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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: New York
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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