Monday, April 9, 2012

American Express Cancel on a R175 $5 Documentary

MAR  22  1900

David Thompson sends in this scan of an R175 with an American Express cancel.  AMEX cancels are common as printed or handstamped cancels on the 1 cent documentary; an AMEX cancel on a dollar value is seldom seen.

What business did AMEX have in using a $5 documentary stamp?  I can't imagine its use to pay for 500 entries in a shipping ledger.  If you have an answer, and especially if you have seen a dollar value documentary stamp on an AMEX document, please write to

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