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Sale 1188 — United States Stamp Treasures: The William H. Gross Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday, 3 October, 2018

Category — 1c 1851-56 Issue, including Rare Types and Complete Pane

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
31°
c
Sale Number 1188, Lot Number 31, 1c 1851-56 Issue, including Rare Types and Complete Pane, A sound, four-margin and unusually beautiful example of the rare and coveted 1851 1¢ Blue Type I--Position 7R1E, Scott 5--paying the printed matter rate on a blue circular with complementary blue Philadelphia datestamp cancel

DESCRIPTION

1¢ Blue, Type I (5), Position 7R1E, beautiful bright Plate 1 Early color and sharp impression, full to large margins showing trace of Position 8R1E at right, only the tips of the upper left side ornaments are shaved (and barely so), lightly tied by blue “Philadelphia Pa. 1 Paid Feb. [day]” (1852) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded printed First Annual Report of the United States Life Insurance, Annuity & Trust Company with beautiful two-tone illustration of building on inside, also printed on a large part of address panel, neatly addressed to J. F. Van Nort in Newburgh, New York

PROVENANCE

* Alfred H. Caspary, H. R. Harmer sale, 1/16-18/1956, lot 186, to “K.E.”

* J. David Baker, Siegel Auction Galleries, 4/24/1968, Sale 333, lot 612, to Vogel

* Raymond Vogel, Siegel Auction Galleries, 12/7/2010, Sale 998, lot 1, to William H. Gross

CENSUS, LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION REFERENCES

* Wagshal census no. 5-COV-074

* https://siegelauctions.com/census/us/scott/5

* ANPHILEX 1996, Alumni Exhibits (Vogel)

CERTIFICATION

* The Philatelic Foundation (2011)

CONDITION NOTES

* Extremely Fine stamp and folded circular with horizontal fold at top well clear of stamp

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E. 75,000-100,000
62,500
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