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1898

28 Jan 2023
11:10:23pm
I enjoy these attractive images on the older bank checks.

I buy these at stamp shows in the junk boxes, never pay more than a dollar for each example.

On this example I think the image is right and proper bank building, really smashing image.

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29 Jan 2023
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I like this stuff too!! I have a cheque from a small town in Western Canada (Broderick, Saskatchewan) for almost $2000 with a war Tax stamp attached in 1916. That's the equivalent of almost $50 000 in today's money. It's too bad I can't show a scan, but you get the idea. Some of the graphics on items like this, as we can see from your example, are very special!

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29 Jan 2023
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Not as nice, but this Canadian check has it on virtueImage Not Found

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29 Jan 2023
09:18:40am
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Another one. By the way I cannot find the reference of this War Tax stampImage Not Found

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29 Jan 2023
02:03:59pm
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I also like fancy script and scroll work. Scott# RND4

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29 Jan 2023
02:24:02pm
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"By the way I cannot find the reference of this War Tax stamp"


I had the same problem since I have quite a few of these. I believe the difference between these and the others is that these were not overprints done on regular postage stamps or changes made to regularly issued postage stamps. You need a book on Canada revenues to find listing for this series. This is an area of Canada I refuse to get into since there are way too many Canada excise stamps, it's almost like collecting another country! I believe the number is FWT8 since I have the booklet pane for this stamp and for some reason I have the number listed as FWT8c. I believe there are a few SoR members who collect Canada revenues and they can recommend a good reference book if you want to get started. I believe Barefoot did one for North America, but I could be wrong. The only person I can think of right now on SoR who collects Canada revenues is Cathotel. I hope he doesn't mind me using his name here!
Just found this advertised on line:
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2022 Van Dam CANADIAN

REVENUE STAMPS CATALOGUE.

First New Edition in 5 Years !

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List $29.95…..Our Special $26.95

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29 Jan 2023
03:38:06pm
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Here is another bank check I picked out of the junk box.

This time it's the entire check that I find attractive.

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29 Jan 2023
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The stamp is listed on https://www.canadarevenuestamps.com/ as FWT8 - Canada War Tax stamp 2c brown.

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29 Jan 2023
06:33:56pm
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That's the one, Doug.

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29 Jan 2023
07:10:47pm
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"I believe the number is FWT8 since I have the booklet pane for this stamp and for some reason I have the number listed as FWT8c."


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29 Jan 2023
07:29:21pm

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The single is FWT8 and the Booklet is FWT8c.

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1898

29 Jan 2023
08:05:28pm
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Another junk box find check, no images on this example, but the name of the bank crossed out with new name scribed in. Interesting right and proper find I'm thinking!


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30 Jan 2023
04:39:55am
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Thanks Doug.

Yes this thread is fun.

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30 Jan 2023
01:38:56pm
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For Canadian revenue stamps, with War Tax as one sub-group, the Van Dam catalogue referenced above (2022 edition likely will be the latest for several years) is the basic resource for identification and valuation. This two cent issue, as the cheque usage shown suggests, is quite common and thus lists for the minimum value. In addition to war tax stamps, both those listed in the Unitrade catalogue and the exclusively revenue stamps listed in Van Dam, there are also many cheques from the era that have regular definitive issue stamps affixed to confirm payment of the war tax.

An alternative opinion to Harvey's: don't be afraid to consider collecting Canadian revenues. There are some lovely stamps to include in such a collection, and they are not excessively numerous. Like all areas, there are ways to expand the focus exponentially, and there are a few that are prohibitively rare (read expensive), but I find that they are a very satisfying target area to pursue.

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30 Jan 2023
02:31:40pm
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The main reason I stay away from Canada revenues not in Scott's is not just the sheer number of them. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to start a brand new area as extensive as this. I have lately branched out into booklet panes because of a bunch of fantastic ones offered here, but that collection (to my 1988 cutoff ) is doable. Cathotel is right, there are some beautiful Canada revenue stamps and some very interesting ones. I have a few pages worth as examples and they're fun to look at. Anyone looking for a new area to get into, I highly recommend it! If I had it to do over I would have done that instead of starting several new countries, a few of which, like Peru and a couple others, that I have lost interest in. Some of the early gas inspection, Electric light inspection, weights and measures and Bill stamps are very attractive. I'm just afraid I wouldn't know when to stop.

