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Census of 15c Brown & Blue, Center Inverted (Scott 119b)

119b-OG-01

119b-OG-01
Sound

Notes:
    Provenance:
    • c. 1869 Discovered by Paul Lichtenstein in NYC post office
    • c. 1886 Sold by Paul Lichtenstein to collector friend
    • c. 1886 Sold in Staten Island Philatelic Auction for $285; reported to have entered a European collection
    • c. 1892-1903 Possibly owned by Frederick W. Ayer
    • c. 1903-04 Sold to George H. Worthington for $1,200, possibly from Ayer collection through Warren H. Colson
    • 1917 Aug. 21 Worthington sale, J. C. Morgenthau, lot 476, $4,100 to agent for Arthur Hind
    • 1933 Nov. 20 Hind sale, Phillips-Kennett, lot 390, $7,000 to Elliott Perry for Alfred R. Brigham
    • c. 1948-60 Brigham dies 9/22/1948, sold by estate sometime prior to 1960
    • 1960 P.F. certificate issued to Ezra D. Cole, probably at the time of sale to Josiah K. Lilly Jr.
    • 1967 Feb. 2 Lilly sale, Siegel Auction Galleries, Sale 312, lot 216, $35,000 to Raymond H. Weill for Benjamin D. Phillips
    • 1968 Oct. Phillips collection sold privately to Weills for $4.07 million
    • 1968-82 Private sales between Weills and their clients (details unknown)
    • 1982 Apr. 24 Siegel 1982 Rarities of the World, Sale 596, lot 241, $180,000 hammer to Renee Bowden (agent)
    • 1987 Sold to Ryohei Ishikawa in private transaction brokered by Harvey R. Warm and Scott R. Trepel (purchased from Weills)
    • 1993 Sep. 29 Ishikawa sale, Christie’s NY, lot 740, $195,000 hammer to Melissa Purser, agent for Columbian Stamp Co. (Hagendorf), on behalf of private collector
    • c. 1996 Sold to Steven C. Walske (Lafayette) by Hagendorf
    • 2003 May 2 Walske (Lafayette) sale, Matthew Bennett Inc., lot 1331, $375,000 hammer to Hagendorf for inventory
    • c. 2004 Sold to Maryland collector by Hagendorf
    • 2006 Sold by Maryland collector’s estate to Jay Parrino for “Beverly Hills” through Siegel Auction Galleries and Hagendorf
    • "Beverly Hills" Collection, Siegel Sale 1052, 10/09/2013, lot 1, realized $800,000 hammer
    Certificates:
    • PFC 398836 “Genuine, previously hinged”
    • PFC 515166 “Genuine, previously hinged”
    • PSE 1270180 “Genuine, previously hinged” (F-70)
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