As many of you may know, we gave away a #89 (Congrats once again dutchman1948).
There was some question over the cancellation, I had mentioned it as a NYFM, and it was challenged that the stamp was issued "too early" for an NYFM cancel.
Well, that is true, IF it was used in the year (and couple thereafter) that it was bought.
I have today identified that it is however, NOT an NYFM cancel, but interestingly IS from the LBN era (which is roughly the same time that NYFM cancels were also prevalent.
Today I have identified the cancel as a GEN-38 whihc is a New Orleans cancel, from 1873, as identified by Cancellations and Killers of the Banknote Era 1870 - 1894 by James M. Cole. (I KNEW I had seen this one somewhere, and now know what I had originally had in my head it to be an NYFM. Close, so I yield to stamperix who made mention of it being "too early", so you were partly right, but did make me rethink and dig a bit deeper into the cancel's origin.
So to dutchman1948, there's a bit more about your stamp and it's cancellation.
I'm attaching the main photo of the stamp here:
And the Cancel Image from the reference here:
Edit: Just wanted to mention the I+ rating from Cole indicates this cancel is somewhat common (I) but sought after (+).
His scale is:
I - Common
II - Less Common
III - Scarce to Rare
+ indicates reasonable appeal and demand
- indicates less appeal and demand
No designation indicates neither favorable nor unfavorable