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Scott Number: R53a Collection Reference No. for Communications: 699
Denomination/Type: 40c Inland Exchange, brown, imperforate
Because this is a counterfeit/forgery, the catalog value does not apply. However, it may have value as a reference item.
Estimated Retail Value: $ 20.00 What is this?
Cancel Method: Handstamped - Oval
Cancel Color: Black
Cancel or Company Type: Railroad
Company: New York Central Railroad Co.
Actually it isn't a real R53a. It's most likely a margin copy of R53b that has been trimmed down in an attempt to fake an R53a. Nice try.
If you have any information or comments about this cancel or stamp, please email me.