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I Have A Stamp On A Check From The 1800's? Would Love Some Help With History Of This. Thank You.

 
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Posted 12/08/2019   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add SoCalSunshine to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I don't quite know why this check has a stamp on it! Tried so many searches and don't know the who, what, why and how's of it all. Any assistance would be appreciated!

Thank you.
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Edited by SoCalSunshine - 12/08/2019 9:08 pm

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Posted 12/08/2019   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SoCalSunshine to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just found that it's a US Internal Revenue stamp! : )
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Checks and many other documents were taxed during and after the Civil War as a method of revenue generation for the federal government. The "first issue" revenue stamps were issued to pay these taxes. There is a catalog that goes into detail about the different taxes and types of documents that the stamps appear on. The 2 cent check tax lasted longer than most - into the early 1880s.
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Thank you paper history!
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