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Census of Millbury Mass. 5c Black on Bluish Postmaster's Provisional (Scott 7X1)
19 Census Records

7X1-OG-01

7X1-OG-01
Sound

Notes:
  • Original gum, papermarker’s watermark, sound
Provenance:
  • ? To Philippe la Rénotière von Ferrary 1922 Apr. 7 Ferrary sale, Gilbert Sale 3, lot 563, $1,930, to Warren H. Colson for Henry G. Lapham
  • ? To Colson after Henry G. Lapham’s death in 1939 196(?) To Josiah K. Lilly Jr. from Colson thru Weill 1967 Feb. 2 Lilly sale, Siegel Sale 312, lot 19, $34,000, to A. T. Seymour for $34,000
  • 1970? To Weill from Seymour (private sale) 197(?) To E.G. from Weill 1989 From E.G. to Weill 1 989 Oct. 12 Weill sale, Christie’s RL, lot 631, $110,000, to a dealer 199(?) To William H. Gross thru Charles and Tracy Shreve
Certificates:
  • PFC 216469 "It Is Genuine, Previously Hinged"
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7X1-CAN-02

7X1-CAN-02
Fault

Notes:
  • Red “P” of “Paid” cancel
Provenance:
  • ? To Henry J. Duveen (died December 1919)
  • 1922 Duveen collection consigned to Charles J. Phillips
  • 1922 To Arthur Hind thru Phillips
  • 1933 Nov. 20 Hind sale, Phillips-Kennett, lot 31, $1,000, to Elliott Perry (as agent for William J. Moody?)
  • 1950 Oct. 23 Moody sale, H.R. Harmer, lot 3, $2,100, to B. D. Phillips
  • 1968 To Raymond H. Weill Co. from Phillips
  • 1969 Nov. 25 Siegel Sale 362, lot 4, $8,000
  • 1971 Mar. 23, Siegel 1971 Rarities, Sale 391, lot 9, $9,250, to Irwin R. Weinberg
  • 1993 To Rupp Brothers
Certificates:
  • PFC 277713 “faint diagonal crease at bottom left”
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7X1-CAN-03

7X1-CAN-03
Fault

Notes:
  • Red “PA” of “Paid” cancel
  • Small thin and faint corner creases
Provenance:
  • ? To Sidney A. Hessel
  • 1975 Oct. 21 Hessel sale, H.R. Harmer, lot 4, $9,500, to Stanley J. Richmond
  • 1983 Jun. 14 Kelleher Sale 561, lot 81, $10,000
Certificates:
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    7X1-CAN-04

    7X1-CAN-04
    Fault

    Notes:
    • Red “PA” of “Paid” cancel
    • Scissors-cut at bottom into vignette
    Provenance:
    • 1938 May 9 Cortlandt F. Bishop sale, American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, lot 3
    • 1972 Nov. 29 “Country Gentleman” Siegel Sale 422, lot 8, $8,500
    • 2012 June 26, Siegel 2012 Rarities, Sale 1025, lot 21, $35,000
    Certificates:
    • PFC 506269 "IT IS GENUINE, WITH A SMALL SEALED SCISSORS CUT AT BOTTOM, AND A SMALL CREASE AT RIGHT."
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    7X1-CAN-05

    7X1-CAN-05
    Fault

    Notes:
    • Red cancel
    Provenance:
    • 190(?) To George H. Worthington
    • 1915 Possibly to Henry C. Gibson from Worthington, private sale thru Warren H. Colson
    • 1922 To Colson, possibly from Gibson
    • 1982 Jun. 21 Stolow sale, lot 4
    • 2000 January 21 Larry Lyons Collection, SPG, lot 1
    • The David Wingate Collection, Siegel Sale 1180, 4/11/2018, lot 2
    Certificates:
    • PFC 322438 (1998) "genuine with a horizontal crease and small repairing"
    • PFC 43076 (1973) "genuine with a horizontal crease and small repairing"
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    7X1-CAN-06

