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FILTER: Area=United States, Sub Area=U.S. Stamps, General=19th Century Issues, Issue/Country=U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 11X5, Symbol IN ("USED")
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2068, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type I, Position 2, large margins to just in at upper right, detailed impression, cancelled solely by red St. Louis circular datestamp, fresh and Fine, ex Faiman

12,500
3,250
United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-10-19
Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins
 
Sale Number 1227, Lot Number 2069, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, clear margins all around, cancelled solely by light strike of red circular datestamp, two small closed tears at top, Fine appearance, ex Faiman, with 1984 P.F. certificate

12,500
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-06-30
2020 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1224, Lot Number 14, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Types II/III, Positions 4/6, vertical pair, large margins all around, neat single line pen cancel, completely sound

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE LARGE-MARGINED SOUND PAIR OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.

The St. Louis “Bears” were issued by Postmaster John M. Wimer from November 1845 until the first United States General Issue became available in July 1847. The stamps were issued in three denominations -- 5c, 10c and 20c -- and were sold at a premium over face value to pay the costs of printing. All of the stamps were printed from a single copper plate of six subjects (2 x 3) engraved by J. M. Kershaw. The plate underwent two significant modifications. Philatelists identify each state of the plate as Plates 1, 2 and 3, but in fact the same piece of metal was used in each state. The different states of the plate reflect the substitution of two of the three 5c denominations in the left column for 20c denominations, and back again to three 5c. The right column, as demonstrated by this pair, was never altered and remained as 10c denominations throughout the life of the plate. Each engraving of the 10c design differs slightly, particularly in the lines underneath “Post Office” at bottom, which aids in identifying positions.

With 1985, 2007 and 2014 P.F. certificates. Scott value $29,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
18,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1080, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type II, Position 4, huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at left, light strike of red St. Louis circular datestamp and pen squiggle cancel, small filled-in thin spot at right center is barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

Ex Wingate. 1998 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies.

12,500
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2020-02-25
The Ambassador J. William Middendorf II Collection
 
Sale Number 1216, Lot Number 30, Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Vertical strip of three containing all three positions from the right vertical row of the plate, Positions 2/4/6, large margins to clear and just in at upper and lower right, neat single line pen cancel, top stamp trivial wrinkle and small surface rub -- neither mentioned on accompanying certificate

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED OFF-COVER STRIPS OF THREE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER’S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. A MAGNIFICENT SHOWPIECE.

The St. Louis “Bears” were issued by Postmaster John M. Wimer from November 1845 until the first United States General Issue became available in July 1847. The stamps were issued in three denominations -- 5c, 10c and 20c -- and were sold at a premium over face value to pay the costs of printing. All of the stamps were printed from a single copper plate of six subjects (2 x 3) engraved by J. M. Kershaw. The plate underwent two significant modifications. Philatelists identify each state of the plate as Plates 1, 2 and 3, but in fact the same piece of metal was used in each state. The different states of the plate reflect the substitution of two of the three 5c denominations in the left column for 20c denominations, and back again to three 5c. The right column, as demonstrated by this strip, was never altered and remained as 10c denominations throughout the life of the plate. Each engraving of the 10c design differs slightly, particularly in the lines underneath “Post Office” at bottom, which aids in identifying positions. This strip beautifully demonstrates the subtle differences in each position.

Ex Faiman and from our 1965 and 1979 Rarities of the World sales. With 1965 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $52,500.00.

History of the St. Louis provisionals: http://siegelauctions.com/enc/pdf/StLouis.pdf

E. 15,000-20,000
16,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1503, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, huge margins to ample at top, intense shade, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED HANDSTAMPED DATESTAMP.

Signed on back. With 2006 P.F. certificate. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp-cancelled copies sell for much more.")

12,500
27,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2018-04-11
The David Wingate Collection of United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1180, Lot Number 14, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type II, Position 4, huge margins to clear including part of adjoining stamp at left, light strike of red St. Louis circular datestamp and pen squiggle cancel, small filled-in thin spot at right center is barely noticeable

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

With 1998 P.F. certificate

12,500
2,600
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2017-10-24
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1166, Lot Number 547, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type II, Position 4, three large margins, close but clear at right, sharp impression, single pen-stroke cancel, tiny internal repair at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

An attractive example of the distinctive and rare St. Louis "Bears" provisional

12,500
3,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2016-05-31
2016 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1129, Lot Number 312, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type II, Position 4, clear margins all around, intense shade and impression, cancelled solely by red St. Louis circular datestamp, tiny scissors-cut mostly in margin at bottom left where also small crease of little consequence

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

With 1961 and 2012 P.F. certificates. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more.")

12,000
4,250
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2015-06-25
2015 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1106, Lot Number 3011, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, full margins, intense shade, cancelled solely by neat strike of red circular datestamp

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

With 1976 and 2003 P.F. certificates. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp-cancelled copies sell for much more.")

10,000
15,500
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