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

5-CAN-007

5-CAN-007

Notes:
  • Described repeatedly as having “small faults.” PFC states “small filled thin spot, a hinge stain at top, and a repaired scissors cut into the design at bottom left.” The 1994 Bennett description states that the hinge stain has been removed. From the face the scissors-cut does not appear to be into the design.
  • SBA notes say it has a stitch watermark, which has not been mentioned elsewhere.
  • Black Boston small “Paid” grid (inverted). The earliest and latest dates of use of this cancel are 7/12/1851 and 1/15/1852, as reported in the Blake-Davis Boston Postal Markings book (p. 132). The latest date was also reported in Chase (1942 revision, p. 346).
Provenance:
  • John A. Fox sale 4/26/1960, lot 478, for $610 vs. $1,250 Scott value.
  • Siegel 1992 Rarities #745 10/3/1992, lot 341, passed at $5,750 vs. $17,500 Scott value.
  • Displayed at Sachs booth, ASDA Mega-Event, 5/8/1993.
  • Bennett sale 5/1/1994, lot 312, hammered at $5,750 vs. $17,500 Scott value.
  • Golden Oak, Sale 6/29/1995, lot 73, realized $8,250 vs. $15,000 Scott value.
  • Offered in Valley Stamp Co. net price catalogue 10/1995 for $11,500.
  • Siegel Sale 1014, 10/12/2011, lot 1035 - $15,250 hammer versus $85,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel Sale 1040, 3/26/2013, lot 1180 - $17,500 vs. $75,000 Scott value
Certificates:
  • PFC 227015 (1990) issued to Siegel. States filled thin, hinge stain at top, and scissors-cut into design at bottom left.
  • PFC 530318 "IT IS GENUINE, WITH TINY THINS, A COVERED INTERNAL PAPER BREAK IN THE "A" OF "PAID" AND A SMALL SCISSORS CUT AT BOTTOM LEFT."
  • SBA notes say John A. Fox wrote to him on 3/24/1939 that he obtained this stamp from Eugene Klein “several years ago”.
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