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Scott Number: 267 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5399
Denomination/Type: 2c Washington, carmine, type III, watermark 191, perf. 12
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.50
Estimated Retail Value: $ 250.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Blue
Cancel Date: July 01, 1898
Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker
Company: National Black River Bank
Pair of drafts from the National Black River Bank in Proctorsville, Vermont, each with a 2-cent postage stamp used illegally as a revenue stamp, tied with handstamp cancel. One went through uncaught, whereas the other one was caught at the bank where submitted, the National Exchange Bank in Boston, where a revenue stamp was subsequently affixed and hammered by a bold boxed handstamp cancel. The added bonus being that both documents are dated July 1, 1898, the first day of the tax.
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