CSCRR Fare Token
The 2 cent stamp on this check paid the tax due on all bank checks regardless of the value of the check. I don't suppose too many checks were written for 2 cents.
The California Street Cable Railroad was the creation of Leland Stanford and partners and was formed in 1876. As you might expect, the first line ran along California Street.
For more information on the CSCRR, see: http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/co-california-st.html
This is the first stamp I've used that is not from Henry Tolman's 2 cent documentary calendar.