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Scott Number: R228 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5149

Estimated Retail Value: $ 60.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle

Cancel Color: Black

Cancel Date: February 04, 1919

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

Company: Postal Express Service

Horizontal pair and a single of R228 used illegally as postage on a World War I armistice cover, with 3 strikes of a circular 'POSTAL EXPRESS SERVICE' cancel, along with a violet American Expeditionary Forces censor handstamp. Given that the return address matches the addressee, one must conclude that this is a philatelic handback cover. Still, a very interesting item regardless. Where would a U.S. soldier abroad have gotten the revenue stamps?

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