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1870
1870  

2 cents
2 cents  
Hello, can you please tell me about the attached? how much could it be? Thanks!!

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Hi Waqas,
Thanks for the question.
Waqas, the attached pictures are of what are called revenue stamps. These were used to pay taxes on many different things. Unfortunately the stamps you have pictured, (although over a 100 years old) are still considered fairly common. Because the top one has been cut it would be of little interest to most collectors. The 2 pictured in the bottom photo were issued in 1864 both have catalog #R15 and values of less than a dollar. Sorry I wish I had better news.
Thanks again for the question,
Mike

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My specialty is United States Errors, but I can answer most questions on United States stamps (except covers). I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years. I am also a member of the APS (American Philatelic Society)

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As I said above, I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years, mostly on Ebay and Bidstart.com.

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I am a 25+ year member of the APS

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I went to 2 years of college at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, and received a degree in Applied Science

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