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Scott Number: R44c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2794
Denomination/Type: 25c Certificate, red, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50
Estimated Retail Value: $ 50.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: January 18, 1862
Cancel or Company Type: Railroad
Company: Allegheny Valley Railroad Co.
Cox Railroad Stock/Bond Catalog Number: ALL-463 S-55
Cox Railroad Stock/Bond Catalog Value: $25-$50
It makes no sense that a January 1862 transaction would have been taxed. It is obviously not an errant date mistake, as the year is written in 4 different places.
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