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Scott Number: 68 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5176

Denomination/Type: 10c Washington, green, perf. 12

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 60.00

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

City: Negaunee

State: Michigan

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.

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