4c Trans-Mississippi (287).
Cancelled by intricately carved Admiral Dewey fancy cancel
of East Clarendon Vt., small thin spot, Extremely Fine strike of this exceedingly rare cancel -- Admiral Dewey was born in Montpelier Vt., he served in the Civil War and also distinguished himself in the Spanish-American War where on April 30, 1898, over the course of six hours, he sunk or captured the entire Spanish Pacific fleet in Manila Bay -- our Sale 616 (lots 772 and 776) included a strike on cover with 2c 1898 dated Dec. 5, 1900, and another 4c Trans-Mississippi off cover, with 1995 P.F. certificate
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