Just received this beauty (30A) for Father's Day from my sons.
The cancellation on the front appears to be Oct 7th from Los Angeles, CA. On the back, it is marked "48a."
This led me to look for 48a in the Scott Catalogue. Of course, there are no listings for 48-54. 55-62 were once listed, but were later designated as Essays. Did something similar happen for 48-54? Was it some perceived paper variety or something that ceased later to exist?
I gave google and the forum a search (not exhaustive) and the best I could do was in this article from the Tidewater Virginia Stamp Club (p. 10):http://www.tidewatervirginiastamp.c...20States.pdf
This author is unaware of any stamps having ever been designated with Scott number 48-54; if these numbers were used, they were delisted in the distant past.
Any help either correcting my reading of the cancelation of the front, or aid in interpreting the number on the back would be greatly appreciated.
edited to add 30A to text, as topic heading autocorrects to lower case a.