R23c, R77c on 1866 Incoming Foreign Bill of Exchange, Nuevitas, Cuba


Bi-color usage on Marquez bill of exchange. One of five recorded R77c on Marquez bills. The $1.30, $1.60 and $1.90 Foreign Exchange are among the rarest first issue revenues on document. They were created for use on foreign bills for amounts exceeding $2500, of which relatively few were made (Mahler, 1995). Type 1a bill.

About the Danford Knowlton Find

In 1992 about 200 pieces comprising what has become known as the “Danford-Knowlton find” appeared on the revenue market. It consisted primarily of incoming bills of exchange from Cuba dated 1865-1872. Incoming Foreign exchange is a scarce usage, and these bills typically bear a variety of manuscript and hand stamped markings documenting their travels. This is part of a recent discovery of an additional 100 pieces of Danford-Knowlton material and represents a significant opportunity for the US First Issue Revenue specialist. Only a small portion of this additional material will be offered here.

For more information on the Danford Knowlton find see: Reconstructing Four Fabulous Finds, Michael Mahler, The American Revenuer, Sept 1995, p. 210 Р227)

Additional information

Scott Number

R23c, R77c


Document has typical folds and wrinkles, but one of the nicer examples offered here. Stamps VF.

Marquez Type





April 22, 1867


Danford Knowlton NY SON cancels, Manuel Marquez blue CDS, L.T. Stocker, Havana HS, National City Bank, NY HS

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