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Scott Number: R36e Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2494

Denomination/Type: 10c Inland Exchange, blue, half used as 5c on document

Because this is a counterfeit/forgery, the catalog value does not apply. However, it may have value as a reference item.

Estimated Retail Value: $ 100.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: December 31, 1864

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

Very unusual! 4 'bisects' on one indenture document. Three partial R36c, two being halves of the same stamp, as well as a bisected R37b which is not listed in Scott. Together, along with the R52c, they comprise the correct 50-cent tax on the $500 transaction. I classify this as a 'fake' as they are not bisects in the truest sense of the word, more likely someone either (1) using up pieces on hand or more likely (2) trying to cheat the government by re-using uncanceled portions of previously used revenue stamps. Still an unusual and interesting item.

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