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Scott Number: R196 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5344
Denomination/Type: 1c rose, watermark 190, perf. 10
Estimated Retail Value: $ 75.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: December 08, 1914
Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity
Company: USPS, Mexican Post
Unusual 1914 illegal use cover, with a horizontal pair of 1-cent documentaries used as postage. It appears that the postal clerk misread 'Miss' in the address as 'Mex', and the cover was sent to Mexico where it ended up in a dead letter office. The affixed Mexican postal seal and the violet handstamps match. Violet handtamp reads 'Received in the Dead Letter Department without the corresponding stamp.'
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