Should the "50" look printed over the cancel? Purchased on eBay and was delivered end of last week. Deal NYStamps says it looks right to them (will refund) but does not make sense to me but I'm not certain and would hope NY Stamps would know something that I'm not sure?
I am always puzzled why anybody deals with NYStamps. They buy bulk lots at auction and list everything as it comes out of the pile. Nothing is checked for accuracy. They could care less until they get caught. One of the SCF experts can speak to this stamp. I am speaking in general terms. NYStamps = Run
You need to research NYStamps very carefully. Throw all of your assumptions out the Stamp Den window. Read their bottom line stamp description notice and assume the worse. What NYStamps knows can hurt you.
I just checked an example I recently purchased. The high-resolution flatbed scan (shown first) makes it look like the overprint is on top of the cancel, and even under a 12.5x loupe it looks that way.
So I pulled out the USB microscope and you can see the violet ink crossing over the black so the cancel came second. It's hard to tell with black ink sometimes, since it obscures both things under and on top of it.
You'll likely need to click on the images to view them at actual size.