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Posted 05/06/2014   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add landstuhl0526 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found these three checks within a pile of stamps and postcards. Any help determining any info on them, value etc.?

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Posted 05/06/2014   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, though a little bug eaten. These are very collectable, but I can't give you much of a value. The pictures are small but your stamps appear to be 1898 documentary (revenue) stamps. Those particular stamps picture the battleship Maine and were issued to help finance the Spanish American War. It was the Maine that was sunk in Havana harbour and started the whole conflict (though some blame William Randolf Hearst as well). The same design was also issued as Proprietary Stamps. Our revenue collecting friends here can be clearer on the difference than I can.
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