Census of 5c Deep Blue (Scott 204)
18 Census Records

204-UNC-01

204-UNC-01
Sound

Notes:
    Provenance:
    • Col. Green Collection
    • 5/30/1975, Engel Collection, Corinphila
    • 6/15/1988, Walter Klein Collection, Christie's, Lot 139
    • 10/8-10/1998, Zoellner Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Robert Zoellner Collection of United States, Sale 804, Lot 401, Realized $45,000
    • 12/10/2012, Gorham Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The David W. Gorham Collection, Sale 1036, Lot 137, Realized $210,000
    Certificates:
    • PF 8372 Genuine
    • PF 328996 Genuine
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    204-UNC-02

    204-UNC-02
    Fault

    Notes:
      Provenance:
      • 3/31/1976, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1976 Rarities of the World
      Certificates:
      • PF 40447 Genuine reperfed at right
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      204-UNC-03

      204-UNC-03
      Sound

      Notes:
        Provenance:
        • 11/21/1956, Caspary Collection, H.R. Harmer
        • 4/27-28/1966, Ambassador Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Ambassador Collection, Lot 244, Realized $6,000
        • 2/24/1988, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Clifford C. Cole, Jr. Collection - United States Postage Issues, Cole -
        • 10/18/2002, Weisman Collection, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, Lot 237, SPG
        • 10/28/2008, Hansen Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Perry Hansen Collection of U.S. Stamps and Covers, Sale 963, Lot 828, Realized $375,000
        Certificates:
        • PF 7374 Genuine
        • PF 192331 Genuine
        • PF 393057 Genuine
        • PF 468484 Genuine
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        204-UNC-04

        204-UNC-04
        Fault

        Notes:
          Provenance:
          • 2/2/1967, Lilly Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Part 1: United States Postmasters Provisionals, 19th Century Postage and Official Issues, Sale 312, Lot 311, Realized $6,750
          • 5/2/1973, Mielstrup Collection, Mozian, Lot 346
          • 5/2008, Newport Collection, PRW
          • 4/29-30/2021, Gary Petersen Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps, Sale 1234, Lot 210, Realized $155,000
          Certificates:
          • PF 1352 Genuine
          • PF 460777 Genuine, tiny margin nick at right in the 6th perf hole down from the top
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          204-UNC-05

          204-UNC-05
          Sound

          Notes:
            Provenance:
            • HRH 11/9/1953 (Valuable United States including John A. Kleman Collection, ), Lot 358
            • 6/5/1980, Hetherington Collection, H.R. Harmer, Lot 701
            • 9/18/1992, Roland Anderson Collection, Ivy, Shreve & Mader, Lot 487
            • 10/23/2001, Floyd Collection, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, Lot 347, Realized $140,000
            • 4/29/2009, Minervino Collection, Shreves Philatelic Galleries, Sale 112, Lot 1113, Realized $350,000
            • 6/26/2012, Siegel Auction Galleries, 2012 Rarities of the World, Sale 1025, Lot 175, Realized $350,000
            Certificates:
            • PF 4578 Genuine
            • PF 266267 Genuine
            • PF 378490 Genuine
            • PSE 1250482 (2012) Genuine, Graded 98J
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            204-UNC-06

            204-UNC-06
            Unknown

            Notes:
              Provenance:
                Certificates:
                • PF 781 Genuine
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                204-UNC-07

                204-UNC-07
                Sound

                Notes:
                  Provenance:
                  • 9/12/1984, Isabelle Lessmann Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Isabelle Lessmann Collection of United States Stamps, Lot 200
                  • 5/26/1986, Hewitt Collection, Ivy
                  • 4/28-30/2015, Hall Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Robert R. Hall Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps, Sale 1096, Lot 355, Realized $170,000
                  Certificates:
                  • PF 6108 (1955) Genuine
                  • PF 139667 (1984) Genuine
                  • PF 527819 (2015) Genuine
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                  204-UNC-08

                  204-UNC-08
                  Fault

                  Notes:
                    Provenance:
                    • 5/31/1961, Fifield
                    • 6/13/2009, Siegel Auction Galleries, 2009 Rarities of the World, Sale 973, Lot 147, Realized $80,000
                    • 11/7/2013, Curtis Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues, Sale 1057, Lot 789, Realized $80,000
                    Certificates:
                    • PF 1212 Genuine
                    • PF 468486 Genuine, tiny toned spot at top of head
                    • PF 518547 Genuine, tiny toned spot at top of head
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                    204-UNC-09

