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1945 Canceled Check (Bank Of Montreal) W Newfoundland Stamp

 
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Posted 02/08/2015   2:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tommy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought this at a recent stamp show in California.

I collect Newfoundland items and this stamp is the super common #255, but what the heck is this check?

Anything about it, or why it would have a stamp on it would be great. Also, what would the range of values be?

I got it just as a novelty--so just curious.



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Posted 02/08/2015   3:45 pm  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a normal cheque. The stamp was a tax that was at that time imposed for a financial transaction. Most legal documents and pretty well all cheques had either revenue stamps or postage stamps affixed and cancelled. Many of the cancellations were in red ink or otherwise quite identifiable as revenue use - so for a postage stamp used in this manner value is very low. When the cheque cleared it was perforated so it could not be used again.
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Posted 02/09/2015   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you
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Posted 05/04/2020   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tclenche to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,
I know this is a very late reply, but I have over a hundred cheques from a Newfoundland business with stamps on them. I was told that the tax on banking was 3 cents for cheques valued under $100, and 5, later increased to 6 cents for cheques valued at over $100. Normally, inland revenue stamps would be used, but postage stamps were allowed near and after confederation with Canada. I have cheques with Newfoundland Stamps on them, others with Canadian Stamps on them, and some with a mixture of both countries.
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