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Scott Number: R197 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4289

Denomination/Type: 2c rose, watermark 190, perf. 10

Estimated Retail Value: $ 100.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: September 11, 1916

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

Company: USPS

City: New York

State: NY

Illegal/improper use of revenue stamp as postage on cover. Addressed to Charles Evans Hughes, ex-Supreme Court Justice, staying at the Hotel Astor in New York City. Hughes had given up his seat on the Supreme Court earlier in the year to run for President of the United States. He would eventually be narrowly defeated by Woodrow Wilson.

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