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Census of 30c Ultramarine & Carmine, Center Inverted (Scott 121b)
47 Census Records

121b-UNC-01

121b-UNC-01
Fault

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum), slightly toned, small thin spot and corner margin creasing partially strengthened
Provenance:
  • 1920’s-30’s Sold to Col. Edward H. R. Green
  • 1943 May 26 Green sale, Part 8, Harmer Rooke, lot 262, $1,600
  • c. 1990’s Sold to Frank E. Joseph, Jr., a Cleveland attorney and collector
  • 2002 Feb. 27 Siegel Sale 843, lot 1149, $75,000 hammer, to private collector (now deceased)
  • The David Wingate Collection, Siegel Sale 1180, 4/11/2018, lot 180
Certificates:
  • PFC 66364 (1978) "Genuine, slightly toned with flags inverted, a small thin spot and corner margin creasing partially strengthened"
  • PFC 382812 (2002) “Genuine, slightly toned, with a small thin spot and strengthened corner creases at bottom right” (2002)
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121b-UNC-02

121b-UNC-02
Sound

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum)
Provenance:
  • 1972 May 31 Col. Stillwell collection, sold by order of U.S. Trust Co., Siegel Sale 413, lot 126, $30,000
  • 1975 Mar. 25 Siegel 1975 Rarities of the World, Sale 468, lot 103, $32,500
  • 2014 June 26 Siegel 2014 Rarities of the World, Sale 1075, lot 1111, $290,000 hammer
  • 2016 April 7 Hanover Collection, Siegel Sale 1122, lot 72, $270,000 hammer
Certificates:
  • PFC 519228 “Genuine, unused”
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121b-UNC-03

121b-UNC-03
Fault

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum)
  • Tiny wrinkling at top left corner
Provenance:
  • c. 1900-16 Sold to Arthur Hind (possibly the Sir William B. Avery copy discovered by Charles J. Phillips; the Avery collection was sold privately in 1909)
  • 1933 Nov. 20 Hind sale, Phillips-Kennett, lot 399, $2,500 to Scott Stamp & Co. (either as agent for or later sold to Philip H. Ward Jr.)
  • 1940’s-1963 Retained by Ward for his personal collection of Inverts until his death on 8/23/1963
  • 1963 Ward stock and personal collection acquired by Weills for $1.1 million
  • 1964 Sold to Benjamin D. Phillips for $9,400 by Weills (Phillips bought a large number of items from the Ward collection)
  • 1968 Oct. Phillips collection sold privately to Weills for $4.07 million
  • 1970 Mar. 24 Siegel 1970 Rarities of the World, Sale 371, lot 86, $32,000, reported sold to a Texas collector
  • 1979 Reported sold to Weills by Texas collector
  • 1981 Apr. 29 Siegel 1981 Rarities of the World, Sale 579, lot 173, $125,000
  • 1987 Sold to Ryohei Ishikawa in private transaction brokered by Harvey R. Warm (source unknown)
  • 1993 Sep. 29 Ishikawa sale, Christie’s NY, lot 742, $105,000 hammer to William H. Gross (Charles and Tracy Shreve as agents)
Certificates:
  • PFC 276522 “Genuine with light wrinkling at bottom left center” (1993)
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121b-UNC-04

121b-UNC-04
Sound

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum)
Provenance:
  • 1923 Jun. 13 Ferrary sale, Gilbert Sale 7, lot 256, $5,745
  • 1920’s-30’s Sold to Col. Edward H. R. Green
  • 1944 Nov. 13 Green sale, Part 17, Harmer Rooke, lot 38, $2,000
  • 1954 Feb. 11 John A. Fox sale, $4,900
  • 1960 Oct. 17 H. R. Harmer sale, lot 130, $6,000
Certificates:
  • PFC 558549 (2019) "Genuine, unused, no gum"
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121b-UNC-05

121b-UNC-05
Fault

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum)
  • Defective (filled thin) and reperforated at left
Provenance:
  • c. 1950’s (?) Acquired by Herbert Houghton “Hoky” Phillips Jr., a Texas relative of Benjamin D. Phillips and Weill client
  • c. 1985 H. Houghton Phillips collection sold to Weills
  • 1987 Sold to Ryohei Ishikawa in private transaction brokered by Harvey R. Warm and Scott R. Trepel (purchased from Weills)
  • 1987 Sold by Ishikawa through Warm after upgrading with 121b-UNC-03
  • 1992 Oct. 3 Siegel 1992 Rarities of the World, Sale 745, lot 571, unsold
  • c. 1998-2002 Sold to a private collector
Certificates:
  • PFC 29687 Issued to Raymond H. Weill Co., “defective, reperforated at left” (1969)
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121b-UNC-06

