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Scott Number: 286 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4966

Denomination/Type: 2c Trans-Mississippi, copper red, perf. 12

2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 2.75

Estimated Retail Value: $ 900.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: July 01, 1898

Cancel or Company Type: Railroad

Company: Augusta, Hallowell & Gardiner Railroad Co.

City: Augusta

State: ME

A pair of dividend checks from the 'Augusta, Hallowell & Gardiner Railroad Co.' in Augusta, Maine. One illegal usage went through undetected, and the other one was caught and a revenue stamp properly affixed the following day. Great usage contrast. Oh, and to add icing to the cake, both documents are used on the first day of tax, July 1, 1898. Based upon the check numbering, there should be more out there.

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