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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

Company: USPS

City: Monrovia

State: CA

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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