The 10¢ embossed stamp is located at the left corner, not affected by a fold, overwritten. The note was written on reverse of the stamped sheet, so the stamp is reversed on the note side- see image. I suspect that this note was written on a piece from a larger taxed document which had been written on the side of the paper which would have shown the embossed stamp in its proper facing. Scarce, only 33 of the 10¢ GA are reported in the Combs catalog. The document is dated 1 Jan.
On rag content paper; age toned, very fine condition. The stamp is mildly affected by folds, overwritten, but has a tiny pin hole. The pin hole is common in the. Embossed stamps but I do not know its function. Also the stamp is located at the upper right corner of the document.
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).
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 to United States.