R169p 25c “Battleship” MNH pair

$20.00

Issues of 1898

In the continuation of providing funding for the Spanish–American War, Congress authorized a tax on a wide range of goods and services including various alcohol and tobacco products, tea and other amusements and also on various legal and business transactions (such as Stock certificates, bills of lading, manifests, and marine insurance). To pay these tax duties revenue tax stamps were purchased and affixed to the taxable item or respective certificate. There are seventeen stamps in this issue which occur in denominations ranging from ½-cent to 50-dollars which were printed on double lined watermarked paper. Two types of perforations were used: Rouletted perforations and ‘hyphen’ shaped perforations.

Additional information

Scott Number

R169p

Condition

MNH

Denomination

25c

Paper

watermarked 191R

Cancel

uncanceled

Scott Catalog Value

30.00

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