121b-UNC-06
Fault

Notes:
  • Unused (no gum)
  • Pulled perf at bottom, faint staining mostly on reverse
Provenance:
  • c. 1920’s Sold to Philip H. Ward Jr.
  • c. 1924-26 Sold to Wharton Sinkler by Ward (first round of collecting)
  • c. 1926 Jan.4 Advertised for sale by Ward as part of Sinkler collection
  • c. 1940’s Sold to Metta Heathcote (d. 1965)
  • c. 1960 Sold to Capt. Barrett G. Hindes (d. 1964)
  • 1968 Jan. 23 Hindes sale, H. R. Harmer, lot 240, $13,500 to Weills
  • c. 1968-73 Sold to Charles A. Schafer (by Weills?)
  • 1974 Feb. 1 Schafer sale, D. F. Kelleher, Sale 518, lot 2233 (with 119b- UNC-02 and 120b-UNC-02), $100,000 for set to “Newport”
  • 1974-2008 With “Newport” collector and his estate heir
  • 2008 Feb. 9 “Newport” sale, Philip Weiss, $220,000 plus 13% to private collector
  • 2015 June 25 Siegel 2015 Rarities of the World, Sale 1106, lot 3116, $260,000 hammer
Certificates:
  • PFC 26534 “Genuine unused with faint staining” (1968)
  • PFC 458210 “Genuine, with a pulled perforation at bottom and staining mostly on reverse” (2007)
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121b-POG-07

121b-POG-07
Sound

Notes:
    Provenance:
    • c. 1892-1903 Possibly owned by Frederick W. Ayer
    • c. 1903-04 Sold to George H. Worthington for $1,200, possibly from Ayer collection through Warren H. Colson
    • 1917 Aug. 21 Worthington sale, J. C. Morgenthau, lot 480, $3,550, to John A. Klemann, Nassau Stamp Co.
    • 1917-1990 Whereabouts during this period unknown
    • 1949 Williams’ Stamps of Fame reports “A superbly centered specimen with part gum is in Mr. Ward’s own collection” but
    • this might be in error (Ward’s copy is 121b-UNC-03)
    • 1990 Consigned to Christie’s NY by descendants of deceased collector, certified by PF
    • 1991 Mar. 12 Christie’s NY, lot 288, $155,000 hammer to Columbian Stamp Co. (Hagendorf), on behalf of private collector
    • c. 1996 Sold to Steven C. Walske (Lafayette) by Hagendorf
    • 2003 May 2 Walske (Lafayette) sale, Matthew Bennett Inc., lot 1333, $250,000 hammer to Hagendorf for inventory
    • c. 2004 Sold to Maryland collector by Hagendorf
    • 2006 Sold by Maryland collector’s estate to Jay Parrino for “Beverly Hills” through Siegel Auction Galleries and Hagendorf
    • 2013 Oct. 9 "Beverly Hills" Collection, RAS Sale 1052, lot 2, $600,000 hammer
    Certificates:
    • PFC 232679 “Genuine, with traces of gum”
    • PFC 515167 “Genuine, traces of original gum” (VF-XF 85)
    • PSE 1089835 VF-XF 85 traces of gum
    • PSE 1270179 “genuine unused, small part original gum” (VF-XF 85)
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    121b-CAN-01

    121b-CAN-01
    Fault

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-WS-01
    • Cork cancel and part of blue Calais transit cds (illegible date)
    Provenance:
    • RAS 1974 Rarities, lot 80
    • RAS 1997 Rarities, lot 158
    • Eubanks Collection, RAS Sale 1004, 3/1/2011, lot 187 - $55,000 hammer
    Certificates:
    • PFC 45163 “Genuine, slight corner crease, portion added at top right”
    • PFC 317651 “Genuine, small corner crease top left and small repair top right”
    • PFC 493606 “Genuine, small margin repair upper right”
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    121b-CAN-02

    121b-CAN-02
    Fault

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-WS-02
    • Cork cancel
    Provenance:
    • Ishikawa, CRL 09/29/1993, lot 745 “negligible shallow thin”
    Certificates:
    • PFC 55684
    • PFC 276497 “Genuine, small thin spot top right”
    • PFC 519111 "Genuine, small thin spot at top right"
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    121b-CAN-03

