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Scott Number: R32e Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5747

Denomination/Type: 10c Bill of Lading, blue, half used as 5c on document

2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 300.00

Estimated Retail Value: $2000.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: April 12, 1870

Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker

Company: Palmer & Johnson

City: Bangor

State: Maine

A virtually impossible (certainly improbable) and fantastic combination of document attributes: dual-nation stamped document + revenue bisect. Top half of unidentified bisected 10c revenue stamp tied across the cut by Apr. 12, 1870 datestamp on foreign bill of exchange, drawn in Liverpool, Nova Scotia for $25.00 in gold and payable in Boston Mass., 2c Nova Scotia Bill Stamp paying the proper Canadian tax, entered the United States via the banking house of Palmer & Johnson in Bangor Me. Five cents was the proper tax for this document. Ex-Bleckwenn.

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