus

2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Much more scarce than the Scott catalog value indicates.
R45d R45d  Added May 22, 2017 at 20:28

R45d is considerably tougher than the Scott catalog value implies. This is only the third example I have found in the last 15 years.
R44c R44c  Added May 22, 2017 at 18:50

Double transfer at bottom that presents as doubling of the entire bottom frame line. Considerably more dramatic than most R44c double transfers.
R13c R13c  Added May 22, 2017 at 13:04

Horizontal pair, the right stamp being the position above the T13a major double transfer, exhibiting DT elements across the bottom.
R1c R1c  Added May 22, 2017 at 12:52

M. F. Bank

R164 R164  Added May 22, 2017 at 12:40

The Lumbermen's National Bank Of Menominee

R155A R155A  Added May 22, 2017 at 12:05

Block of 4 with inverted overprint. Ink voids create a hollow period or circle after the R at bottom left.
R163 R163  Added May 18, 2017 at 22:34

Sol. E. Scheeline

Large format multiline cancel on a 1-cent battleship block of 6.
R51a R51a  Added May 17, 2017 at 21:29

J. P. Morgan & Co.

R25a R25a  Added May 17, 2017 at 20:12

State Bank

R172p R172p  Added May 16, 2017 at 20:37

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Meticulously written manuscript cancel on this moderately tough pair.
26 26  Added May 13, 2017 at 20:45

Scott #26, demonetized at this point, used illegally as a revenue stamp on an 1869 estate receipt, with an R24c on the reverse paying a certificate tax for a court filing.
R117 R117  Added May 7, 2017 at 18:08

Unusual cut cancel, appearing to be a slender rectangle filled with diagonal cuts. Scott value above is for cut cancel.
286 286  Added May 7, 2017 at 17:31

Pair and two singles of the 2-cent Trans-Mississippi used illegally as revenues on a fragment of a promissory note.
R71c R71c  Added May 7, 2017 at 11:32

Ames Plow Co.

Right frame line doubled. Interestingly also shows faint doubling and/or recutting across the top.
R18c R18c  Added May 7, 2017 at 10:58

Ferdinand W. Wagner

Colorful hand-tinted stereview. Ferdinand W. Wagner was a retailer of photographs rather than a photographer, hence the revenue stamp on a French stereoview.
R135 R135  Added May 6, 2017 at 17:15

Very unusual crossed handstamps of 'THREE CENTS EACH'. Perhaps needed to pay a 3-cent tax and opted for this approach rather than bisecting? Would have defrauded the government.
R16c R16c  Added May 6, 2017 at 17:05

Thomas N. Dale & Co.

R162 R162  Added May 6, 2017 at 13:06

Austin & Co.

R13c R13c  Added May 6, 2017 at 12:46

T. M. R.

R112 R112  Added May 6, 2017 at 12:39

Peoples Fire Insurance Co.

Lovely manuscript cancel, this version unlisted in Tolman.
R48c R48c  Added May 6, 2017 at 11:14

Mechanics National Bank

Scarce 'ORDER FOR COLLECTION' variant of this bank cancel.
R26c R26c  Added May 6, 2017 at 10:57

Large-format lawyer/government cancel 'Atty. at Law. U.S. & State Court Commissioner, Com'r of Deeds for all the States'.
R13c R13c  Added May 6, 2017 at 10:42

Dr. Tobias

Rare boxed proprietary medicine cancel 'USE DR. TOBIAS VENETIAN LINIMENT'
R25c R25c  Added May 5, 2017 at 22:37

O. Benedict & Co.

Fur hat manufacturer. Scarce dashed circle cancel.
R9c R9c  Added May 4, 2017 at 20:29

P & W

R30c R30c  Added May 4, 2017 at 20:23

Metallic Car Spring Co. of New York

R6c R6c  Added May 4, 2017 at 20:09

Very unusual triangular cancel with stylized 'PARIS' in center. From a foreign exchange document perhaps?
R15c R15c  Added May 4, 2017 at 19:52

Duncan & Hanna

Tobacco manufacturers. Not only an interesting cancel, but a nice double transfer at lower right.
R163p R163p  Added May 4, 2017 at 19:42

Bridgeport Steamboat Co.

