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Scott Number: R15c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5679
Denomination/Type: 2c U.S. Internal Revenue, perforated
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 0.25
Estimated Retail Value: $ 400.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Manuscript
Cancel Date: February 1870
Cancel or Company Type: Unknown
Documents featuring both U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps are fairly scarce, the vast majority being Spanish American War period or later. Civil War period documents in this category stray into 'rare' territory. This is a very delicate 1870 Mexican bill of exchange with imprinted revenue stamp (renta papel sellado), also with two R15c affixed, presumably when it was presented for payment in Galveston, Texas. The imprinted revenue is #870.45 in Donald O. Scott & Frank A. Sternad The Revenue Stamped Paper of Mexico 1821-187. Currently the only reported U.S.-Mexico dual taxed document from the Civil War period.
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