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

1X1a-COV(UNC)-02

1X1a-COV(UNC)-02

Notes:
  • The “Harrison” Copy (Bartels #4)
  • Stamp uncancelled
  • 1846 letter addressed to Burr W. Harrison, Leesburg Va.
  • “Alexandria D.C. Sep. 10” (1846) cds, “Paid” and boxed “5” rate hs in red
Provenance:
  • 1908 Discovered by addressee’s son and offered to dealers for a reported $3,500
  • c1908 To George H. Worthington for $2,500
  • 1915 To Henry C. Gibson from Worthington, private sale thru Warren H. Colson
  • 1922 (Feb.) To Arthur Hind thru Colson
  • 1933 Nov. 20 Hind sale, Phillips-Kennett, lot 16, $4,000, to Colson for Alfred H. Caspary
  • 1955 Nov. 15 Caspary sale, H. R. Harmer sale, lot 3, $9,250, to Ezra Cole (possibly for Josiah K. Lilly Jr.)
  • 1967 Feb. 2 Lilly sale, Siegel Sale 312, lot 2, $11,500, to Weill for B. D. Phillips
  • 1968 To Weill from Phillips
  • c1969 To John R. Boker Jr. from Weill
  • 1975? To Rolf-Dieter Jaretzky of Germany from Boker
Certificates:
  • Never certified
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