R51a R51a  Added May 4, 2017 at 19:13

James G. King's Sons

R6c R6c  Added April 30, 2017 at 16:36

Hiram J. Jacoby

Almost always seen on 1-cent denominations. This is the first example I have seen on a 2-cent denomination.
R24c R24c  Added April 30, 2017 at 16:22

Probably a bank clearing house cancel.
R54c R54c  Added April 30, 2017 at 10:07

Nice 'baby blue' shade.
R182 R182  Added April 30, 2017 at 9:53

Full gum, mint never hinged. Scott value is for hinged.
R59c R59c  Added April 30, 2017 at 9:45

Dramatic double transfer at bottom. Woefully underpriced in Scott. Quite scarce.
RB1a RB1a  Added April 30, 2017 at 9:30

H. Hutchings

R13c R13c  Added April 29, 2017 at 20:20

From a distance it looks like a printed cancel, but instead it is a very meticulously drawn manuscript cancel, replete with wide and narrow serifs on the 'font'.
RK20 RK20  Added April 29, 2017 at 20:00

RK22 RK22  Added April 29, 2017 at 19:51

RK21 RK21  Added April 28, 2017 at 21:10

American Consulate General

RK27 RK27  Added April 28, 2017 at 21:03

RK31 RK31  Added April 28, 2017 at 19:46

RK39 RK39  Added April 28, 2017 at 19:42

RK40 RK40  Added April 28, 2017 at 0:43

Excellent margins for the type.
R41a R41a  Added April 23, 2017 at 9:35

Irregular block of 5. Per the Curtis Census, this is the 4th largest known multiple of R41a.
R25c R25c  Added April 20, 2017 at 19:42

Solomon Mier & Co.

R15c R15c  Added April 19, 2017 at 19:53

Strong doubling all down the left side and some across the bottom as well.
R15c R15c  Added April 15, 2017 at 20:04

G. V. S. Quackenbush & Co.

'Dealers in all kinds of fancy and staple dry goods, carpetings, oil cloths, rugs, &c.'
RK21a RK21a  Added April 15, 2017 at 19:38

American Consulate General

R164 R164  Added April 15, 2017 at 10:20

Rowse & Hopkins

Interesting western font in the cancel. Rowse & Hopkins, Financial Agency for Eastern Capitalists draft to the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. and payable at J.P. Morgan & Co. St. Louis, Missouri.
R6c R6c  Added April 14, 2017 at 21:29

C. C. Beekman

Prolific Oregon businessman Cornelius C. Beekman opened the Beekman Express Co. in 1856, opened the Beekman Bank in 1857, and in 1863 became the Jacksonville agent of the Wells Fargo Express Co., a position he held for 40 years.
63 63  Added April 11, 2017 at 20:07

Illegal use of 1-cent Franklin as a revenue stamp, along with a nominally illegal use of the 1-cent Proprietary (R3c), as well as numerous 2-cent revenues, on a ledger page.
R15c R15c  Added April 8, 2017 at 21:47

Dr. Charles A. Budd

Receipt for medical services provided by Dr. Charles A. Budd, who was on the faculty of the New York Medical College (New York University).
R164p R164p  Added April 6, 2017 at 20:42

The Eureka Fertilizer Co.

R52c R52c  Added April 6, 2017 at 19:45

Tenth National Bank

R87c R87c  Added April 2, 2017 at 22:10

Importers & Traders National Bank

R168p R168p  Added April 2, 2017 at 19:23

Homestake Mining Co.

A pair and two singles (one bisected) and an R167p single with various cancels on a stock certificate with great color scheme and American Indian vignette.
R15c R15c  Added March 26, 2017 at 12:32

Goodyear's India Rubber Glove Manufacturing Co.

