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Scott Number: R36a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3513
Denomination/Type: 10c Inland Exchange, blue, imperforate
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 500.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 400.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: January 01, 1863
Cancel or Company Type: Railroad
Company: Schuylkill Haven and Lehigh River Railroad Co.
Cox Railroad Stock/Bond Catalog Number: SCH-692-S-50
Cox Railroad Stock/Bond Catalog Value: $75-$100
Very early usage. Stock scrip certificate is dated November 20, 1862, but it appears that tax wasn't paid until January 1, 1863. I'm not sure why it was only taxed at the 10-cent rate, as certificates from incorporated companies should have been taxed at 25 cents.
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