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I have a plate block which I cannot find anywhere. Red ink, 1 cent, Printing = Documentary, United States Internal Revenue, Series of 1914. Can you shed some light about it? Thank you.

Hi Tina,

Thanks for your question.

Revenue stamps were used as a form of receipt for goods received or services rendered.  The stamp you describe sounds like Scott #R196 and it was, as you mentioned, in 1914.  Today that block of four has a list value of $12.00.  Nice find for your collection!!~

Thanks for your question and let me know if I can be of any more help.


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Terry Tipton


I have been involved in philately for most of my 56 years. I specialize in United States Issues and Postmarks. I have numerous reference sources to research if I do not know the answer. I am organized and promise swift courteous answers. I am a member of the American Philatelic Society. I also have my own philatelic mail order business.


As I mentioned, I have been collecting philatelic items for most of my 56 years. I have several albums of United States issues (most of them are pages I designed myself) and I also have numerous albums of postmarks sorted and researchhed by state.

American Philatelic Society, All Nations Stamp Club and Harford County Stamp Club

Linn's, All Nations Stamp Club Website, and local Newspaper

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Board of Directors for Christmas in April 1990-1996

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