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Scott Number: R112c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 2797
Denomination/Type: 25c blue and black, privately perforated, sewing machine perfs
2023 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 160.00
Estimated Retail Value: $ 350.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Oval
Cancel Color: Blue
Cancel Date: September 30, 1872
Cancel or Company Type: Railroad
Company: New Jersey Midland Railway Co.
State: New Jersey
Cox Railroad Stock/Bond Catalog Number: NEW-233-S-50
Cox Railroad Stock/Bond Catalog Value: $75-$100
Sewing machine perfs are exceptionally rare on document. This stamp appears to have been re-used. The September 30 cancel is tied to the document and matches the date of the document, but there is an earlier handstamp cancel on the stamp NOT tied to the document. I've seen many other examples of this stock certificate, and many of them seem to have this doubly-canceled anomaly.
If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.