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

5-CAN-043

5-CAN-043

Notes:
  • Two thin spots at bottom, one extending up from edge thru and past E of ONE, and the other extending up thru E of CENT. Shade is standard Plate 1E Pale Blue.
  • Black New York cds (“Nov”)
Provenance:
  • Fifield sale 11/13/1951, lot 115, realized $290 vs. $1,000 Scott value. Sold to a collector “Dr. G”.
  • Mozian sale 2/23/1972, lot 18, realized $2,800 vs. $5,750 Scott value.
  • Siegel 1984 Rarities, Sale 632, 4/14/1984, lot 178, realized $7,500 vs. $20,000 Scott value.
  • Superior sale 9/17/1985, lot 23, realized $7,500 vs. $20,000 Scott value.
  • Suburban sale 4/5/1997, lot 262, realized $20,000 vs. $29,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel Sale 852, 12/17/2002, lot 75, unsold vs. $45,000 Scott value
  • Jay Hoffman Collection, Siegel Sale 956, 5/8/2008, lot 12, realized $60,000 hammer versus $80,000 Scott value.
Certificates:
  • PFC 310949 (1997), stating only “a thin spot”.
  • PFC 480095 "it is genuine with a thin spot at bottom"
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