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30 Jan 2023
08:57:32pm
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Okay, I'll jump in here...

I have quite a few more, but these are some of my favorites:

(not all are checks)

The blue one from Gettysberg is one of my favorites.



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30 Jan 2023
09:35:37pm
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30 Jan 2023
10:26:05pm
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@smauggie;

Thanks Antonio.

Been collecting those with revenue stamps for quite a while now....always fun to find!

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1898

31 Jan 2023
11:42:07am
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Besides just scanning bank checks I always examine each check, here a bank check without an interesting image, but I find the details interesting.

Notice the check date is using the Quaker dating system, but the revenue stamp is using the standard U. S. government dating system!

I'll be doing more research on this very interesting check.

Hope there is room to include this check after all the other check images here!

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31 Jan 2023
12:17:30pm
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I was trying to check out the Quaker dating system on line and it's a bit complicated. The indication was that they didn't like using names of months named after heathen gods but had very little trouble with the last 4 months because they were based on numbers. In other words they were as likely to use Dec, as they were to use 12Mo. This was earlier so possibly they used totally numbered months by this time. This is an area I knew nothing about before so thanks for posting this cheque. I'm curious now if there were any post offices run on Quaker land that used their dating system on their post marks on an every day basis.

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1898

31 Jan 2023
01:02:51pm
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@Harvey

Interesting question.

After WW2 my folks moved us to a Quaker Town, but I just don't remember or recall anything from that time related to the Quaker, other than on Sunday's they still used the horse and buggy to go to church.

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31 Jan 2023
01:17:34pm
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I'll have to do some digging in my records, but that last check may have been written by my great, great, great uncle. I remember the name Benjamin showing up, and some of the family was in Pennsylvania.

Tom Lightfoot (Dollhaus).

P. S. Checked the files - false alarm. There was a Benjamin Lightfoot, but he was in Kentucky and was way too young to be involved.

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31 Jan 2023
01:34:13pm
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"Cathotel is right, there are some beautiful Canada revenue stamps "



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31 Jan 2023
01:51:54pm
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@Dollhaus

If you find out it was your great, great, great, uncle, and you'd like to have it, I'll send it to you!

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31 Jan 2023
03:08:00pm
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Thank you for sharing all of these lushly engraved checks!

Out of curiosity, I did an internet search to see if there are any vintage style checks available to purchase for personal use. Sadly, all that I found were incredibly blah. But wouldn't that be cool to write a check like those?

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1898

31 Jan 2023
10:49:36pm
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R153's on somewhat of a fancy check. It's the lettering and back ground of the main lettering that I find fancy. By the way R153 is sort of rare usage.

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01 Feb 2023
06:03:34pm
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Bank check issued to purchase Revenue Tax Stamps!

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06 Feb 2023
09:31:39am
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This check is from a wholesale druggest. The engraving shows some tools of the trade.

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06 Feb 2023
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Reynolds founded W. F. Reynolds & Co. Banking firm in 1859 and this became one of the very largest private banking companies in the central part of the state. At his death in 1893 Reynolds left an estate of over $801,000.
There is a story about the small tower on the fourth floor of the bank. W.F. Reynolds could look out over the town and keep an eye on his competitor, The First National Bank which was locate diagonally from his bank. He could see if if a customer tried for a loan at The First National Bank before visiting Reynold's Bank.
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Here is a check from The First National bank.

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Image of the buiding, it has law offices today.

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06 Feb 2023
09:26:01pm
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I'm sure everyone (who pays attention) have noticed on bank checks sometimes the stamp it applied upside down.

I have my own opinion why this is, but how about everyone here, what do you think?

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06 Feb 2023
09:44:54pm
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The teller is applying the stamp to the cheque which would be facing the owner of the cheque, i.e., the stamp would be upside down!! Sort of makes sense!!

