The stamp appears on a small 7.5 in. Sheet attached as an allonge to the top of an exemplification. There are NO examples of the 75¢ used on an exemplification recorded in the Comb's catalog; this may be unique.The document is dated March 1802 in Pennsylvania, court document exemplified consists of a sheet of size 8 in. On laid rag content paper; age toned, tiny edge nicks at end of folds, tiny holes or slits at intersection of folds, large tear at middle right edge, small hole at top edge. The 75¢ embossed stamp is located at the upper left corner of the attached sheet, is mildly affected by a fold, is overwritten. The certificate of exemplification is signed and sealed by Ephraim Douglass, a Revolutionary War secret agent among other things, see below. Ephraim Douglass was a carpenter, trader and eventually a soldier in the Revolutionary War. In 1769, he was employed in a variety of occupations at.
Including carpenter, blacksmith, and clerk. Douglass spoke several American Indian dialects and in 1771 began trading with local tribes. Later that year, he established a business with Devereaux Smith that included trading outposts in the Indian Territory surrounding. The partners opened another store in.In 1776, where a fort was under construction. Later that year, Douglass joined the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment at. In January of 1777, he marched across. With the regiment to join the Continental Army in Amboy. Leaving his business in the care of his brother, Joseph. Douglass became aide-de-camp to Major General Benjamin Lincoln, but was captured by British forces just four months after leaving. He spent three years as a prisoner of war, rejoining the Continental Army in 1780. In 1783, Douglass was called upon to act as a peace emissary on behalf of the. He traveled to Forts Detroit and. To meet with American Indian leaders, but failed to reach any formal agreements. After returning to civilian life, Douglass settled in. Where he held several public offices. He was later appointed brigadier general of the.
Militia and fought in the Whiskey Rebellion. Ephraim Douglass died on July 17, 1833. For detailed descriptions of the die types, die, paper, and usage varieties, and quantities reported see the catalogs authored by W.Combs in the 1990's. Rarity scale: (NOTE: Even a "common" embossed revenue stamp is uncommon when compared to most other stamps).
Over 100 known, common i. Commonly found in embossed revenue collections, often found in revenue dealer's lists/auctions. 50 - 100 known, uncommon (not always available short-term in revenue dealer's lists/auctions). 31-50 known, scarce (there may be more RM collectors than available items, seldom available from dealers).
13-30 known, rare (likely only available when a collection is broken up). 1-4 known, extremely rare (as above only more so).1 known, may be referred to as "possibly unique" (until a second one is found). This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Back of Book\Revenues". The seller is "infladiana" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.