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

5-COV-081

5-COV-081

Notes:
  • 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.
Provenance:
  • 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.
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