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

5-COV-074

5-COV-074

5-COV-074

5-COV-074

Notes:
  • 7R1E tied by blue “Philadelphia Pa. Feb.” cds on 1852 printed annual report of U.S. Life Insurance Co., circular rate to Newburgh N.Y.
  • Stamp has been described as Dark Blue shade
Provenance:
  • An original find sold to dealer Ezra Cole in 1930 for $375. Cole sold it to William S. White, later repurchased it for $1,000 and sold it to Alfred H. Caspary for $1,250.
  • Ex Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale 1/16/1956, lot 186, realized $2,600 vs. $1,500+?Scott value.
  • Siegel #194 10/11/1956, lot 146, realized $2,050 vs. $1,500 Scott value.
  • Siegel #333 4/24/1968, lot 612, realized $5,250 vs. $4,500 Scott value.
  • Raymond Vogel Collection, Siegel Sale 998, 12/7/2010, lot 1 - $105,000 hammer versus $95,000 Scott value.
  • William H. Gross Collection, Siegel Sale 1188, 10/3/2018, lot 31 - $62,500 hammer
Certificates:
  • PFC 494490 "it is a genuine usage"
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