    7X1-CAN-06
    Fault

    Notes:
      Provenance:
      • 1980 Dec. 1 J.W. Kaufmann sale, lot 4, $3,750 hammer
      • Dr. Alphone A. Maffeo Collection, Bennett Sale 314, 2/20/2007, lot 8 - $24,000
      • Alan Collection, RAS Sale 1134, 9/14/2016, lot 3 - $29,000 hammer
      Certificates:
      • PFC 259524“Cut to shape, mounted on small piece, with parts of the outer frameline and cancellation drawn in on the mounting”
      • PFC 450318 “Cut to shape, mounted on small piece, with parts of the outer frameline and cancellation drawn in on the mounting”
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      7X1-CAN-07

      7X1-CAN-07
      Fault

      Notes:
      • Red “Milbury Ms.” cds
      Provenance:
      • 1973 Nov. 14 Katherine Matthies sale, Siegel Sale 439, lot 47, $5,250
      • 1977 Mar. 23, Siegel 1977 Rarities, Sale 510, lot 15, $7,50
      Certificates:
      • PFC 149612 “Genuine, vertical crease and several thin spots”
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      7X1-CAN-08

      7X1-CAN-08
      Fault

      Notes:
      • Red “P” of “Paid”
      • Lower left margin torn away and other faults visible in photo Ownership History:
      • Photo from Weill files, unknown source or ownership history
      Provenance:
      • Unknown
      Certificates:
      • Never certified
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      7X1-PCE-09

      7X1-PCE-09
      Fault

      Notes:
      • Tied by red mark on piece, red “Milbury Ms. Mar. 8” (1847) cds
      Provenance:
      • 1913 Possibly exhibited in the C. E. Chapman collection where noted “on large piece of cover”
      • 1915? To J. K. Storrow (year based on sale of Chapman collection thru Nassau Stamp Co.)
      • 192? To Col. Edward H. R. Green (purchased entire Storrow U.S. collection for $77,500)
      • 1943 May 26 Green sale, Harmer Rooke, lot 8, $1,025
      • 1964 Feb. 27, Siegel 1964 Rarities, Sale 267, lot 7, $6,000, to Bernard D. Peyton (Isleham)
      • 1986 May 25 Isleham sale, Siegel Sale 662, lot 1022, $8,500
      • 2001 May 19, Siegel 2001 Rarities, Sale 837, lot 11 unsold
      Certificates:
      • PFC 384694 “Light horizontal crease, and the bluish paper lightened with the passage of time”
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      7X1-PCE-10

      7X1-PCE-10
      Fault

      Notes:
      • Tied on piece by red “Milbury Ms. Feb. 6” (1847) cds
      Provenance:
      • 1980 Apr. 29 Sotheby Parke Bernet, lot 7, $17,000
      • 1984 Apr. 14, Siegel 1984 Rarities, Sale 632, lot 144, $13,500
      • 2010 Jun. 19, Siegel 2010 Rarities, Sale 989, lot 34, $30,000
      • 2013 Golden Oak Collection, 12/17/2013, Siegel Sale 1062, lot 8, $37,500 hammer
      Certificates:
      • PFC 54331 “Genuine, lightly creased”
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      7X1-PCE-11

      7X1-PCE-11
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Tied on piece by red “Milbury Ms. Mar. 23” (1847) cds
      Provenance:
      • 198? To C.T. (Concord) from Weill
      • 1994 May 19, Siegel 1994 Rarities (“Concord” collection), Sale 759, lot 8, unsold
      • 1994 To Dr. Vernon R. Morris Jr.
      • 1997 Sep. 26 Morris sale, Siegel Sale 793, lot 1, $18,000
      • 1999 May 15, Siegel 1999 Rarities, Sale 811, lot 17, $18,000, to Alan Katz
      • 200(?) To Columbian Stamp Co
      Certificates:
      • PFC 301405 "It Is Genuinely Used On Piece"
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      7X1-COV-12

