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Scott Number: R155 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5365
Denomination/Type: 2c pink Washington, type III, blue large I.R. overprint, perf. 12
Estimated Retail Value: $ 350.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Circle
Cancel Color: Magenta/Purple
Cancel Date: August 20, 1898
Cancel or Company Type: Bank/Banker/Broker
U.S. revenue documents with both U.S. and non-U.S. revenue stamps affixed, paying multiple taxes throughout a chain of transactions are quite scarce. This example was taxed in England and then doubly taxed in the U.S. There is an extensive 2-page writeup of the document here and here.
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