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Census of Annapolis, Md., 5c Carmine Red on White, Postmaster's Provisional (Scott 2XU1)

2XU1-COV-02

2XU1-COV-02
Sound

Notes:
  • The “Ferrary” Copy
  • Envelope 112 x 71 mm to Charles S. Carstairs, care of Latour & Co., 261 South Front St., Philadelphia
  • “Annapolis Md. Apr. 8” (1846 or 1847) cds in blue
Provenance:
  • 1895 (Jan.) Discovered by Gus A. Burger of Burger & Co. in the Carstairs business correspondence in Philadelphia (probably Carstairs & McCall)
  • c1895 To Philippe la Rénotière von Ferrary
  • 1922 Apr. 7 Ferrary sale, Gilbert Sale 3, lot 537, $2,786, to Hugo Griebert for Arthur Hind
  • 1933 Nov. 20 Hind sale, Phillips-Kennett, lot 17, $2,600, to Warren H. Colson for Alfred H. Caspary (who owned both Annapolis envelopes at this point)
  • 1955 Nov. 15 Caspary sale, H. R. Harmer sale, lot 5, $11,000, to Raymond H. Weill Co. for B. D. Phillips
  • 1961 (Jan. 17) to Josiah K. Lilly Jr. from B. D. Phillips, private sale thru Weill for $15,000
  • 1967 Feb. 2 Lilly sale, Siegel Sale 312, lot 4, $25,000, to Weill for B. D. Phillips (repurchased)
  • 1968 To Weill from Phillips
  • 198(?) To collector E.G. from Weill
  • 1989 To Weill from E.G.
  • 1989 Oct. 12 Weill sale, Christie’s RL, lot 604, $260,000, to collector M
  • 1991 Sep. 25 Important U.S. Stamps & Covers sale, Christie’s RL, lot 61, unsold
  • 199(?) Sold privately to anonymous collector
Certificates:
  • PFC 216458 "Genuine"
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