Sale 325

Lot 2632


1866, 12½¢-$1, 1/8bbL-1bbL. Black defaced die proofs, four values on a full card page taken from Nehemiah G. Ordway's book American Bond Detector, the page also includes defaced proofs of two Cigar inspection strip stamps and a 40 gallon Distilled Spirits tax paid receipt stamp; very minor water stain around edges, still Very Fine and rarely seen as an intact page.
Estimate 400 - 600

These defaced proofs were authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury to aid in counterfeit detection.

Realized $425

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