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Scott Number: R196 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3010
Denomination/Type: 1c rose, watermark 190, perf. 10
2020 Scott Catalog Value: $ 0.30
Estimated Retail Value: $ 75.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: September 09, 1927
Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity
Illegal use of a revenue, not as postage, but rather as a postage due stamp. The 1-cent Franklin was cancelled on September 8, 1927. You can see the penciled 'Due' notation peeking out from underneath the revenue stamp. Then the additional stamp was affixed and cancelled one day later. The rate for post cards was 1 cent up until April 15, 1925, 2 cents from then until June 30, 1928, at which point it reverted to 1 cent until 1952. It is speculated that this stamp was inadvertantly used due to its similar appearance to the 1-cent postage due stamp.
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