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

5-COV-072

5-COV-072

Notes:
  • Typical Pale Blue Plate 1 Early color.
  • Cancelled by light red grid (no cds) on printed circular, notice of annual stockholders’ meeting of
  • Great Falls Manufacturing Co., dated July 12, 1851, addressed to Portsmouth N.H.
  • This is the second earliest recorded 7R1E usage.
Provenance:
  • Siegel?1969 Rarities #350 3/25/1969, lot 22, realized $7,000 vs. $5,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel #376 6/4/1970, lot 43, realized $5,000 vs. $5,500 Scott value.
  • Ex Lessmann, Siegel?#638 9/12/1984, lot 21, realized $9,500 vs. $31,000.
  • Ex William A. Kelley, Ivy sale 3/16/1989, lot 47, realized $11,500 vs. $32,500 Scott value, sold to Andrew Levitt.
  • Kelleher sale 10/24/1989, lot 282, unsold vs. $32,500 Scott value.
Certificates:
  • PFC?139494 (1984).
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