On October 1, 1953 a service charge of 10 cents was initiated on any certificate obtained on or after October 1. The charge was increased to 20 cents on November 1, 1955. It would also seem that foriegners had more faith at this time in the U. Government than the private banking system as evidenced by the preponderance of usages. Many countries issues postal savings revenue stamps prior the the U.
In 1911 and as such it would appear that foreigners were to some extent more comftorable with this vehicle of savings. The certificate looks to have been fed through some sort of IBM machine with hole punches and top right clipped corner which other certificates are known to have. Please take a look at my other listings.
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Check out the other items I have for sale! Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.The item "SCOTT #1047 LIBERTY STAMP $20 POSTAL SAVINGS CERTIFICATE CONNECTICUT 1963" is in sale since Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "stampyboy" and is located in Marietta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.