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

5-CAN-035

5-CAN-035

5-CAN-035

5-CAN-035

Notes:
  • The 7R1E has been cut from a pair of 7-8R1E in the 1983-84 period. The stamp has repaired tears at top and bottom. PFC for the pair states “creasing and improved defects”, without indication as to which stamp has these defects.
Provenance:
  • Siegel #600 7/14/1982, lot 319, as a pair, realized $6,750 vs. $20,000 Scott value. Siegel description states “small faults, slight toning (mostly on Pos. 8R1E)”. Probably returned by Weinberg after PFC 111389 described “improved defects”.
  • Siegel 1983 Rarities #618 4/23/1983, lot 28, offered as a pair, realized $6,250 vs. $21,250+ Scott value. Siegel description states “creases & ‘improved’ faults (couple skillfully mended tears), slight toning (mostly on Pos. 8R1E)”.
  • Simmy sale 3/28/1984, lot 88, offered as a single, probably unsold.
  • Kelleher sale 10/2/1984, lot 319, realized $6,750 vs. $20,000 Scott value.
Certificates:
  • PFC 111389 (1982) issued to Irwin Weinberg for the pair, “Caution” certificate stating “with creasing and improved defects”.
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