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Posted 06/01/2020   2:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Turntostone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any one able till tell me anything about this US stamp. I know it's not postal but what was it used for and is it unusual.



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Posted 06/01/2020   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a Battleship revenue stamp used 1898-1901. It was used to pay documentary taxes.
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Posted 06/01/2020   3:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turntostone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What were documentary taxes used to pay for?
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Posted 06/01/2020   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp Duty (Land Tax).
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Posted 06/01/2020   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the US, any document that required tax. Insurance premiums, stock transfers, checks, etc.
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Posted 06/01/2020   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turntostone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK Thanks for the info.
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Posted 06/01/2020   4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice socked on nose date cancel. These documentary stamps often have interesting cancels. Worth collecting for cancels alone.
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Posted 06/01/2020   5:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most of the time a cancel like this was done in a large multiple of even a full sheet before they were broken up. That's why part of the next cancel is visible.
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