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Scott Number: R49a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5642

Denomination/Type: 25c Protest, red, imperforate

2023 Scott Catalog Value: $ 80.00

Estimated Retail Value: $ 150.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: May 13, 1863

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

A very nice dual-EMU! A May 1863 protest document with the original instrument (a January 1863 promissory note) attached. It's odd in that the 25-cent revenue paying the tax on the protest is affixed not to the protest document itself, but to the original document, overlaying the 15-cent revenue paying the original tax. What is notable though, is that BOTH stamps are EMUs (early matching usage): R40a 15-cent Inland Exchange imperf paying the tax on the original promissory note, and R49a 25-cent Protest imperf paying the tax on the protest.

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