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Scott Number: R32c Collection Reference No. for Communications: 4398
Denomination/Type: 10c Bill of Lading, blue, perforated
2020 Scott Catalog Value (for a single stamp): $ 1.75
Estimated Retail Value: $ 200.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Boxed
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel Date: December 12, 1866
Cancel or Company Type: Railroad
Company: New York Central Railroad
City: New York
Returned proxy for election of directors, stamped with a 10-cent Bill of Lading, cancelled by a customized metallic device with a sharp 'E.D.W., December 12, 1866' in square frame belonging to proxy Edwin D. Worcester. Rare and unlisted in Tolman. The cancel's imprint left the presence of 'bite' or distortion on back of the document indicating the use of a relief typeface which 'impression-ties' the revenue stamp to the document. Virtually all other railroad cancellers were rubber stamped.
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