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Edison Electric Company Cancel On R175

 
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Posted 05/19/2015   10:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampmaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been trying for some time now to see if there was any connection between the "Edison Electric Company" and the "Edison Illuminating Company". Of course Edison is the key word here, but so far I'm unable to locate in my right and proper researching any connection.

My question to the members, do you have any good information that would provide information of a connection or not?

Now this is the only 1898 Series Revenue Stamp I've seen so far with the "Edison Electric Company" cancel, and this one as you can see is shop worn. Not any value here except for the cancel, at lease to me!

The stamp in addition to the printed/stamped blue/purple cancel also has the three slits. I've noticed over many years and thousands of the 1898 Revenue Series Stamps, mostly the commerce dollar face value (and others of the same series), that these three slits usually the majority of the time used in conjunction with stock transfer type of document/instrument(s), and also on the Memo of Stock Sales. But there is no set orientation for these slits!





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Posted 05/19/2015   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The slits are a cut cancel applied by a hinged device with the three knives at the top near the elbow joint. The way the cuts are oriented depends completely on how the stamp was applied and how the paper was oriented when they cut it since it was done by hand one document at a time. I was shown one about 35 years ago.
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Interesting, thank you.

Has it been your experience that this slits are always used in conjunction with stock transfers document/instrument(s) and Memos of Stock Sales?

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It was a documentary use cancel, by 1901 most other taxes had been repealed so stock transfer uses are abundant as they were around until 1902.
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Here's a link to check out:

http://edison.rutgers.edu/list.htm
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I forget to mention, the stamp in question was cancelled July 5, 1900!

1typesetter, thanks for the good information, I've had this stamp since Sept 2014, and tried many times to research this Company, but did not find the information you provided. Thanks for the good information.

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