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Scott Number: 65 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2623

Denomination/Type: 3c Washington, rose, perf. 12

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 3.00

Estimated Retail Value: $1500.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: February 22, 1865

Cancel or Company Type: Unknown

Just an incredible piece! Doubly illegal, with postage stamps used as revenues, and miscalculation of the tax owed. Two promissory notes (one year and two year) dated February 22, 1865, each for $450, with 15 randomly placed #65. The correct tax, five cents per $100 or part thereof, should have been 25 cents per note, or 50 cents, but the illegal attempted payment, 45 cents was based on the cumulative total of $900. The two receipts on the back are not taxable because they were on the same sheet of paper as the notes.

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