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

5-CAN-040

5-CAN-040

Notes:
  • 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.
Provenance:
  • 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.
Certificates:
  • PFC 7929 (1957) “Genuine”.
  • PFC 259529 (1992), stating small closed tear at bottom and a tiny corner margin crease at top left.
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