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Census of Alexandria Va., 5c Black on Buff, Postmaster's Provisional (Scott 1X1-1X2)

1X1-COVF-UNC-01

1X1-COVF-UNC-01

Notes:
  • The “Tiffany” Copy (Bartels #1)
  • Stamp uncancelled, lifted and repositioned
  • Front address panel only, addressed to Bartholomew Cranston, Columbia, Pa.
  • “Alexandria D.C. Jul. 10” (1846) cds, “Paid” and boxed “5” rate hs in black
Provenance:
  • 1872 Discovered by J. K. Tiffany in family papers, announced in Le Timbre Post Feb. 1873
  • 1910? To Dudley L. Pickman (from Tiffany estate) through F. P. Brown
  • 1913 Exhibited by Pickman at International Philatelic Exhibition in NYC
  • 1923 J. M. Bartels articles states that Pickman still owned the Alexandria
  • 19(?) To Warren H. Colson; Colson died in 1963, then to Raymond H. Weill Co.
  • 1976 To an anonymous collector from Weill
  • 19(7?) To Emory Coolidge from Weill
  • 198(?) To collector E.G. from Weill
  • 1989 To Weill from E.G.
  • 1989 Oct. 12 Weill sale, Christie’s RL, lot 603, $77,000, to collector M
  • 1991 Sep. 25 Important U.S. Stamps & Covers sale, Christie’s RL, lot 60, $49,500
Certificates:
  • PFC 216457 "It Is A Genuine Usage With THE STAMP BEING THE LUFF TYPE I, SHOWING 40 STARS"
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