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

5-CAN-025

5-CAN-025

Notes:
  • Siegel 1986 description: “tiny trivial margin tear”.
  • Superior 1993 description (after PFC issued): “small filled thin”.
  • Right margin appears to have been slightly trimmed at bottom after Siegel 1986 sale and before Superior 1993 sale, to reduce or eliminate scissors nick at lower right corner.
  • Blue grid and what appears to be part of French decimes hand-stamp.
Provenance:
  • Siegel 1965 Rarities #283 2/24/1965, lot 36, realized $3,800 vs. $1,650 Scott value.
  • Siegel Sale 661 5/12/1986, lot 53, realized $8,000 vs. $22,000 Scott value.
  • Superior sale 1/12/1993, lot 1319, unsold vs. $18,000 Scott value.
  • Lessin Collection, SPG 5/31/2002, lot 8 - $37,500 hammer vs. $45,500 Scott value
  • Curtis Collection, Siegel Sale 1084, 11/5/2014, lot 3028 - $27,000 hammer vs. $71,000 Scott value
Certificates:
  • PFC 194406 (1988) stating small filled-in thins. No mention of margin tear noted in 1986 Siegel description.
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