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    Posted 8 years ago

    Hotpulp_Co…
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    This stamp is a First Issue, Scott Catalog no. R54 Conveyance revenue featuring George Washington and has a face value of fifty cents. I had never seen a stamp like this. What a great learning opportunity! People used to use stamps to pay for taxes, life insurance, mortgages and as proof of purchase for items such as tobacco.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Ah! Less that 100 yrs before it changed from "taxation without representation" to even "higher taxation with misrepresentation". Some things never change!

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