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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
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!
If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.