Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
- Siegel description states “left ball just touched by tiny nick and minute sealed pre-use tear”
- Blue grid ties 7R1E and vertical pair of 90/100R1E (sheet margin at bottom and right, bottom stamp creased before use), making up 3c rate on small white (slightly yellowed) cover addressed in what appears to be a woman’s handwriting to Keene Ky. Matching blue “Springfield Ill. Mar. 4” cds (1852).
- Ex William West, Ward sale 4/26/1943, lot 302, realized $375 vs. $2,025 Scott value.
- Ex Harold W. Stark, 1955 sale by Ward.
- Sold by SBA to George H. Alten in November 1955 for $1,500.
- Siegel Sale 784 10/29/1996, lot 2036, realized $32,500 vs. $20,000-30,000 estimate.
- Ex “Sevenoaks”, Siegel #799 5/9/1998, lot 64, realized $40,000 vs. $25,000-35,000 estimate.
- William H. Gross Collection