Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
- Dark blue shade. Tiny corner crease at top left and small tear at bottom.
- Black New York Large Slug in circle used on circular-rate mail. SBA?states, “I believe it was used only on printed circulars as I have never seen its use on a Drop Letter.” The Large Slug handstamp is rare and was used during only part of the period of 7R1E. SBA?states that the earliest use he had seen was 11/5/1851 and the latest 1/1/1852. It is always found in black. See SBA book, Vol. 2, pp. 75 and 115.
- Purchased in 1917 by SBA from D. H. Bacon of Derby CT for $45. Sold to Philip H. Ward circa 1929.
- Pictured on p. 358 of the 1851-57 National Philatelic Museum handbook.
- Superior sale 10/26/1992, lot 20, realized $9,750 vs. $17,500 Scott value.
- PFC 7929 (1957) “Genuine”.
- PFC 259529 (1992), stating small closed tear at bottom and a tiny corner margin crease at top left.