Lot# 3215 - Sales #3043-46

  • Lot# : 3215 1851-56 Issue (5-17)

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    5A, 1851 1c Blue, Type Ib, horizontal pair, positions 8-9R1E, tied by a red Cincinnati, Ohio circular datestamp on a newspaper wrapper to «Mr. H.B. Blackwell, Indianapolis Inda.," manuscript «Paid» at top right, stamps and wrapper with faults, 2008 PSE certificate (Scott $16,000 for used pair off-cover, $15,500 for position 8R1E on cover with no premium for red cancel)rnType Ib comes only from six positions on Plate 1 Early. Positions 6 and 8 are the best, while positions 3, 4, 5 and 9 are the less distinct examples. The recipient of this wrapper, Henry Browne Blackwell (May 4, 1825 - September 7, 1909), was one of the founders of Abraham Lincoln»s Republican Party and the American Woman Suffrage Association. He was also the brother of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree in the US, and the husband of Lucy Stone, an important advocate for woman's rights in the 1840's until her death in 1893.
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
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