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

5-COV-087

5-COV-087

5-COV-087

5-COV-087

Notes:
  • 5mm tear in top margin into S of POSTAGE. Bottom stamp repaired. Spot on Pos. 17R.
  • Bright red grid on each stamp, somewhat smudged, tying the strip on folded cover to Philadelphia with red “Louisville & Cincinnati Mail Line March 8” route agent’s balloon-style cds. A piece of the bottom stamp (Ty. II) has been replaced. In its present state, the letter is a blank piece of folded paper with no interior writing.
Provenance:
  • Ex Dr. Carroll Chase, Kelleher sale 5/22/1925, lot 86, realized $311, described with small tear in top stamp 7R1E and corner added to bottom stamp.
  • John A. Fox sale 4/15/1954, lot 65, realized $950 vs. $2,000 Scott value.
  • H. R. Harmer sale 1/24/1968, realized $1,800 vs. $6,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel 1970 Rarities, Sale 371, 3/24/1970, lot 33, realized $2,100 vs. $7,500 Scott value, no mention of faults in description.
  • Ex Ishikawa 1c 1851-57 collection, Sotheby Parke Bernet sale 9/23/1980, lot 20, realized $36,000 vs. $30,000 Scott value.
  • Reported to be ex Roland Cipolla, but not included in the 4/5/1983 Reiger sale or in the Classics Society photocopy of his collection.
  • John W. Kaufmann sale 3/28/1985, lot 430, realized $23,000 vs. $60,000 Scott value.
  • Siegel 1991 Rarities, Sale 737, 4/20/1991, lot 245, hammered at $21,000 vs. $48,500+ Scott value to Dr. Leonard A. Kapiloff.
  • Siegel 2008 Rarities, Sale 958, 6/7/2008, lot 527 - $40,000 hammer versus $40,000-50,000 estimate.
Certificates:
  • PFC 466252 "IT IS A GENUINE USAGE, THE TYPE I STAMP WITH A VERTICAL TEAR AT TOP INTO THE "S" OF "POSTAGE"; THE TYPE II STAMP WITH A PORTION REPLACED AT LOWER LEFT; THE COVER HINGE REINFORCED ALONG THE FOLDS"
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