The above are three standard types for Jackson MS. Below
are examples of manuscript alteration to old IP stamp.
Knoxville IP Stamp. It
is slightly smaller than a genuine IP stamps. Notice the
hypen between month & year. This is
contemporary stamp. This stamp was made and added to notes
by a collector during the late 20th Century who didn't own one
and thought it would make his note worth more. He is said
to have made a Little Rock Bogus IP Stamp too.
Montgomery IP stamp. It isn't
comtemporary. Notice it says
. The exact
reason this stamp exists isn't known, but we speculate it was
added during the Civil War Centennial in 1963 designating
interest was still being paid 100 years later. It is
nothing more than an interesting conversation piece.
Everything else related to the note it was found on was
New discorvery 2012 - Small 1864
5 fell out of the
stamp or it didn't ink correctly and was correct.
UnKnown Location IP Stamps
There are a lot of UnKnown IP Stamps. The
following are a representative sample of UnkIP.
LARGE TWO LINE : 1863, 1864, 1865/4 Manuscript 5 over 4.
Same Type Common
These are believed to be from Trans-Mississippi and very
possibly Texas. They are found quite often
with Houston and San Antonio issued notes, although a few
have been found on notes issued in Mississippi [AT] ie
Jackson, MS. I have never seen this IP associated with
any Eastern areas [AV].
We have now (January 2015) seen enough of
these IP associated with Places, "Other" Persons and
military Officers in the Transmississippi that there is no
doubt in our minds that they are a Texas Intrest Paid Stamp.
Some believe that San Antonio is most logical as that
was the main location for business between Mexico and the
Transmississippi Department. I am inclined to agree.
is manuscript 4
over standard 1863
LARGE TWO LINE : 1865 Only a few seen
This IP might be Army of Tennessee
area. Not enough specimens seen to make an educated
guess other than to assume it's not from the Army of VA
area. It's very near the same as the last examples and
it too could be a Trans-Miss IP.
Large One Line (Two Different Shown) : Look
almost the same but Numbers in Date are slightly
Tips of the "1" are different than next
example (enlarge image to see)
NEW to List 2010
New to Census - 2013 Order of Text is Reversed! RA
Most likely the
stamp was put together this way by accident and was
corrected for subsequent stampings.
LARGE ONE LINE with BARS : 1863 Several have now shown up
since people starte looking
This IP is
probably from some some location in the Southeast such as
inland from populated areas such as NC, SC, GA, AL and
perhaps MS. It is well made and was probably made for
use by a traveling agent. There is no way to know
exactly where it was used.
LARGE ONE LINE with BARS : 1864
(2) as of Feb. 2010
IP has just now been noticed. There could well be more
of them out there. It appears to be the same type
print as the 1863 above. I'm unsure if the 'type'
(size) is identical or not as the images are not the same
resolution but it appears to be. Bars are set closer
on this stamp.
Mixed Small Print & Medium size Date (MEDIUM in SIZE)
ONE LINE : 1863 Only a few seen
Origin unknown but probably SC or NC.
Found with Charleston Postal issued and between Raleigh,
NC 1864 & 1865 IP. Charlie Knupp TM26
believes this unknown Interest Paid stamp was used in and
around Wilmington, North Carolina. The font looks similar if
not exactly the same as the Wilmington January 1863 Issued
Stamp and the Henry Savage 1864 Interest Paid stamp (see above). After viewing a
number of Trains with both of those stamps as well as
sandwiched between a manuscript Issued Wilmington 1862 and a
Henry Savage Interest Paid 1864 I too believe this to be a
very logical assumption.
LARGE: Two Line:
This stamp is fairly common and
known for various varities.
This image shows you three (3) variety of
this stamp. The top example has the type set almost
completely straight and is incompletely inked. The
middle example has complete inking, but we begin to see the
"IN" in interest raised just a little bit above the
other letters. The last example shows us a drastic
shift in the type with "IN" raised even more so above
the rest of the letters.
These differences are due to the looseness of a
screw and/or the spacers that held this IP stamp
together. Primary area of usage is unknown at this
MEDIUM in Size TWO LINE 1864 :
I have only seen a few of these although as collectors look
for them a few more have shown up. There are likely
more than a couple die states for these Interest Paid
stamps. At top you see one that is almost
straight. The bottom example is drastically curved and
shows doubling likely from the looseness of the type in the
collar. (Very similar to the Large 2 line 1865 shown
MEDIUM TWO LINE : 1865 First of this type that I've
seen (Oct 2006)
This UnKnown IP was found on T41 with UnKnown 1863
manuscript Issued and Medium Two Line Curved 1864 of the
type shown above.
SMALL TWO LINE : 1863 Common
Seen with partial
round collar. Found on a wide range of notes issued from
Richmond and Montgomery, also with IP from AT areas like
Augusta & Savannah GA as well as Jackson & Columbus
MS. ONE stamp or one of several similar stamps is
unknown at this time. Origin most likely Richmond, VA
sent out with from Treasury dept.