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06 Feb 2023
11:46:56pm
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Maybe to show the dislike of the tax.

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1898

28 Jan 2023
11:10:23pm

I enjoy these attractive images on the older bank checks.

I buy these at stamp shows in the junk boxes, never pay more than a dollar for each example.

On this example I think the image is right and proper bank building, really smashing image.

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29 Jan 2023
08:12:00am

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I like this stuff too!! I have a cheque from a small town in Western Canada (Broderick, Saskatchewan) for almost $2000 with a war Tax stamp attached in 1916. That's the equivalent of almost $50 000 in today's money. It's too bad I can't show a scan, but you get the idea. Some of the graphics on items like this, as we can see from your example, are very special!

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29 Jan 2023
09:10:22am

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Not as nice, but this Canadian check has it on virtueImage Not Found

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29 Jan 2023
09:18:40am

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Another one. By the way I cannot find the reference of this War Tax stampImage Not Found

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29 Jan 2023
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I also like fancy script and scroll work. Scott# RND4

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02:24:02pm

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"By the way I cannot find the reference of this War Tax stamp"


I had the same problem since I have quite a few of these. I believe the difference between these and the others is that these were not overprints done on regular postage stamps or changes made to regularly issued postage stamps. You need a book on Canada revenues to find listing for this series. This is an area of Canada I refuse to get into since there are way too many Canada excise stamps, it's almost like collecting another country! I believe the number is FWT8 since I have the booklet pane for this stamp and for some reason I have the number listed as FWT8c. I believe there are a few SoR members who collect Canada revenues and they can recommend a good reference book if you want to get started. I believe Barefoot did one for North America, but I could be wrong. The only person I can think of right now on SoR who collects Canada revenues is Cathotel. I hope he doesn't mind me using his name here!
Just found this advertised on line:
http://www.fvhstamps.com/Catalogues/Cata ...
2022 Van Dam CANADIAN

REVENUE STAMPS CATALOGUE.

First New Edition in 5 Years !

217 pages with 1,300 Colour Photos.

List $29.95…..Our Special $26.95

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1898

29 Jan 2023
03:38:06pm

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Here is another bank check I picked out of the junk box.

This time it's the entire check that I find attractive.

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29 Jan 2023
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The stamp is listed on https://www.canadarevenuestamps.com/ as FWT8 - Canada War Tax stamp 2c brown.

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29 Jan 2023
06:33:56pm

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That's the one, Doug.

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"I believe the number is FWT8 since I have the booklet pane for this stamp and for some reason I have the number listed as FWT8c."


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29 Jan 2023
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The single is FWT8 and the Booklet is FWT8c.

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29 Jan 2023
08:05:28pm

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Another junk box find check, no images on this example, but the name of the bank crossed out with new name scribed in. Interesting right and proper find I'm thinking!


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30 Jan 2023
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Thanks Doug.

Yes this thread is fun.

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30 Jan 2023
01:38:56pm

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For Canadian revenue stamps, with War Tax as one sub-group, the Van Dam catalogue referenced above (2022 edition likely will be the latest for several years) is the basic resource for identification and valuation. This two cent issue, as the cheque usage shown suggests, is quite common and thus lists for the minimum value. In addition to war tax stamps, both those listed in the Unitrade catalogue and the exclusively revenue stamps listed in Van Dam, there are also many cheques from the era that have regular definitive issue stamps affixed to confirm payment of the war tax.

An alternative opinion to Harvey's: don't be afraid to consider collecting Canadian revenues. There are some lovely stamps to include in such a collection, and they are not excessively numerous. Like all areas, there are ways to expand the focus exponentially, and there are a few that are prohibitively rare (read expensive), but I find that they are a very satisfying target area to pursue.

