Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
- The top has been trimmed to remove a tiny tear in the ample top margin. Up to 1994 the stamp had been described as having a tiny tear at top right.
- The last record of sale in this condition was by Superior on 6/28/1993. Thereafter, the stamp appeared with the top margin trimmed. No mention of the
- tear was made in a subsequently-issued 1994 PFC.
- Perhaps if the two original PFC’s had stated more explicitly that the tiny tear was not near the design, the reduction of the top margin would not have occurred.
- Double strike of an indistinct black cds, showing four dots in the shape of a square on Franklin’s head.
- Metro sale 2/27/1977, lot 9A, realized $6,100 (possibly not sold) vs. $8,500?Scott value.
- Sotheby Parke Bernet sale 5/25/1977, lot 7A, realized $8,500 vs. $8,500?Scott value.
- Ex James M. Welch, Siegel #683 9/11/1987, lot 18, realized $10,500 vs. $22,500 Scott value
- Superior sale 6/28/1993, lot 80, realized $7,100 vs. $17,500?Scott value.
- Top margin trimmed after Superior sale.
- Ivy &?Mader sale 12/17/1994, lot 42, description notes “signed Raymond H. Weill”, realized $9,500 vs. $17,500 Scott value.
- Bennett sale 2/9/1997, lot 1047, realized $18,500 vs. $29,000 Scott value.
- Nutmeg sale 10/20/1998, lot 33, described “showing full scrolls, a sound copy”.
- PFC 12689 (1960) and 267318 (1992), both noting tiny tear at upper right in margin.
- PFC 283794 (1994), after top was trimmed, removing the tear.