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

1X1-COV-UNC-02

1X1-COV-UNC-02

Notes:
  • The “Leadbeater” Copy (Bartels #6)
  • Stamp uncancelled, affixed with wafer
  • Letter dated Aug. 25, 1846, addressed to Edward S. Leadbeater, c/o Nathan Parkins, Parkin’s Mills, Winchester Va.
  • “Alexandria D.C. Aug. 25” (1846) cds, “Paid” and boxed “5” rate hs in red
Provenance:
  • 1926 (Apr.) Discovered by son of Edward S. Leadbeater in old correspondence, then to Perry W. Fuller for approximately $7,000
  • 192(?) To Henry G. Lapham (?)
  • 194(?) To N. Klep van Velthoven (Consul Klep), probably through Colson
  • 1956 Mar. 27 Consul Klep sale, W. Balasse, lot 86, sold for $5,250 to Harry Keffer
  • 1960 (July) Displayed by Raymond H. Weill Co. at London International exhibition
  • 196(?) To T. Cullen Davis from Weill
  • 1964 Nov. 19 Davis sale, Siegel Sale 278, lot 1, $9,000, to Bernard D. Peyton (Isleham)
  • 1986 May 25 Isleham sale, Siegel Sale 662, lot 1012, $70,000, to Stanley J. Richmond
  • 1988 Jan. 20 Kelleher sale, lot 46, $99,000, to Stanley Piller for Dr. Leonard Kapiloff
  • 1992 Oct. 3, Siegel 1992 Rarities, Sale 745, lot 279, unsold (private sale after auction)
  • 2000 May 13, Siegel 2000 Rarities, Sale 824, lot 3, $130,000, to anonymous buyer
Certificates:
  • PFC 286118 "It Is A Genuine Usage"
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