My first sweep over this had it as a galaxy with a star superposed. Then, I took a second look at it and concluded that it was just two stars. However, during the IC NED load in 2005, I found that the northern "star" is a 2MASS extended source as well as a MAPS galaxy.
So, looking at DSS2, and comparing it with the print of the original plate, it is clear that the IC object is a galaxy with a star about 25 arcsec to the southeast. I suspect I had the wrong objects on the POSS1 prints the first time around, and misinterpreted the overexposed images the second time around. I hope I have it right now -- spectra of these things will tell.
SDSS clearly shows the northern object to be an Sab galaxy with a redshift of 0.0714, and the southern object to be a Galactic star.