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Posted 09/05/2020   12:57 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This small check collection was in Eric Jackson's auction this week, and while it cost me more than I had hoped, I was willing to stretch a bit for it.

It traces the use of 2-cent revenue stamps from the advent of the tax in October 1862 through the late 1860s through the lens of a single company's checks.

The checks themselves are great aesthetically, having been printed in two contrasting colors. Additionally it has an example from the second day of tax, October 2, 1862, which are quite rare. This is only the second example I've ever seen, and I'm still searching for a first-day usage.

I'm leaning towards keeping the collection intact rather than breaking it down.





































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Posted 09/05/2020   04:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brilliant display!

Is there a way to keep it intact and build upon it at the same time?
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Posted 09/05/2020   07:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the government also realized that by making the documentary tax stamps orange when they came out with R15 and leaving the proprietary stamps blue, that they could check the legality of the payments much more easily and make accounting simpler.
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Posted 09/05/2020   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
that is a wonderful group of checks that explains nicely both the use and problems of the users and makers of the stamps. it is fortunate that the archive survived long enough for someone put it together. thanks for showing it.
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Posted 09/05/2020   08:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although I don't collect revenues, I thought it was an interesting display!

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 09/05/2020   08:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jossanders52 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not collect USA revenues but this collection is fantastic. Not easy or impossible to duplicate.
Thanks for sharing
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Posted 09/05/2020   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnimatedFDCs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am mot a revenue guy either but whenever I see legacy collections like this one I always stop and look. Just amazing material and tells a great story that, if broken up years ago might never have been reassembled. I have been fortunate to acquire a few legacy
Collections in my collecting areas a few times and I always consider myself to be the lucky when I do.
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Posted 09/05/2020   09:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dan,

Very nice.

So nice, I won't even ask you to soak the early ones for me despite needing the first two 1862 dates

Keep that together. It is great to see the timeline of the various stamps they used.

Great addition to add to your website as well!

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Posted 09/07/2020   07:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for postin the full collection. Quite interesting even to one who doesn't collect revenues.
It is wonderful that it is intact!
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Posted 09/07/2020   10:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add worth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great collection. With the August 1865 check National is written on each check above the bank name. I wonder if they received a national charter at this time? Thank you for posting.
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Posted 09/08/2020   12:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Worth,
Yes.
"The National Bank of Cohoes" received charter number 1347, which dates it to mid-1865.
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Posted 09/08/2020   12:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spectacular
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Posted 09/08/2020   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We don't see penmanship like that anymore.

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Posted 09/25/2020   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add usmedalman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on your acquisition. This type of documentation is invaluable. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 09/28/2020   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wonderful collection revenuecollector

Thanks for sharing.

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