    121b-CAN-03
    Fault

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-WS-03
    • Cork cancel (NYC)
    Provenance:
    • C. A. Brown Collection, Harmer, Rooke New York sale, 06/26/1941, lot 95
    • Siegel Sale 1192, 11/14/2018, lot 220
    Certificates:
    • PFC 554666 (2018) “Genuine, with a slightly short perforation at lower left”
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    121b-CAN-04

    121b-CAN-04
    Sound

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-WS-04
    • Cork cancel (four “V”s) and part red marking
    Provenance:
    • Wolffers sale
    • Perry Hansen Collection, RAS Sale 963, 10/28/2008, lot 705 - $155,000 hammer
    • RAS 2012 Rarities, Sale 1025, 6/26/2012, lot 150 - $70,000 hammer
    Certificates:
    • PFC 67191
    • PFC 422152 “Genuine with black and red cancels”
    • 2012 PSE certificate graded F70
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    121b-CAN-05

    121b-CAN-05
    Sound

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-WS-05
    • Cork cancel (NYC)
    Provenance:
    • West, Ward 04/26/1946
    • Picher, Ward 10/1946
    • RAS 1966 Rarities, lot 72
    Certificates:
    • No PFC
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    121b-CAN-06

    121b-CAN-06
    Fault

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-C-06
    • Cork cancel
    Provenance:
    • Caspary, HRH 11/19/1956, lot 418 “trace of thinning in grill”
    • RAS 1982 Rarities
    • RAS 1991 Rarities, lot 476 “couple tiny internal cuts”
    • Lafayette, MBA 05/02/2003 “two tiny internal cuts”
    Certificates:
    • PFC 109494 “Genuine, tiny internal cuts”
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    121b-CAN-07

    121b-CAN-07
    Fault

    Notes:
    • formerly 121b-CAN-C-07
    • Circle of wedges cancel
    • Perf partly clipped at right, small tear at left
    Provenance:
    • Ex Herst, Klep,
    • Wunsch, RAS Sale 530
    Certificates:
    • PFC 69000 “Genuine, small tear at left”
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    121b-CAN-08

    121b-CAN-08
    Fault

    Notes:
      Provenance:
      • Lake Shore, RAS 12/17/2004 “two light horizontal creases and small margin repair at left”
      Certificates:
      • PFC 12170
      • PFC 69000 “Genuine, small tear at left”
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      121b-CAN-09

      121b-CAN-09
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-09
      • Cork cancel
      Provenance:
      • Laurence & Stryker sale, 05/07/1948, lot 903
      • Curtis Collection, RAS Sale 1084, 11/5/2014, lot 3349 " few small thin spots (one breaks thru grill point)"
      Certificates:
      • PFC 272528 “Genuine, small thins”
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      121b-CAN-10

      121b-CAN-10
      Sound

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-10
      • Circle of “V”s cancel
      Provenance:
      • RAS 1980 Rarities
      • Zoellner, RAS 10/08/1998, lot 300
      Certificates:
      • PFC 61643 “Genuine”
      • PFC 229332 “Genuine”
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      121b-CAN-11

      121b-CAN-11
      Sound

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-11
      • Cork, part red NY transit
      Provenance:
      • “Country Gentleman”, RAS 11/29/1982
      • RAS 09/21/1983
      • Natalee Grace Collection, RAS Sale 1027, 09/19/2012, lot 18 - $90,000 hammer
      Certificates:
      • PFC 306 “Genuine”
      • PFC 388301 “Genuine”
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      121b-CAN-12

      121b-CAN-12
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-12
      • Cork cancel
      Provenance:
      • RAS 03/23/1977
      Certificates:
      • PFC 293614 “Genuine, small corner creases and small tears”
      • PFC 259651 “Genuine, two small tears, one at left, one at bottom”
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      121b-CAN-13

      121b-CAN-13
      Sound

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-13
      • Circle of “V”s
      Provenance:
      • Newbury Collection, RAS 10/17/1961
      • Engel Collection, Corinphila 1975
      • Concord Collection, RAS 05/19/1994
      • Twigg-Smith Collection, RAS Sale 835, 4/10/2001, lot 239
      • Robert Hall Collection, RAS Sale 1096, 4/28/2015, lot 239
      Certificates:
      • PFC 14917 “Genuine”
      • PFC 239070 “Genuine”
      • PFC 528196 "Genuine" (graded XF 90 XQ)
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      121b-CAN-14

