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Scott Number: RB21 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5474

Denomination/Type: 1/4c brown, watermark 191R, rouletted 5-1/2

Estimated Retail Value: $ 60.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: March 17, 1899

Cancel or Company Type: Insurance Company/Agent

Company: Hartford Fire Insurance Co.

City: Hartford

State: CT

Horizontal pair of quarter-cent proprietary battleships, used improperly to make the half-cent component of a 2.5-cent rate on a fire insurance policy. Despite Hartford being a fairly large company, they must have run out of the half-cent documentary battleships.

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