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02:31:40pm

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The main reason I stay away from Canada revenues not in Scott's is not just the sheer number of them. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to start a brand new area as extensive as this. I have lately branched out into booklet panes because of a bunch of fantastic ones offered here, but that collection (to my 1988 cutoff ) is doable. Cathotel is right, there are some beautiful Canada revenue stamps and some very interesting ones. I have a few pages worth as examples and they're fun to look at. Anyone looking for a new area to get into, I highly recommend it! If I had it to do over I would have done that instead of starting several new countries, a few of which, like Peru and a couple others, that I have lost interest in. Some of the early gas inspection, Electric light inspection, weights and measures and Bill stamps are very attractive. I'm just afraid I wouldn't know when to stop.

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08:57:32pm

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Okay, I'll jump in here...

I have quite a few more, but these are some of my favorites:

(not all are checks)

The blue one from Gettysberg is one of my favorites.



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30 Jan 2023
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30 Jan 2023
10:26:05pm

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@smauggie;

Thanks Antonio.

Been collecting those with revenue stamps for quite a while now....always fun to find!

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31 Jan 2023
11:42:07am

re: Bank Check

Besides just scanning bank checks I always examine each check, here a bank check without an interesting image, but I find the details interesting.

Notice the check date is using the Quaker dating system, but the revenue stamp is using the standard U. S. government dating system!

I'll be doing more research on this very interesting check.

Hope there is room to include this check after all the other check images here!

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I was trying to check out the Quaker dating system on line and it's a bit complicated. The indication was that they didn't like using names of months named after heathen gods but had very little trouble with the last 4 months because they were based on numbers. In other words they were as likely to use Dec, as they were to use 12Mo. This was earlier so possibly they used totally numbered months by this time. This is an area I knew nothing about before so thanks for posting this cheque. I'm curious now if there were any post offices run on Quaker land that used their dating system on their post marks on an every day basis.

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31 Jan 2023
01:02:51pm

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@Harvey

Interesting question.

After WW2 my folks moved us to a Quaker Town, but I just don't remember or recall anything from that time related to the Quaker, other than on Sunday's they still used the horse and buggy to go to church.

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31 Jan 2023
01:17:34pm

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I'll have to do some digging in my records, but that last check may have been written by my great, great, great uncle. I remember the name Benjamin showing up, and some of the family was in Pennsylvania.

Tom Lightfoot (Dollhaus).

P. S. Checked the files - false alarm. There was a Benjamin Lightfoot, but he was in Kentucky and was way too young to be involved.

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"Cathotel is right, there are some beautiful Canada revenue stamps "



Yup ....

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31 Jan 2023
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@Dollhaus

If you find out it was your great, great, great, uncle, and you'd like to have it, I'll send it to you!

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31 Jan 2023
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Thank you for sharing all of these lushly engraved checks!

Out of curiosity, I did an internet search to see if there are any vintage style checks available to purchase for personal use. Sadly, all that I found were incredibly blah. But wouldn't that be cool to write a check like those?

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31 Jan 2023
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R153's on somewhat of a fancy check. It's the lettering and back ground of the main lettering that I find fancy. By the way R153 is sort of rare usage.

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01 Feb 2023
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Bank check issued to purchase Revenue Tax Stamps!

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06 Feb 2023
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Reynolds founded W. F. Reynolds & Co. Banking firm in 1859 and this became one of the very largest private banking companies in the central part of the state. At his death in 1893 Reynolds left an estate of over $801,000.
There is a story about the small tower on the fourth floor of the bank. W.F. Reynolds could look out over the town and keep an eye on his competitor, The First National Bank which was locate diagonally from his bank. He could see if if a customer tried for a loan at The First National Bank before visiting Reynold's Bank.
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Here is an image of the bank today.

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Here is a check from The First National bank.

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Image of the buiding, it has law offices today.

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06 Feb 2023
09:26:01pm

re: Bank Check

I'm sure everyone (who pays attention) have noticed on bank checks sometimes the stamp it applied upside down.

I have my own opinion why this is, but how about everyone here, what do you think?

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06 Feb 2023
09:44:54pm

re: Bank Check

The teller is applying the stamp to the cheque which would be facing the owner of the cheque, i.e., the stamp would be upside down!! Sort of makes sense!!

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06 Feb 2023
11:46:56pm

re: Bank Check

Maybe to show the dislike of the tax.

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