Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
- Crease between stamps that does not touch the 7R1E, but touches extreme left side of 8R. [Condition based on personal examination by Scott R. Trepel in July 2001].
- Tied by two strikes of black “New Haven Conn.?Mar.”?cds. The circular is dated Feb. 25, 1852, soliciting contributions to the Linonian Society of Yale University.
- This is the only known cover bearing a pair of 1c 1851 stamps, one of which is 7R1E. The use of this pair is particularly scarce and desirable. The 2c postage pays the over-500 miles unsealed circular rate, examples of which are rare. Printed circulars generally were not the type of mail that was saved, and most circulars were mailed within a 500-mile radius, which required only 1c postage. Even without the 7R1E, this cover is an unusual postal usage. It is also the only known 7R1E cover with any 2c rate.
- Ex Oscar A. Schenck, Harmer Rooke sale 10/17/1950, lot 70, realized $1,150 vs. $1,700+?Scott value.
- Ex Mortimer L. Neinken.
- Jerome S. Wagshal collection, Siegel Sale 994, 9/30/2010, lot 620 - realized $57,500 hammer versus $75,000-100,000 estimate
- PFC 491338 "IT IS A GENUINE USAGE, THE SCOTT 5 WITH AN INTERNAL DIAGONAL CREASE THROUGH FRANKLIN'S HEAD AND ADDITIONAL SMALL FAULTS; THE SCOTT 5A SLIGHTLY AFFECTED AT LEFT BY A VERTICAL CREASE MOSTLY BETWEEN THE STAMPS."