Census of 1c Blue, Type I (Scott 5)
- SBA is quoted in the Siegel 1975 Rarities catalogue as stating that the types were “destroyed” by being cut off at top. Description also vaguely states “few tiny creases & age toning spots” without specifying whether on the cover or on the strip (and, if on the strip, which stamps were affected). The catalogue photo is too fuzzy to discern.
- Tied by two clear strikes of blue “Skaneateles N.Y. Mar. 13” cds on cover to Dayton N.Y.
- Siegel 1975 Rarities, Sale 468, 3/25/1975, lot 19, realized $3,250 vs. $1,000-2,000 estimate.
- Siegel Sale 843, 2/27/2002, lot 585, $16,000 hammer versus $80,000 Scott value.