      7X1-COV-12
      Unknown

      Notes:
      • Stamp not examined, tied by red “Paid” on folded cover to Isaac Davis, Worcester Mass.
      • “Milbury Ms. Aug. 21” (1846) cds Earliest documented date of use
      • “V” in Circle rate handstamp
      Provenance:
      • 1884 One of two letters with Millburys in bound volumes of correspondence donated to the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester Mass. (other 7X1-COV-18)
      • c1990 To John R. Boker Jr. as agent for collector in Germany
      Certificates:
      • Never certified
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      7X1-COV-13

      7X1-COV-13
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Tied by red “Paid” on folded cover to J.M. Barton, Worcester Mass. (same sender as 7X1-COV-12)
      • “Milbury Ms. Aug. 21” (1846) cds Earliest documented date of use
      • “V” in Circle rate handstamp
      • PFC 216470
      Provenance:
      • 19?? To Col. Edward H. R. Green
      • 1944 Nov. 13 Green sale, Harmer Rooke, lot 3, $2,000
      • 1950 Nov. 29 Harris sale, Harmer Rooke
      • 1966 Feb. 24, Siegel 1966 Rarities, Sale 296, lot 9, $11,000
      • 1969 Mar. 25, Siegel 1969 Rarities, Sale 350, lot 5, $17,000
      • 197? To E.G. from Raymond H. Weill Co.
      • 1989 From E.G. to Weill
      • 1989 Oct. 12 Weill sale, Christie’s RL, lot 633, $70,000, to collector M
      • 1991 Sep. 25 Important U.S. Stamps & Covers sale, Christie’s RL, lot 62, $75,000, to John R. Hill Jr.
      • 1998 Dec. 8 Hill sale, Bennett Sale, lot 10, $90,000, to Purser (agent)
      Certificates:
      • PFC 216470 "It Is Genuinely Used On Cover"
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      7X1-COV-14

      7X1-COV-14
      Fault

      Notes:
      • Stamp has “two small tears at left” (Wall)
      • Tied by red “Paid” on folded cover to C.H. Parker, Boston
      • “Milbury Ms. Sep. 9” (1846) cds
      • “5” small numeral rate handstamp
      Provenance:
      • c1929 To Robert S. Emerson from an unknown source for $5,700 (Stamp Specialist No. 4)
      • 1980 Jun. 4 H.R. Harmer sale, lot 48, $22,000
      • 1980 Oct. 14-16 Mohrmann Sale 154, lot 262
      Certificates:
      • Never certified
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      7X1-COV-15

      7X1-COV-15
      Fault

      Notes:
      • Stamp cancelled by red “Paid”, second strike on folded letter to Sarah E. Pope, Augusta Me., from Mrs. Waterman, wife of Henry Waterman, the assistant deputy postmaster
      • “Milbury Ms. Oct. 30” (1846) cds
      • “5” large numeral in circle handstamp
      Provenance:
      • ? To Y. Souren
      • 1951 Feb. 26 Souren sale, H.R. Harmer, lot 4, $1,400, to N. Klep van Velthoven (Consul Klep)
      • 1956 Mar. 27 Consul Klep sale, W. Balasse, lot 96, sold for appr. $3,500 to John D. Pope III
      • 1984 Dec. 1 Pope sale, John A. Fox, lot 4, $13,500
      • 2001 Jan. 20 Bennett sale, lot 502, $45,000
      Certificates:
      • PFC 368600 “small defects in the stamp which has been removed and replaced"
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      7X1-COV-16

