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Scott Number: R162 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5320

Denomination/Type: 1/2c dark gray, rouletted 5.5

Estimated Retail Value: $ 100.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Other

Cancel Color: Magenta/Purple

Cancel Date: September 26, 1900

Cancel or Company Type: Insurance Company/Agent

Company: U.S. Casualty Co.

City: New York

State: NY

Very interesting item. This is the first solo usage of a half-cent documentary battleship revenue stamp that I have seen. It appears to be a promotional 1-month accident insurance policy. Very innovative marketing idea!

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