Gorgeous aesthetics, both the document and the cancel.
R56f R56f  Added March 11, 2017 at 19:02

A pair of bisects, each being the top and bottom halves of the same stamp, paying the 25-cent tax rate, on a pair of school district trustee's bonds. 50-cent bisects are far more scarce than either $1 or $2 bisects. This pair comprises the only legitimate bisects of 1st issue 50-cent stamps I have been able to find evidence of. See my bisect census page for more information.
RS193b RS193b  Added February 18, 2017 at 10:13

Pair with double transfer in bottom label of left stamp.
TA236b TA236b  Added February 15, 2017 at 19:25

Spectacular double impression.
R187 R187  Added February 5, 2017 at 19:56

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

French shipping line. The word 'ENTREPONT' on the interior of the cancel means STEERAGE. See this stamp for a similar cancel. Presumably these were used on passage tickets or similar documents.
R186 R186  Added February 5, 2017 at 19:38

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

French shipping line. The word 'CABINE' on the interior of the cancel means CABIN. See this stamp for a similar cancel. Presumably these were used on passage tickets or similar documents.
R118a R118a  Added February 2, 2017 at 18:29

Catalog value is for punched cancel (bottom center).
R109a R109a  Added February 2, 2017 at 18:13

A couple of pinholes, otherwise quite nice.
R51c R51c  Added January 31, 2017 at 17:07

Mechanics & Traders Bank

R164p R164p  Added January 31, 2017 at 16:23

Mechanical Rubber Co.

R164p R164p  Added January 31, 2017 at 11:20

Cantor

R164 R164  Added January 31, 2017 at 11:12

Northern Ohio Railroad

R163p R163p  Added January 31, 2017 at 10:58

Adams Express Co.

Inverted day and year slugs in cancel.
R51c R51c  Added January 30, 2017 at 19:24

S. F & Co.

R15c R15c  Added January 30, 2017 at 19:05

Bank of New Orleans

1870 Bank of New Orleans sight draft (foreign exchange) sent overseas, where French revenue stamp was affixed to the reverse. Combination usages of U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps from this era are very scarce.
R14c R14c  Added January 29, 2017 at 18:22

Whitney & Beckwith

Courtesy of Bruce Baryla — This 'Skull and Bones' handstamp was known to collectors of fancy handstamps by its appearance as a 'sender's mark' on covers mailed in 1857 by the 'Society of Twenty-Two,' a Yale University based fraternal group associated with the famous Skull and Bones Society.

This same handstamp was used years later as a stamp canceling device. As it turns out, the secretary of the 'Society of Twenty-Two' in 1857 was Robert A. Beckwith. He became a photographer and co-owner of the Whitney & Beckwith studio — and he repurposed the handstamp from his college days to cancel revenue stamps.

See this blog entry for other examples with different portions of the cancel.

R44c R44c  Added January 29, 2017 at 12:19

D. Henry Smith

Reconstructed horizontal pair exhibiting full strike of a large format cancel.
R164p R164p  Added January 29, 2017 at 11:15

C.W.H. Beyer & Co.

Real estate mortgage bond coupon.
R14c R14c  Added January 29, 2017 at 10:45

Negative monogram of the letter F or T. Very scarce.
R118 R118  Added January 28, 2017 at 22:05

Pacific Mail Steamship Co.

Two magenta strikes from the Pacific Mail steamship HENRY CHAUNCEY.
R165p R165p  Added January 28, 2017 at 13:50

Worcester National Bank

Irregular block of 19 of the 3-cent battleship revenue stamp with hyphen-hole perforations on a 1901 promissory note. Per the Curtis Census, this is far and away the largest reported multiple of R165p, with the second largest multiple being a block of 6.
R13c R13c  Added January 27, 2017 at 23:39

Dr. Fitler

Very rare printed cancel 'Dr. Fitler's Carminative for Infants and Adults. Price 35 cts'
R15c R15c  Added January 26, 2017 at 21:19

