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

5-COV-077

5-COV-077

Notes:
  • 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).
Provenance:
  • 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
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