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United States/Covers & Postmarks : USA #71 used w/red 'd' then a standard black cancellation

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Mixli
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27 May 2019
10:48:54pm
Was wondering if anyone knew anything about the attached stamp picture? It has a red 'd' on the stamp and then later a standard black cancellation. I guess I can't upload the picture.

So if anyone knows about US stamps circa 1861-2 that would have a red 'd' stamped on it, I would be grateful.
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michael78651
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27 May 2019
10:57:35pm
re: USA #71 used w/red 'd' then a standard black cancellation

The most common reason for an image not uploading to the Stamporama server is because the size of the image is too large. Make sure that the image is no larger than 1400 by 1230 pixels.

Edit your image, and give it another try. You have me curious as to what it looks like.

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Mixli
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10 Jun 2019
03:55:32pm
re: USA #71 used w/red 'd' then a standard black cancellation

Image Not FoundWas wondering if anyone knew anything about the attached stamp picture? It has a red 'd' on the stamp and then later a standard black cancellation.

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10 Jun 2019
05:15:03pm
re: USA #71 used w/red 'd' then a standard black cancellation

I would assume it is part of a red ‘Paid’ straight line cancel. High denomination stamps like this were typically used on foreign covers and would receive multiple cancels; many travelled through the New York Foreign Mail office. Virtually no high denomination stamps would ever get missed by a cancel since this stamp would be worth $10 (in today’s dollars accounting for inflation). It is common for higher denomination foreign mail stamps to carry more than one cancel.

Although I agree it looks like it, be very cautious about making the assumption that the black is over the red. The ‘over/under’ is incredibly difficult to detect by eye and typically needs analysis by a VSC machine to determine which cancel is on top. Under/over cancels like these can truly be optical illusions.
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