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Scott Number: R5a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5294
Denomination/Type: 2c Bank Check, blue, imperforate
2020 Scott Catalog Value: $ 19.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 75.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: January 15, 1866
Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker
Company: Tallant & Co.
City: San Francisco
An example of what I call 'The California Late Imperfs'. Normally imperforates and part perfs with late cancel dates are an immediate red flag for fakery... the one notable exception being a cache/hoard of imperfs that apparently resurfaced from storage late in the taxation period in California, that are legitimate imperforates and part perfs. Normally you don't find imperfs used after 1864, but California examples can be found MUCH later.
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