      121b-CAN-14
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-14
      • Circle of “V”s
      Provenance:
      • Col. Green, HR 03/25/1946
      • “Ambassador”, RAS 04/27/1966
      • Coulter, RAS 05/12/2006 “tiny faint corner margin creases at top left and bottom left”
      Certificates:
      • PFC 11012 “Genuine”
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      121b-CAN-15

      121b-CAN-15
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-C-15
      • Red cork cancel
      Provenance:
      • RAS 1986 Rarities “single nibbed perf at top, few slightly blunted perfs at right and minute pinhole”
      Certificates:
      • No PFC
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      121b-CAN-16

      121b-CAN-16
      Sound

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-16
      • Circle of wedges cancel
      Provenance:
      • Stolow sale, 06/06/1983
      • RAS Sale 1150, 3/1/2017, lot 736
      Certificates:
      • PFC 115791 “Genuine”
      • PFC 396043 “Genuine”
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      121b-CAN-17

      121b-CAN-17
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-17
      • Circle of eight wedges
      • Flagpole point at left into perforations
      Provenance:
      • Isleham, RAS 05/25/1986
      Certificates:
      • PFC 163512 “Genuine, creasing, small tears and perfs as shown in the photo”
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      121b-CAN-18

      121b-CAN-18
      Sound

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-18
      • Circle of eight wedges
      Provenance:
      • Crocker
      • Moody
      • RAS 1969 Rarities, lot 95
      • RAS 2004 Rarities, lot 373
      • Hoffman, RAS 05/08/2008, lot 123
      Certificates:
      • PFC 30527 “Genuine”
      • PFC 415212 “Genuine”
      • PFC 465487 “Genuine”
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      121b-CAN-19

      121b-CAN-19
      Sound

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-19
      • Circle of eight wedges
      Provenance:
      • Ex Picher
      • RAS 1987 Rarities, lot 233
      • Don David Price Collection, RAS Sale 1118, 3/15/2016, lot 128
      Certificates:
      • PFC 380 “Genuine”
      • PFC 449 “Genuine”
      • PFC 29688 “Genuine”
      • PFC 225854 “Genuine”
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      121b-CAN-20

      121b-CAN-20
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-20
      • Circle of “V”s cancel
      Provenance:
      • Eno Collection, RAS 06/12/1980, lot 879
      Certificates:
      • PFC 509325 “Genuine, repaired on the left side of the shield and along a few perfs at lower left, tiny sealed tear at bottom”
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      121b-CAN-21

      121b-CAN-21
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-21
      • Circle of eight wedges cancel
      • Flagpole point at left touches perfs
      Provenance:
      • Ex Klein sale, 1930
      Certificates:
      • PFC 43574 “Genuine, small tear at bottom, small margin defect”
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      121b-CAN-22

      121b-CAN-22
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-22
      • Circle of “V”s cancel
      • Flagpole point into left perfs
      Provenance:
      • Hessel
      Certificates:
      • PFC 59554 “reperforated at left”
      • PFC 220626 “Genuine, left side perfs extensively improved”
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      121b-CAN-23

      121b-CAN-23
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-23
      • Circle of “V”s cancel
      Provenance:
      • Grunin Collection
      • Sheriff Collection, RAS 12/11/1985
      • RAS 1989 Rarities “tiny corner perf crease”
      • Heimburger Collection, RAS Sale 1054, 10/10/2013, lot 464 "small corner creases at top" - $52,500 hammer
      Certificates:
      • PFC 49398 “Genuine, small corner margin crease”
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      121b-CAN-24

      121b-CAN-24
      Fault

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-24
      • Circle of wedges cancel
      Provenance:
      • Fifield 03/30/1948, lot 427 “reperforated and repaired”
      Certificates:
      • PFC 329165 “Genuine, thin spot, small repairs, reperfed at left and bottom”
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      121b-CAN-25

      121b-CAN-25
      Unknown

      Notes:
      • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-25
      • Circle of wedges cancel
      • No further details
      Provenance:
      • Recorded only from 1942 Spencer Anderson advertisement
      Certificates:
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        121b-CAN-26

        121b-CAN-26
        Fault

        Notes:
        • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-26
        Provenance:
          Certificates:
          • PFC 490786 “Genuine, small repair at top in area of the fourth and fifth perf over from the right”
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          121b-CAN-27

