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Scott Number: R164 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4149

Denomination/Type: 2c carmine rose, rouletted 5.5

Estimated Retail Value: $ 40.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Other

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: August 05, 1904

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

Company: USPS

City: Portage

State: WI

Attempted illegal/improper use of 2-cent battleship documentary revenue stamp on postage on an ornate pre-addressed advertising envelope. Letter was initially canceled on August 5, but conceivably held, and then 5 days later postage was affixed and the letter sent on its way.

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