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Scott Number: R162 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5324
Denomination/Type: 1/2c dark gray, rouletted 5.5
Estimated Retail Value: $ 30.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Date: May 16, 1901
Cancel or Company Type: Insurance Company/Agent
Company: Homer G. Gilmore
Half-cent battleship, along with 4-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, and 50-cent battleship documentaries, paying 89 & 1/2 cents tax on a 1901 contractors' employers liability policy issued by The Travelers Insurance Co in the amount of $188.84. Tax should have been 94 & 1/2 cents, so the missing stamp was presumably a 5-cent battleship.
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