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

5-CAN-047

5-CAN-047

5-CAN-047

5-CAN-047

Notes:
  • This stamp was part of a strip of three, Positions 7-8-9R1E, which existed intact through the 1956 Caspary sale. After the Caspary sale, the left stamp was separated by a philatelic desecrater into a single. Siegel sale 11/12/1969 description of single stated “P.F. certificate states ‘genuine in all respects’, there is a tiny marginal crease in U.R. corner just clear of the design.” Subsequent descriptions and PFC do not describe a corner crease, and it would be unusual for the left stamp cut from a strip of three to have a corner crease at the right. The adjoining stamps in the original strip had thins and a tear in 9R1E.
  • Blue Richmond Va. cds (Nov. 24)
Provenance:
  • J. C. Morgenthau sale 10/21/1919, sold as a strip of three, realized $270.
  • Alfred H. Caspary Collection, H.R. Harmer sale 1/16/1956, lot 184, sold as a strip (referred to as the “Warner” strip), realized $875 vs. $1,310 Scott value.
  • Siegel Sale 62 11/25/1969, lot 74, as a single, realized $6,200 vs. $5,000 Scott value.
  • Richard Wolffers sale 9/16/1976, lot 181, realized $12,500 vs. $8,250 Scott value.
  • Offered by Samuel Shaskan in 1991 with net price of $26,000 vs. $23,000 Scott value, purchased by Thurston Twigg-Smith.
  • Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection, Siegel Sale 835 4/10/2001, lot 21, realized $80,000 vs. $40,000 Scott value.
  • Scarsdale Collection, Siegel Sale 943, 10/4/2007, lot 2003 - realized $375,000 hammer versus $55,750 Scott value.
  • Natalee Grace Collection Siegel Sale 1024, 6/7/2012, lot 17 - unsold with $300,000-400,000 estimate
Certificates:
  • PFC?6716 (1956) “Genuine”.
  • PFC 55688 (1976) “Genuine” issued to Richard Wolffers.
  • PFC 371983 (2001) “Genuine”.
  • PFC 459178 (2007) "Genuine"
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