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Jean-Claude

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Re: Meaning of Dual 2 Tax on letter ?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 04:57:46 AM »
Thank you Mark, I understand the "thru the lines" rule as I have several other examples in both Hidalgo and Maximilian but why applied twice and the two 2 appear different in shape ? Also does it mean taxed at 4; I supposed not as they had the 4 hand-stamp and the origin stamp was only 2. Any idea ?

Mark Banchik

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Re: Meaning of Dual 2 Tax on letter ?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 05:05:13 PM »
JC,


Both '2' markings appear to be the same. This is a wonderful example of a 'through the lines' cover from SLP to Saltillo during mid 1864. The recipient would be charged 2 reales on delivery in Saltillo as the prepaid 2 reales [Eagle stamp] would only cover the postage to the transfer point.


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Meaning of Dual 2 Tax on letter ?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 07:48:52 AM »
can anyone explain this dual 2 tax thru the lines ? Is this a tax of 4R ? The 2's are different in shape !