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

5-CAN-044

5-CAN-044

5-CAN-044

5-CAN-044

Notes:
  • Heavy pre-use horizontal crease through the lower part of 7R1E. Small tear. Originally part of a strip of three, Pos. 7-9R1E, used on folded letter from New York 5/19/1852 to Belvidere N.J. Removed from cover and 7R1E cut from strip.
  • Black “New-York May 19” (1852) cds
Provenance:
  • This cover was discovered in 1985 by John DeStefanis of the William A. Fox firm in sorting out the estate of Edward Vogt, a New Jersey collector.
  • William A. Fox sale 3/6/1985, lot 3, realized $9,000 vs. $60,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel #814 9/28/1999 sale, lot 2263, realized $18,500 vs. $55,000 Scott value, description notes “One of only eight strips of three on cover recorded in the Mal Brown census”.
  • Nutmeg sale 9/27/2000, lot 1447, misdescribed as being addressed to “Belvidine N.J.”, also mention of “small flts” but no mention of the crease.
  • Kelleher sale 3/6/2001, lot 255, realized $14,000 vs. $75,000 Scott value.
  • Strip removed from cover and cut into singles after this sale
Certificates:
  • PFC 146652 (1985) as a strip of three on cover, stating “creases in all the stamps and tears in the stamps Positions 7 and 9”.
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