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Scott Number: 267a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5490

Denomination/Type: 2c Washington, pink, type III, watermark 191, perf. 12

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 5.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Magenta/Purple

Cancel Date: July 01, 1898

Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker

Company: Bank of Ellensburg

City: Ellensburg

State: Washington

2-cent George Washington Bureau definitive used illegally as a revenue stamp on a check from The Cloverdale Creamery in Ellensburg, Washington, the check written June 30, 1898, the day before the tax went into effect, presented for payment on July 1, the first day of tax. A beautiful illegal/improper first day usage.

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