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Scott Number: R155 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5475

Denomination/Type: 2c pink Washington, type III, blue large I.R. overprint, perf. 12

Estimated Retail Value: $ 250.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Manuscript

Cancel Date: July 01, 1898

Cancel or Company Type: Insurance Company/Agent

Company: Caledonian Insurance Co.

City: New York

State: NY

Very attractive first day of tax usage on an insurance policy. The correct tax for the transaction was 28.5 cents, so this overpaid the tax by a half cent, thus corroborrating the shortage of half-cent battleship documentaries at the beginning of the tax period. Large-format first-day documents are quite scarce.

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