ERROR Interest Paid is placed here for display. We
really didn't have another place to put it. Obviously
this was an accidental stamping on to the front of this 730
as at top but was stamped with BLUE ink.
This is only example currently
reported. (AS 2013)
Small TWO Line : 1864 Scarce!
Recent discovery - probably overlooked.
This stamp is definitely
SMALL TWO LINE Blue : 1863 Seldom seen
Origin believed to be Columbus, Miss. The ink is the
same color [lighter than
] as found on 1864 & 1865 IP's from
that location. Also, the small type is similar to the
1865 IP stamp from that city.
SMALL TWO LINE : 1865 Seldom seen
The one example I have is found with Montgomery Issued
roundel, Montgomery 1863 IP, 1 July 1863 and Medium 2 line
1864. This leads me to believe it's from South
East AV or Gulf Coast area AT.
Mixed: Small TWO LINE with Micro - Date:
Showing this new stamp with small 2 line for comparison
No one has ventured an opinion on how
scarce this IP is; but, only one I've seen!
MEDIUM TWO LINE : 1 JULY 1863
Stamped into the Montgomery Issued roundel, I
don't think there can be any question this IP was used
by that depository. 1863 interest was also paid at
Montgomery. I believe it is known on other issues
but those notes could have been brought to Montgomery
for interest payment.
There are an even greater number of manuscript IP
of known and unknown origin.
are just samples of the many that can be found. The only
known Stamp Odd-Date IP is shown above. There are a
number of Odd-Date IP at the end of these examples of
JANUARY 1ST, 1863 : Two Examples -
^ 1863 Manuscript
IP are seldom seen! >
^ Normal January 1st 1863; Less
Common 1 Jany 1863 >
v Another handwriting variety, ie JanY
< Interest Paid Up To..
January 1st 1863
JANUARY 1ST, 1864 : Common
"Interest paid To
Jany 1 '64" is handwriting of Edward
Cross who was Chief
Here's a manuscript 1st Jany 1864 that isn't so common.
It also has a NAME - Henry Savage, Depositary and a
PLACE - Wilmington, North Carolina.
reported example is shown. It has the first name spelled
out and Depositary spelled out. It is missing
"1st" before January stating simply January.(If you have
one of these please report it.)
This is a manuscript Columbia
that says Interest
Paid to January 1.1864. It is sandwiched between
Charleston (SC) 1863 and Columbia, SC 1865 IP stamps.
Columbia isn't a rare place by any stretch of the
imagination, but finding it manuscript is quite unusual in
my opinion and especially so for an Interest Paid
This is a Columbus Mississippi
Interest Paid to January
along with a Jan. 1st. 1865 Columbus, Miss stamp.
Very Scarce Interest Paid fully written out location.
This is a manuscript Richmond
with a set
of initials after the location. I don't recall
seeing a Richmond manuscript. Richmond stamps are
quite common but this manuscript sure isn't! I'm not
sure what initials are indicated. Looks like 3 and
could be ASW or RSW. I can't tell.
Here are two examples of an oddity.
Interest Paid to January 1, 1864 (Manuscript)
at Tallahassee (Florida) is under the 1864 Tallahassee IP
Stamp for 1864. The example at left is a T40 Train
and at right a T41 Hoer. The red ink is odd in
itself and seeing two of the same dated Interest Paid
stamped over the same statement handwritten is Very
Unusual. These two examples are all that have been
reported as of Feb 13, 2017. Crutch TM01
JANUARY 1ST, 1864 and 1865 : Fairly Common
JANUARY 1ST, 1865 : Common
Uncommon are these Blue Ink manuscript Interest Paid.
Here are two examples. One is either under or
over an 1865 Macon Georgia stamp. I believe the stamp
is over the handwritten IP and likely they were writing them
and someone found the stamp and started using it
overstamping one they had already written the IP statement
on. The first one says "Int Pd to Jany 1/65" and the
other says "Int paid to Jany 1 1865". There are
currently 3 pieces known of the example at left and one
known of example at right. Both varieties were
reported to me Jan 2013.
unusual Interest Paid combining manuscript with stamp.
First reported where Place was crossed out.
Whoever paid the interest in 1865 simply
wrote a 5 over the 3 on this Jackson (MS) 1863 stamp and
. This "5"
appears to be exactly like the 5 written in over 3 on an
"Issued January 1st 1865/3" recently added to this site.
That issued manuscript is found on the page showing
Date Only. The practice of writing a number over
another number is found on many of the Transmississippi
notes. Study of many of those notes (manuscript issued
place and/or person) leads us to believe the interest was
paid at San Antonio Texas. This stamp and other
mentioned came from a dealer in San Antonio Texas. RA
are Extremely Scarce!
This is now the 2nd earliest Reported Odd or
Non-Standard IP statement for the year 1862.
