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Scott Number: R56f Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4454

Denomination/Type: 50c Foreign Exchange, blue, half used as 25c on document

2019 Scott Catalog Value: $ 700.00

Estimated Retail Value: $1200.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: December 1863

Cancel or Company Type: Unknown

City: Cape Girardeau

State: MO

A pair of bisects, each being the top and bottom halves of the same stamp, paying the 25-cent tax rate, on a pair of school district trustee's bonds. 50-cent bisects are far more scarce than either $1 or $2 bisects. This pair comprises the only legitimate bisects of 1st issue 50-cent stamps I have been able to find evidence of. See my bisect census page for more information.

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