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Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)

5-CAN-005

5-CAN-005

Notes:
  • Faint red and manuscript cancels, which are so faint they barely show in illustrations. SBA notes indicate Capt. G. N. Usticke, owner of Stanley Gibbons Inc. (NYC) and a recognized philatelic authority, considered this stamp as unused, and possibly SBA did also.
  • Acquired by Usticke shortly before December 17, 1941.
Provenance:
  • Barr 12/22/1941 sold for $750, but possibly not sold.
  • Ex Katherine Matthies, Siegel #439 11/14/1973, lot 58, realized $5,750 vs. $7,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel #466 2/20/1975, lot 12, realized $5,750 vs. $7,000 Scott value.
  • Shown by Manning in CAPEX ‘78 (“Only about fifty are known to exist today...”)
  • Kelleher sale 1/20/1988, lot 207, realized $15,000 vs. $22,500?Scott value.
  • Bennett sale 6/22/2001, lot 2026, realized $40,000 vs. $40,000 Scott value.
  • Lake Shore Collection, Siegel Sale 888, 12/7/2004, lot 7, realized $57,500 hammer versus $45,000 Scott value.
Certificates:
  • PFC (2001) states “Faint manuscript and red cancellations” and “small corner margin crease at top right and tiny surface scrapes at bottom right”. 2001 Bennett sale describes “couple microscopic surface abrasions, invisible to the naked eye and mentioned only for accuracy”.
  • PFC 43713 (1974) “Genuine with a small corner crease at top right”.
  • PFC 368601?(2001) as “Faint manuscript and red cancellations” states “Genuine with a small corner margin crease at top right and tiny surface scrapes at bottom right”.
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