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

5-CAN-010

5-CAN-010

Notes:
  • Slightly odd fuzzy impression at top caused by alleged “slippage”. Dark Plate 1E color. SBA called this shade “Paris Blue”. Tiny corner crease at tip of bottom left corner (described by Siegel in 1976) has been trimmed out.
  • Indistinct strike of black Boston large “Paid” grid
Provenance:
  • SBA note on back “This is The Type I” on 1/19/1953.
  • Ex Karl Burroughs, Kelleher sale 2/26/1944, lot 181, realized $670 vs. $1,000?Scott value
  • Kelleher sale 6/1/1946 (Borhek collection), lot 72, realized $575 vs. $1,000 Scott value.
  • Harmer Rooke sale 1/13/1953, lot 23, purchased by Jack E. Molesworth who sent it to SBA for opinion.
  • Siegel 1976 Rarities #489 3/31/1976, lot 31 (“tiny corner crease” trimmed out after this sale), realized $10,500 vs. $7,750.
  • Ex Jonathan W. Rose, Siegel #814 9/28/1999, lot 2077, described “unusual impression with slight doubling caused by slippage”, realized $52,500 vs. $31,000 Scott value. Description also contains frequently repeated statement in Siegel sales pertaining to 7R1E: “The census compiled by Mal Brown contains at least 80 unduplicated records of Scott 5... There are probably no more than ten examples existing outside of the Brown census.”
Certificates:
  • PFC 58975 (1976) “Genuine
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