Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
Detail of Position 7R1E
- My personal examination of this item detected a small surface scuff at the lower left corner of 7R1E.
- A very large and ornate Valentine cover with original enclosure, addressed to Miss Eunice M. Chittenden, Westbrook Conn., with 12c postage paying the quadruple 3c rate. There are three 3c Brownish Carmine stamps in three corners, a pair of 1c (7/17R1E) at lower left and a single 3R1E?(Ty. Ib) on the back flap. The stamps on front are tied by four strikes of the black “Deep River Ct. Feb. 12” cds (the 1c on back is cancelled in pen). This is the only recorded 7R1E on a Valentine cover.
- This item has been owned by Dr. Hubert C. Skinner for many years, who acquired it from the Weills of New Orleans. For a detailed article about this cover, written by Dr. Skinner, see Chronicle 164 (November 1994).
- Siegel Sale 980, 12/9/2009, lot 2275 — “1c Type I has a small repair at bottom left corner, which is really just a touched up scuff spot, No. 5A with nick and tear at right, No. 8A with scrape and corner crease at bottom right, realized $45,000 versus $50,000-75,000 estimate.
- Siegel 2013 Rarities, Sale 1048, 6/25/2013, lot 222 - $50,000 hammer
- PFC 429309 "it is a genuine usage, Scott 5 with bottom left corner repair, Scott 5A, on flap, with nick and large vertical tear at right, and Scott 8A with scrape and corner crease at bottom right"