1863 Schuykill Haven Lehigh River RailRoad REVENUE stamp R36a STOCK CERTIFICATE. We are pleased to offer one capital stock certificate for the Schuykill Haven and Lehigh River Rail Road Company. The revenue stamp has written next to it in ink 4/65, and next to that (in pencil) R36a / 350.00 stamp. We assume this identifies the stamp itself and what “type” it is but are far from experts in this area. Please ask if you have questions. (Note: the scanner I’m using makes the penciled note look like ink – it is not – the “R36a/350 with note underneath” is in pencil) Schuykill Haven and Lehigh River Rail Road Company “Scrip for stock under REsolution of the Board, September 2d, 1862″ Signed by President Alex Derbyshire and Treasurer Joshua Ash (both struck through in ink) 1863 With 10 inter. Embossed stamp to the right of the reenue stamp (not affecting stamp). Issued to Ellin V Stevenson, 27 shares Beautiful vignette of a steam engine on a railroad. Measures approximately 8 3/4 by 7 inches. From wikipedia: The first revenue stamps in the United States were used briefly during colonial times, among the most notable usage involved the Stamp Act. Long after independence, the first revenue stamps printed by the United States government were issued in the midst of the American Civil War, prompted by the urgent need to raise revenue to pay for the great costs it incurred. Proprietary and Documentary stamps often bore these respective designations, while in several of the issues they shared the same designs, sometimes with minor variations. Beginning in 1862 the first revenue stamps were issued, and would continue to be used for another hundred years and more. For the first twelve years George Washington was the only subject featured on U. Revenue stamps In corporate law, a. (also known as certificate of stock or share certificate) is a legal document that certifies ownership of a specific number of shares of stock in a corporation. Keywords: d3 cz item#e25 ephemera paper collectible collectable old antique early vintage American imprint scripophily stock certificate ownership business PA Pennsylvania Northeast USA US United States train railroad. We package well so your items get there in good shape. All payments in US dollars. All items are non-returnable unless not as described. All items come from a non-smoking, no-pets business. Powered by SixBit’s eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Railroads”. The seller is “origins21″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Australia.