Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
- One of the few examples showing four clear even margins. Until the 1995 Siegel sale, the harsh description of defects, which are not apparent on the face of the stamp, evidently lowered its realizations.
- PFC states “defective and repaired”. My examination revealed four thins at top, extending into tops of top curved ornaments, possibly resulting from careless hinge removal. I also noted a pressed crease in top margin. I did not see any repair in my examination, and the Siegel?1995 description states the same. Shade described by Siegel as “bright early”.
- Light black grid.
- Manning sale 9/23/1983, lot 29, realized $6,500 vs. $18,500 Scott value.
- Ivy sale 3/18/1988, lot 114, realized $9,500 vs. $22,500 Scott value.
- Ex William H. Kelley, Ivy sale 3/16/1989, lot 46, realized $11,000 vs. $22,500 Scott value. Purchased by Dr. LeBow.
- Siegel Sale 771 12/13/1995, lot 1186, realized $19,500 vs. $15,000 Scott value.
- The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection, Siegel Sale 961, 9/23/2008, lot 4 - $32,500 hammer versus $80,000 Scott value.
- PFC 208604 (1989) issued to Dr. Robert H. LeBow, stating “defective and repaired”