C. F. Adae

Purchased from a seller in Germany, this is an R15c on an attractive foreign exchange with two vignettes from the European Exchange Office of C. F. Adae, a Cincinnati, Ohio banking house. Not only is there a German revenue stamp also affixed to the reverse (combination usages of both U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps on the same document from this era are quite scarce), but the R15c is tied not only by a C.F. Adae circular handstamp cancel, but also a blue oval of Reverchon & Co., a German banking house in Trier. Fantastic document!
R40c R40c  Added January 21, 2017 at 22:21

W. & H.

Inking anomaly at lower right.
R78a R78a  Added January 21, 2017 at 20:29

Vertical pair with interesting horizontal line through top stamp.
R5c R5c  Added January 21, 2017 at 20:07

Unlisted double transfer with doubling in the letters of CENTS and CHECK, on an 1864 receipt.
R87c R87c  Added January 17, 2017 at 19:18

Very scarce solo use on a lease. Fewer than 25 reported examples of R87c on document.
R15c R15c  Added January 16, 2017 at 20:14

National Bank of Cazenovia

Unlisted double transfer. Very similar to the T15 double transfer, however the shift of the O in TWO and U in U.S. are at different angles. Additionally, this DT shows more doubling across the bottom and in the numerals at left.
R15c R15c  Added January 16, 2017 at 12:48

National Bank of Pawling

Double transfer at top.
R77c R77c  Added January 15, 2017 at 18:01

Very scarce solo use of R77c on a promissory note paying the tax of 5 cents per $100 or fraction. Fewer than 10 examples of the $1.30 FOreign Exchange recorded on document.
RNB17 RNB17  Added January 15, 2017 at 17:38

North Pacific Transportation Co.

Attractive revenue-imprinted check repurposed at some point in the mid-20th century as a stamp dealer's price list.
R6c R6c  Added January 15, 2017 at 11:29

Thompson, Johnson & Co.

Attractive double-outlined oval handstamp cancel. Wholesale grocers.
RNT2 RNT2  Added January 15, 2017 at 10:37

Boston Hartford & Erie Railroad

Otherwise common railroad bond, but very low serial number (#7) out of approximately 20,000 printed. More importantly, the imprinted revenues were just haphazardly positioned, which was fixed at some point before serial number 128, and then aligned from that point onward. See secondary image for the normal positioning.
R6c R6c  Added January 11, 2017 at 19:24

L. Boardman & Son

Silverware and flatware manufacturer.
RB12a RB12a  Added January 11, 2017 at 19:03

National Bank of New England

Nominally illegal use of a proprietary stamp as a documentary on a check.
RB2b RB2b  Added January 11, 2017 at 18:46

National Bank of New England

Nominally illegal use of a proprietary as a documentary on a check.
R26c R26c  Added January 5, 2017 at 18:33

The South Carolina Railroad Co.

Very attractive $87.50 Certificate of Indebtedness with an ornately engraved reverse, from The South Carolina Railroad Co.
R24c R24c  Added January 2, 2017 at 17:22

Dog license: 1865 Commonwealth of Massachusetts certificate granting permission to keep a dog, Douglas County, for Trot, age seven, breed 'Cur,' fee $2, stamped with 5 Certificate. Great large vignette.
R196 R196  Added January 2, 2017 at 16:56

Steamer Lena May

1915 bill of lading, Steamer Lena May, New Albany, Indiana, for connection to P.C.C.& St.L. Railway (Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis), stamped with 1914 1, printed in dark blue.
68 68  Added January 2, 2017 at 16:05

Illegal usage of two 10-cent Washington poastage stamps as revenues on an 1863 chattel mortgage of half interest in boat Mary Elianor and its furnishings, of Trumansburg Landing (N.Y.), to secure payment of note for $323, tax 20 at 1863 Mortgage rate of 10 per $200.
R27b R27b  Added January 2, 2017 at 12:23

John H. Manny

1864 agreement for sale of John H. Manny's Patent Adjustable Combined Reaping and Mowing Machine, Two Horse Machine.
R44c R44c  Added December 30, 2016 at 12:04

Isaac's Harbor Gold Co.

