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Scott Number: R15c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2680
Denomination/Type: 2c U.S. Internal Revenue, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.25
Estimated Retail Value: $ 15.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: December 24, 1867
Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker
Company: First National Bank
Although this may appear at first blush to be bisects or quadrisects, there was no 1.5 cent rate. This is more likely illegal usage by someone cutting out uncanceled portions of otherwise canceled stamps and combning them to pay the tax, essentially reusing the revenue stamps.
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