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USA Revenuestamp - Missing Number "8"?

 
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Posted 06/14/2021   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi my American friends.
Here is a R163 {???} revenue stamp from 1898.
The last "8" is missing, or is that just a "189" number..???

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Posted 06/14/2021   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a date, 189_ with one number missing from the company applied overprint cancellation.
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Posted 06/14/2021   12:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow..Thanks for the quick reply Parcelpostguy
Just an oddity..Will put it back in the box.

Robert
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Posted 06/14/2021   2:25 pm  Show Profile Check ericjackson's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ericjackson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cancel was printed that way on purpose. The month, day and last digit of the year were entered by hand or the stamp received a handstamp cancel.
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Posted 06/14/2021   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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he month, day and last digit of the year were entered by hand or the stamp received a handstamp cancel.


Interesting ericjackson..I would have never guessed that...Thought it was just a year 1898 with the "8" missing.

Robert
Found these thanks to....1898revenues blogspot.com




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Edited by wert - 06/14/2021 3:02 pm
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