Darned First Amendment.
Q/ Is it amazing how many philatelic items bear political messages or, considering how much mail has been sent in the USA over the centuries, how *little* mail bears a political message? Is this another Goldilocks Conundrum?http://goscf.com/t/6603
... another example: the NOCPLA 'tax' protest stamps
Addressing the Sam Hill'd revenue stamp (above), is it a cancel (applied by a clerk when the stamp was used to pay a fee) or is it a scribble (applied by a person in an idle moment, and disqualifying the use of the stamp to pay a fee)?
If it was a scribble, then we can imagine that there was a block/strip of stamps, and a more complete sentence was written across the group and that, for some reason, the group was severed. Might have been an 'each one gets one' amongst friends, to memorialize the moment or, more likely, a young collector who wanted to keep one & trade the others.
Q/ Say, Rev, do you have other examples of words penned on revenues as part of a cancel?