RO104b Griggs & Goodwill, Garden City Matches Revenue Stamp
According to Private Die Match Stamps by Christopher West, the nom-de-plume of Elliott Perry, the stamps associated with this firm are the only match stamps issued in the state of Virginia. A. Goldback was the successor firm to A. Goldback & Co., after Emanuel Bear left the firm. The previous stamp in use by the firm, with the name A. Goldback & Co. on it (Scott RO95b), was engraved and printed by the Philadelphia firm Carpenter & Co. The new die, without the “& Co.” was one of the first private die match stamps to be engraved by National Bank Note Company in New York, and one of the first to be printed on pink paper. The die was approved October 16, 1875, and was first issued in November of the same year.