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Scott Number: RB27 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 3865
Denomination/Type: Proprietary: 2c violet brown, watermark 191R, rouletted 5-1/2
Estimated Retail Value: $ 50.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Other
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: March 31, 1899
Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity
Illegal use of 2-cent battleship proprietary revenue stamp as postage, with a great flag cancel. The proprietary battleships are considerably more scarce used as postage than the documentary battleships. Note that the revenue stamp had previously been canceled and used in November of 1898.
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