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