Anyone know what Scott number this is so I can learn more about it? Or have any information they can give me so I can educate myself? From a collection I acquired. I am a beginner stamp collector so I apologize if this seems like a rookie question.
There are two postal markings on the stamp. The black one cancels the stamp, while the red one is probably a "transit marking" indicating handling by a post office on the way to the letter's final destination. In this case the red marking was likely applied in London, since the main use of this 24-cent stamp was to pay the postage from the US to England.
Interesting Dudley and Philazilla. Thank you for the information. I will continue to research. Intriguing how stamps are so different! I am sure it is worth pennies but that is okay! I like this cancellation as it is different from other stamps I have.