Very scarce printed cancel.
R85c R85c  Added December 30, 2016 at 11:12

Two singles on a vellum deed. The right stamp has a double transfer at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image of just the double transfer area.
R15c R15c  Added December 30, 2016 at 10:57

Wells, Fargo & Co.

R27c R27c  Added December 30, 2016 at 10:35

Delaware Mining Co. of Michigan

Sight draft signed by 'Sam W. Hill'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'
R27c R27c  Added December 30, 2016 at 10:18

Pennsylvania Mining Co. of Michigan

Sight draft signed by 'Sam W. Hill'. Samuel 'Sam' Hill was a member of the State House of Representatives, surveyor, associated with Douglas Houghton in surveying the Upper Peninsula and he managed the interests of many mining companies. Hill achieved legendary status for his colorful use of profanity which coined the expression 'What in Sam Hill?'
R15c R15c  Added December 27, 2016 at 10:19

Oregon Stage Co.

Two different receipts from the Oregon Stage (Coach) Company.
RNC1 RNC1  Added December 26, 2016 at 19:55

Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western Railway Co.

R189 R189  Added December 26, 2016 at 18:45

Blue 'CLAIM FOR REFUNDING FILED' handstamp cancel with dotted line for date, along with manuscript and cut cancels, from an undetermined railroad. Catalog value above is for cut cancelled.
R8c R8c  Added December 26, 2016 at 18:08

Bank of Salem

R87c R87c  Added December 26, 2016 at 1:28

R87c is not a scarce stamp, but examples still on document are. There are fewer than 25 reported examples of R87c on document.
295 295  Added December 26, 2016 at 0:56

The Lilley State Bank

There was only a 61-day window between the date the Pan American series was issued and when the check tax expired, making this a very rare illegal usage.
R15d R15d  Added December 26, 2016 at 0:47

Dramatic double transfer. While some of the elements are not as bold as that of the T15, the elements are distanced farther from the primary position any any other DT I have seen on R15. Considerably more scarce than the T15.
R115 R115  Added December 26, 2016 at 0:39

Campbell & Cassells

Canadian cancels on 1st-3rd issue U.S. revenues are very scarce.
424 424  Added December 26, 2016 at 0:22

American Express Co.

Illegal usage of a 1-cent Washington-Franklin as revenue, this one lovely due to its aesthetics. The user meticulously inscribed 'Used as USIR for lack of Rev. Stamp' on the stamp in red before initialling and dating in black.
R135 R135  Added December 25, 2016 at 23:54

Satterlee, Blackwell & Co.

Cancelled by numeral '21' representing bank number 21 in the New York clearing house system. Signed by U.S. senator Abijah Gilbert (Florida).
R120 R120  Added December 25, 2016 at 23:43

Foreign entry, design of $1. The only reported example still on document. Ex-Morrissey.
R32c R32c  Added December 25, 2016 at 22:41

New York Central Railroad

Returned proxy for election of directors, stamped with a 10-cent Bill of Lading, cancelled by a customized metallic device with a sharp 'E.D.W., December 12, 1866' in square frame belonging to proxy Edwin D. Worcester. Rare and unlisted in Tolman. The cancel's imprint left the presence of 'bite' or distortion on back of the document indicating the use of a relief typeface which 'impression-ties' the revenue stamp to the document. Virtually all other railroad cancellers were rubber stamped.
R15c R15c  Added December 25, 2016 at 22:26

Naugatuck Railroad

Receipt with dual handstamp cancels, from the Naugatuck Railroad and the Bridgeport Steamboat Company. Great combination of maritime and railroad markings.
R15c R15c  Added December 25, 2016 at 21:51

A. M. Davenport & Co.

Variant of the T15 major double transfer, on a receipt from A.M. Davenport & Co., 'upholsterers and dealers in all kinds of furniture, mirrors, drapery, curtains, window shades, mattresses and feathers.'
RB12a RB12a  Added December 25, 2016 at 18:48

Doubly scarce: an illegal use of a proprietary stamp as postage on a foreign exchange document, along with German revenue stamps affixed to the reverse. Combination usages of U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps on the same document from this era are exceptionally rare.

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