Hover your cursor
over the image to see a zoom at right.
Scott Number: 68 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5176
Denomination/Type: 10c Washington, green, perf. 12
2019 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 75.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 200.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Oval
Cancel Color: Blue
Cancel Date: June 28, 1869
Cancel or Company Type: Metallurgical/Mining
Company: Iron Cliffs Company
10-cent Washington used illegally as a revenue stamp on an 1859 draft from the Iron Cliffs (Mining) Co. The tax due on the transaction was 10 cents, but the underlying 2-cent revenue imprint (RN-B1) was ignored, as is the case on all reported examples of the Iron Cliffs drafts. Tying blue oval handstamp is especially nice.
If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.