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Posted 11/03/2018   5:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stampman2002 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Saw this on eBay. Thought I'd share it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1863-Adams...D:rk:10:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1871-Freep...R:rk:30:pf:0

There are many more listings. I was in United states>see all>document as the search criteria if anyone is interested.

Happy hunting!
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Posted 11/03/2018   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This 3 cent was not used as a revenue, it paid the postage for mailing the policy. There was no possible 3 cent tax rate applicable here.
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Posted 11/03/2018   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for clarifying that.

I wasn't interested in these types of lots as that's a bit outside my ballpark right now.

I just happened to see them and knew we had collectors who were looking for this kind of material, so I posted links for them to check out, along with the search I'd done which netted them.
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Posted 11/04/2018   11:08 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There may very well be a revenue stamp affixed to the policy on the inside. These insurance policies with revenue stamps affixed as well as postage stamps also paying postage are quite collectible. I've seen them sell for $100-200 at auction.

Here's another example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/OHIO-FARME...AOSw8fJbiYO0


Sellers/dealers frequently try to sell them as an illegal/improper use of postage stamps as revenues.
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Posted 11/04/2018   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alas, most dealers don't know any better. In my opinion the second item is seriously overpriced, but I guess we will find out.
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Posted 11/04/2018   6:57 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a single frame exhibit of the Ohio Farmers Insurance Company. (http://www.rfrajola.com/Liebson3/Liebson3.htm) I would agree that the price on this one is aggressive (my opinion, anyway) but I think mailed insurance policies are quite an interesting creature.

The Ohio Farmers Insurance Company went on to be the first significant user of window envelopes (so far as I can determine) in the 1870s. There are also several scarce revenue stamped paper items from the company as well (imprinted revenues on the policies).....
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