This example was part of a group of five perforated 3c Washingtons that I picked up on eBay
for $12.10 (including shipping)
So, about $2 each.
It just happens to have a Rarity 7 Railroad cancel on it.
It shows a good portion of the "N.(ew) H(aven) & BELLOWS FALLS R.R" CDS.
Remele (N4-A) says that he has seen the "N.H" & the "R.R." with and without a period after the first letter of each abbreviation, but he has never seen one with a period after the "H" or after the second "R" of "R.R". He also indicates that this is one of "very few railroad postmarks in which two sizes of capitals were used."
"FALLS" has slightly smaller lettering than the balance of the cancel.
I would call this a 3-margin stamp, but that bottom margin is only in slightly - it doesn't effect the lettering - so it is a pretty nice example.
The left frame line is stronger than the right frame line. And it appears to stop at the top of the design (on the left side)
This would either be a top row #26 or #26A - or a #26A. I see no indication of color from a stamp above this one on the sheet.
If it is a top row stamp, that would mean that it is an A-relief design, which would have been the damaged transfer showing up just above the lower left rosette. If it is indeed a damaged relief, it has been repaired wonderfully.
I'd like to think that it is not from the damaged transfer, that it is not a top row stamp, and that I purchased a fairly well centered #26A with a Rarity 7 Railroad Cancel for $2.
Simpson's listing of the cancel included here.
Experts, I am interested in your thoughts on this one. #26? #26A?