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Scott Number: R20c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5477
Denomination/Type: 4c Inland Exchange, brown, perforated
2022 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 2.25
Estimated Retail Value: $ 200.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: September 17, 1863
Cancel or Company Type: Unknown
Company: W. Grove & Co.
City: New York
State: New York
Tattered and torn, but incredibly scarce. An 1863 first bill of exchange, Havana Cuba, drawn on a party in New York, in the amount of $1,400. Taxed 14 cents (short-lived Inland Exchange 1863 rate of 2c per $200), with Cuba 1 escudo Giro ('Draft') tax paid in 1868 to ensure legality in a long-running legal action (specifics courtesy of Mike Mahler).
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