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Scott Number: RB27 Collection Reference No. for Communications: 5668

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

Estimated Retail Value: $ 30.00 What is this?

Cancel Method: Handstamped - Other

Cancel Date: July 25, 1898

Cancel or Company Type: Law firm or Federal, State, or Local Government Entity

Company: USPS

City: St. Louis

State: Missouri

Improper use of proprietary battleship revenue as postage on an in-period cover. WHile the cover itself is nondescript, the proprietary battleships are seen improperly used far less frequently than their documentary counterparts.

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