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Scott Number: R5a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4384

Denomination/Type: 2c Bank Check, blue, imperforate

2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 1.50

Estimated Retail Value: $ 50.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: ??? 1864

Cancel or Company Type: Photographer

Company: George Ross

City: Petaluma

State: CA

2-cent Bank Check imperforate and 1-cent Proprietary perforated, on a CDV. Imperf usages on CDVs are very unusual, as the 2-year window that photographs were taxed was long after most imperforates were used up. However, California is one place that legitimate late usages of imperfs are frequently encountered.

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