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Scott Number: 267a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5490
Denomination/Type: 2c Washington, pink, type III, watermark 191, perf. 12
2022 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
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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