          121b-CAN-27
          Fault

          Notes:
          • formerly 121b-CAN-CW-27
          Provenance:
            Certificates:
            • PFC 273574 “Genuine, small corner crease bottom right and light toning spots”
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            121b-CAN-28

            121b-CAN-28
            Fault

            Notes:
            • formerly 121b-CAN-NC-26
            • Red “leaf” cancel
            Provenance:
            • Colonel Edward H.R. Green Collection
            • RAS 07/22/1981
            • Jonathan Rose Collection, RAS Sale 794, 9/27/1997, lot 636"inconsequential corner crease at top left and corner perf crease at bottom left" - $61,000 hammer
            • Kirke Collection, RAS Sale 1032, 10/23/2012 “inconsequential corner crease at top left” - $75,000 hammer
            Certificates:
            • PFC 101593 “Genuine, faint corner crease”
            • PFC 320088 “Genuine, faint corner creases”
            • 2012 PSE cert. (F-70)
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            121b-CAN-29

            121b-CAN-29
            Fault

            Notes:
            • formerly 121b-CAN-NC-27
            • Red “leaf” cancel
            Provenance:
            • Juhring
            Certificates:
            • PFC 69848 “Genuine, faded”
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            121b-CAN-30

            121b-CAN-30
            Sound

            Notes:
            • formerly 121b-CAN-NC-28
            • Red cork cancel
            Provenance:
            • Frank B. Allen, HR 05/23/1950
            • Cole, RAS 02/24/1988
            Certificates:
            • PFC 190337 “Genuine”
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            121b-CAN-31

            121b-CAN-31
            Sound

            Notes:
            • formerly 121b-CAN-NC-29
            • Cork cancel
            Provenance:
            • Col. Green, Costales 10/11/1946
            Certificates:
            • PFC 413217 “Genuine”
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            121b-CAN-32

            121b-CAN-32
            Fault

            121b-CAN-32

            121b-CAN-32
            Fault
            perf altered at lower left

            Notes:
            • formerly 121b-CAN-NE-30
            • Circle of “V”s cancel
            Provenance:
            • “Prime U.S.” RAS 01/09/1973
            Certificates:
            • PFC 141419 “Genuine, light crease top right”
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            121b-CAN-33

            121b-CAN-33
            Fault

            Notes:
            • formerly 121b-CAN-NE-31
            • Circle of “V”s cancel
            Provenance:
            • HRH 11/15/1958
            • CRL 10/03/1984
            Certificates:
            • APS and PFC certificates
            • PFC 345446 “Genuine, light crease and small thin”
            • PFC 526700 "Genuine, with a small light corner crease at top right"
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            121b-CAN-34

            121b-CAN-34
            Fault

            Notes:
              Provenance:
                Certificates:
                • PFC 450989 “Genuine, small repaired tear bottom right, carmine color slightly faded”
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                121b-CAN-35

                121b-CAN-35
                Fault

                Notes:
                • Formerly 121b-CAN-SC-32
                • Quartered cork cancel
                • Short perf at right
                Provenance:
                • Fox 02/20/1961, lot 87
                Certificates:
                • No PFC
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                121b-CAN-36

                121b-CAN-36
                Fault

                Notes:
                • formerly 121b-CAN-SC-33
                • Quartered cork cancel
                • Top left corner rounded
                Provenance:
                • RAS 1976 Rarities, lot 108
                • Lafayette, MBA 05/02/2003 “short corner perf upper left”
                Certificates:
                • PFC 238254 “Genuine”
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                121b-CAN-37

                121b-CAN-37
                Fault

                Notes:
                • formerly 121b-CAN-SE-34
                • Segmented cork cancel
                Provenance:
                  Certificates:
                  • PFC 20403 “Genuine, closed tear at left”
                  • PFC 489796 “Genuine, reperfed at left, closed tear at left”
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                  121b-CAN-38

                  121b-CAN-38
                  Unknown

                  Notes:
                  • formerly 121b-CAN-SE-35
                  • Indistinct cork cancel
                  Provenance:
                  • Ex Col. Green Part XXV, Costales sale, 02/18/1946
                  Certificates:
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                    121b-CAN-39

                    121b-CAN-39
                    Unknown

                    Notes:
                      Provenance:
                      • Tapling Collection, British Library
                      Certificates:
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                        121b-CAN-40

                        121b-CAN-40
                        Fault

                        Notes:
                        • Cancel altered
                        Provenance:
                        • Miller Collection, New York Public Library
                        Certificates:
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