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Scott Number: 720 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5677
Estimated Retail Value: $ 350.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: July 02, 1934
Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity
Company: William J. Claus, Notary Public
City: San Mateo
Mid-20th century improper usages of postage stamps as revenues are increibly rare, much more so than 19th century examples. This is a 1934 quit-claim deed, with $4 of revenue stamps affixed and initialed by the original signer of the document. Then there is a pair of the 1932 3-cent Washington definitive (Scott #720) affixed by the notary public listed on the second page. I don't know enough about the rates in question to determine whether the $4 was originally underpaid, or if there was a secondary transaction requiring the additional 6 cents. The Washington pair is a partial plate number imprint capture to boot!
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