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Scott Number: R5c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 1870

Denomination/Type: 2c Bank Check, blue, perforated

2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50

Estimated Retail Value: $ 50.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: September 1862

Cancel or Company Type: Manufacturer/Industrial Trade

Company: T.P. Howell & Company

City: Newark

State: NJ

Very unusual. Check is dated September of 1862, which would have preceded the tax requirement, yet has a revenue stamp dated Dec. 26, 1863 affixed. The circular handstamp is T.P.H. & Co. which matches the company on the check, but why would a revenue stamp have been added over a year after the fact when tax on the transaction was not required?

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