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Scott Number: R164 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5451
Denomination/Type: 2c carmine rose, rouletted 5.5
Estimated Retail Value: $ 25.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Other
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: March 25, 1899
Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity
2-cent battleship documentary used illegally as postage on an 1899 cover addressed to the Risdon Iron Works in San Francisco, caught and held for postage. It appears that there may have been a postage stamp affixed over the auxiliary markings, but got lost somewhere along the way.
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