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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

City: McKinney

State: Texas

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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