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Scott Number: R162 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5208
Denomination/Type: 1/2c dark gray, rouletted 5.5
Estimated Retail Value: $ 50.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Multiple Line
Cancel Color: Magenta/Purple
Cancel Date: May 30, 1901
Cancel or Company Type: Insurance Company/Agent
Company: B. G. Vasen, Real Estate and Insurance
1/2-cent gray battleship revenue, along with a 1-cent battleship, paying 1.5 cents tax on an insurance policy from 'The Insurance Company of the State of Illinois'. Fractional cent rates are fairly uncommon.
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