As you can see interest was paid a little over
two months prior to the note being Re-Issued at
Houston Texas on Feb 20th 1863. [AS
October 11th, 1862
This is now
the earliest reported
Interest Paid - October 11th 1862. This
note was issued June 26, 1862. Here we have
everything one could want to see on this T39 Train.
Interest was Paid and the number of days have
been calculated and then it was Reissued October
26th, 1862 (this image will be seen on the Person
page) and signed by James Sorley who was the
Depositary for Texas (also Collector Galveston).
What a wonderful note! [RA 1/27/13]
(This is a Civil Agent. For First Officer IP
see R.J. Hill March 1st, 1863)
December 8th, 1862
January 28th, 1863
This note was taken in for "dues"
(taxes &c) on Jan 28th 1863. Interest was
"allowed" even though it is mark "paid". The
note was then Re-Issued on February 19th 1863.
February 4th 1863
This is really a neat example of Odd Date Interest Paid.
This note was paid interest to and likely on
the specific day of February 4th 1863. It is now
the 2nd earliest Odd Date IP that I have recorded and
first for 1863 after the specific 1 Jan date. Most
likely the note and the interest were used to pay Taxes.
The note was then reissued from Houston on March
9th. Inteerest was again paid to 1 July 1863 and
finally 1 Jan 1864. There was no 1865 IP stamp on
The unknown IP below for 1 July and 1 January tend to
tie those two IP stamps to the Transmississippi.
We don't know where they were applied but likely
it was in or around Houston with only four months
between issuance and interest paid.
March 1st, 1863
R. J. Hill
July 1st, 1863 (see
stamp for same date)
This is the only example I'm aware of where an Acting
Quartermaster paid Interest on a 730 note. We have
proof that Quartermaster's (AQM &c) were defacto
employees of the Treasury Department in that they were
bonded and were put 'On Report' if they didn't file
their paperwork. If they didn't comply with
Treasury rules, they were removed from their office
(rank). Here we have a non standard Interest Paid
on March 1st 1863 by this military officer. Hill
was assigned to the 22nd Alabama Regiment and was
Bonded. His post was Knoxville TN in September of
1862 and according to records dated Feb 11th and March
4th, 1863, he was at Shelbyville, TN when interest was
paid on this 730 note. The note this endorsement
is found on is a T41. [RA]
This one is interesting as it has red issued
date of March 9, 1863, Interest Paid
(manuscript) July 1, 1863 and then two other
unknown 1 January for 1864 & 1865.
July 3rd, 1863
New addtions will be added as found. The
manuscripts are just to give you an idea of what is seen and
there are many different unknown manscript IP statements.
If you should find anything you think is different
with the stamps please contact Roger
Adamek so that your discovery can be added to this
listing. I probably won't add any more of the
manscript IP unless they are an Odd Date. Misc Interest Calculations:
- August 30th 1864
A few examples to show some Interest Calculations found on
730 Notes. Most are in pencil but a few are found in
Interest on 9 Notes
Up To 4
This calculation is
also an Odd Interest Paid Date
Unknown Small 1864 Interest
This stamp is Very Scarce!
Interest was Calculated in INK
from October 2nd, 1862 (Registry
Notice Corrections: You
don't count the day issued
1) Changed Oct from 30 to
29 days (2 to 31 is 29)
2) Total from 91 to 90
3) Plus + 365 is
4) 365 + 90 = 455 days at
2¢ per day = $9.10 (not shown)
May 3rd, 1864
This calculation has to be for
more than one note plus some additional time for
interest allowed on this specific note. The
numbers are days of the month from issuance date on
front of note through May 3rd. At first I found
myself off a day, but I went back and looked at the
Calendar for 1864 and found that February had 29 days.
These calculations are in Pencil
16 30 31 for Oct - Dec 1862
31 28 31 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 30
31 for Jan - Dec 1863
It also shows 124 (days to &
including) May 3rd '64
29 Feb (leap year)
(Here it means through or including)
124 Total Days
There had to be two notes with same
issuance date which gave a total of 884 (442 ea) and
then an additional 124 days was allowed to May 3, '64
giving an additional 124 days for one note = 1,008 days
x .02 cents = $20.16
When we only had one example we thought
this might have been a "unique" way of writing
"Interest Paid" &c; but, since a second example
has been discovered; the current consensus is that the
person holding the note wrote this statement and may
or may not have actually received the Interest that
was Due on the note.
This may have been either an interest paid or an
interest allowed showing the amount: $13.22.
This is Iron Gaul brown ink and is quite "unique". <
The interest notated as due, $3.38, is incorrect.
The note was issued (dated) June 30th 1862. This
is the reason we think an individual likely wrote this
notation. He simply figured 30 days for each month
and added 19 more days at 2¢ per day. So, Five (5)
months x 30 days = 150 @ 2
¢ = $3.00 + .19 x 2
= .38 for a total of $3.38.
This is still an extremely Scarce
notation in that it is only the 2nd one discovered since
we started this site that says Interest
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