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

1X1a-COV-03

1X1a-COV-03

Notes:
  • Not in Bartels census
  • Stamp die cut and cancelled by ms. “No. 70”, crease thru stamp
  • Tied by cds on folded cover with address erased, “Alexandria D.C. May 9” (c1846) cds, “Paid” and boxed “5” rate hs in red
Provenance:
  • c1933 Discovered and sold to John A. Klemann, Nassau Stamp Co.
  • c1933 To Alfred H. Caspary from Klemann
  • 1955 Nov. 15 Caspary sale, H. R. Harmer sale, lot 2, $7,400, to Raymond H. Weill Co. for B. D. Phillips
  • 1968 To Weill from Phillips
  • 1969 Mar. 25, Siegel 1969 Rarities, Sale 350, lot 1, $28,000 (to collector E.G.?)
  • 1989 To Weill from collector E.G.
  • 1989 Oct. 12 Weill sale, Christie’s RL, lot 602, $210,000, to John Salomon for anonymous collector
Certificates:
  • PFC 216456 "It Is A Genuine Usage With THE STAMP BEING A DIE CUT LUFF TYPE II SHOWING 39 STARS."
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