                    204-UNC-09
                    Fault

                    Notes:
                      Provenance:
                      • 2/23/1967, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1967 Rarities of the World, Sale 313, Lot 69, Realized $3,200, Sale
                      • 5/31/2016, Siegel Auction Galleries, 2016 Rarities of the World, Sale 1129, Lot 391, Realized $65,000
                      Certificates:
                      • PF 24075 Genuine, thin near top
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                      204-UNC-10

                      204-UNC-10
                      Fault

                      Notes:
                        Provenance:
                        • 4/11/1956, H.R. Harmer, “tiny thins”
                        Certificates:
                        • PF 1022 Genuine
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                        204-UNC-11

                        204-UNC-11
                        Fault

                        Notes:
                          Provenance:
                          • 3/23/1977, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1977 Rarities of the World
                          Certificates:
                          • PF 31481 Genuine, small thinning at top
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                          204-UNC-12

                          204-UNC-12
                          Sound

                          Notes:
                          • Census No. 205C-UNC-10 is accompanied by 1944 letter from Edwin Muller of Mercury Stamp Company addressed to Mr. H.F. Engelhart in Fort Worth, Texas, guaranteeing the 205C and a Scott 204 are genuine, and notes the buyer paid $1,500 for the two stamps. This stamp is illustrated on the letter.
                          • Illustrated in Brookman
                          Provenance:
                          • 4/26/1947, West Collection, - Ward
                          • 5/19/1994, Concord Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, 1994 Rarities - The Concord Collection, Sale 759, Lot 205, Realized $32,000
                          • 6/26/2019, Siegel Auction Galleries, 2019 Rarities of the World, Sale 1205, Lot 2053
                          Certificates:
                          • PF 282646 Genuine
                          • PF 464896 Genuine, Graded 90
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                          204-UNC-13

                          204-UNC-13
                          Sound

                          Notes:
                            Provenance:
                            • Weill Brothers
                            Certificates:
                            • PF 745 (1947) Genuine
                            • PF 29449 (1987) Genuine
                            • PF 214613 (1989) Genuine
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                            204-UNC-14

                            204-UNC-14
                            Sound

                            Notes:
                            • Signed Spencer Anderson
                            • Warren Colson backstamp
                            Provenance:
                            • 4/21/1983, Troy Collection, Christie's, Lot 151
                            • 5/31/2002, Lessin Collection, Shreves Philatelic Galleries
                            • 4/11-12/2018, The David Wingate Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps, Sale 1180, Lot 253, Realized $190,000
                            Certificates:
                            • PF 119635 (1983) Genuine
                            • PF 218667 (1989) Genuine
                            • PF 386562 (2002) Genuine
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                            204-UNC-15

                            204-UNC-15
                            Sound

                            Notes:
                              Provenance:
                                Certificates:
                                • PF 479 Genuine
                                • PF 253139 Genuine
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                                204-UNC-16

                                204-UNC-16
                                Sound

                                Notes:
                                  Provenance:
                                  • 7/10/2019, New Amsterdam Collection, Cherrystone, Lot 149, Realized $150,000
                                  • 11/9-10/2021, Arthur S. Przybyl Collection, Siegel Auction Galleries, The Arthur S. Przybyl Collection of United States, Confederate States and Hawaii, Sale 1244, Lot 291, Realized $140,000
                                  Certificates:
                                  • PF 2188 (1950) Genuine
                                  • PF 558611 (2019) Genuine
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                                  204-UNC-17

                                  204-UNC-17
                                  Sound

                                  Notes:
                                    Provenance:
                                    • 1/21/2000, Lyons Collection, Shreves Philatelic Galleries
                                    • 6/16/2007, Siegel Auction Galleries, 2007 Rarities of the World, Sale 937, Lot 177, Realized $300,000
                                    Certificates:
                                    • PF 282301 Genuine
                                    • PF 435381 Genuine, Graded 80
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                                    204-UNC-18

                                    204-UNC-18
                                    Unknown

                                    Notes:
                                      Provenance:
                                      • Miller Collection, New York Public Library, on extended loan to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum
                                      Certificates: