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Scott Number: R167 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5124

Denomination/Type: 5c lilac, rouletted 5.5

Estimated Retail Value: $ 750.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: July 01, 1898

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

Company: USPS

City: New Orleans

State: Louisiana

2c Trans-Mississippi (286) used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship Documentary Revenues on registered cover from New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland, New Orleans Jul. 1, 1898 registered datestamp, transited New York with registry label applied over 2c Trans-Mississippi, London registered handstamps, Edinburgh and New York backstamps. Most unusual use to pay the 8c registry fee plus double the 5c UPU rate. Despite the illegality of using revenue stamps as postage, this cover passed through both New Orleans and New York without complaint by postal clerks. Ex Dr. Heimburger.

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