      7X1-COV-16
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Stamp sound and tied by “Milbury Ms. Nov. 18” (1846) cds, “Paid” on folded letter to Miss Julia A. Joy, care of J. S. Levy & Co., 134 Chesnut St., Philadelphia
      • “5” large numeral in circle handstamp
      Provenance:
      • 1950? Discovered by descendants of addressee
      • 1996 To anonymous collector thru Siegel Auction Galleries (private treaty)
      Certificates:
      • PFC 297788 "It Is A Genuine Usage"
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      7X1-COV-17

      7X1-COV-17
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Stamp sound and tied by red “Paid” on folded letter to Miss Sarah D. Sibley, Oxford Mass.
      • “Milbury Ms. Dec. 7” (1846) cds
      • “5” large numeral in circle handstamp
      • Scissors-cut in cover to left of stamp
      • PFC 30782
      Provenance:
      • 189? Discovered and sold to C. H. Mekeel
      • 189? To Frederick W. Ayer (sometime between 1892 and 1897)
      • c1897 To William H. Crocker
      • 19?? To Sir Nicholas Waterhouse
      • 1955 Jun. 27 Waterhouse sale, H.R. Harmer London, lot 2, £1,500 (approx. $4,200)
      • 1969 Apr. 29, Siegel Sale 352, lot 1, $2,100 (this sale included Lorenz Moré collection), to John R. Boker Jr.
      • 197? To Rolf-Dieter Jaretzky
      Certificates:
      • PFC 30782 "Genuine"
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      7X1-COV-18

      7X1-COV-18
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Stamp tied by red “Paid” on Aug. 20, 1846, folded cover from Samuel D. Torrey to Isaac Davis, Worcester Mass.
      • “Milbury Ms. Dec. 16” (1846) cds
      • “5” sans-serif numeral in circle
      Provenance:
      • 1884 One of two letters with Millburys in bound volumes of correspondence donated to the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester Mass. (other 7X1-COV-18)
      • 1895 To Sir William B. Avery
      • 1909 To W. H. Peckitt (London dealer)
      • 1910? To Henry J. Duveen (died December 1919) from Peckitt
      • 1922 Duveen collection consigned to Charles J. Phillips
      • c1922 To Alfred H. Caspary from Phillips
      • 1955 Nov. 15 Caspary sale, H. R. Harmer sale, lot 42, $9,250, to Ezra Cole for Arthur Hetherington
      • 1983 Oct. 27 Hetherington sale (“Quality” Collection), H.R. Harmer, lot 1, $70,000, to Raymond H. Weill Co. for E.G.
      • 1989 E.G. to Weill
      • 1989 Oct. 12 Weill sale, Christie’s RL, lot 632, $210,000, to John Salomon for a collector
      Certificates:
      • Older PFC, number not available
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      7X1-COV-19

      7X1-COV-19
      Sound

      Notes:
      • Stamp tied by red “Paid” on cover to William E. Hoit, care of Loder & Co., 83 Cedar St., New York City
      • “Milbury Ms. Jan. 12” (1847) cds Latest recorded date of use
      • “5” sans-serif numeral in circle
      Provenance:
      • c1896 Discovered by niece of addressee in family home in Worcester Mass.
      • c1897 To New England Stamp Co.
      • c1897 To Frank J. Dutcher from Nassau Stamp Co.
      • 1906 Pictured on holiday greeting card from Nassau Stamp Co.
      • 19?? To Henry G. Lapham (after Dutcher), probably thru Warren H. Colson
      • 1928 Apr. 4 Collectors Club of New York, exhibited by Henry G. Lapham
      • 1936 TIPEX, exhibited by Raymond W. Lapham (Grand Award)
      • 1939 Henry G. Lapham dies, collection sold over years thru Colson
      • 1940? To Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen Jr.
      • 2012 Siegel Sale of Frelinghuysen Collection, Sale 1020, 3/28/2012, lot 15, $400,000 hammer to William H. Gross
      • 2018 Siegel Sale 1188, 10/3/2018, lot 6, $300,000 hammer
      Certificates:
      • PFC 501330 "It is a Genuine Usage"
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