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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 2023/01/01, Catalogue = 11X6, Symbol IN ("USED")
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Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2021-04-29
The Gary Petersen Collection of Important United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 1234, Lot Number 12, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, three ample to huge margins, in at left, light diagonal manuscript pen stroke cancels

VERY GOOD. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

Very few sound examples of the 20c on Gray Lilac paper exist. This example, in sound condition with large margins at top and bottom and an unobtrusive cancel is highly desirable.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate

60,000
24,000
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 15, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type I, Position 1, full margins to just barely into frameline at lower right, cancelled solely by the red St. Louis datestamp at lower right, faint diagonal crease at bottom right

FINE APPEARANCE. OUR RECORDS INDICATE ONLY TWO OTHER EXAMPLES OF THE 20-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER EXIST OFF COVER WITH A RED TOWN DATESTAMP AND WITHOUT A PEN CANCEL.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles. Virtually all have pen cancels.

Ex Ferrary. With 1967 and 1997 P.F. certificates

60,000
23,000
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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 313, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, large margins to just into frameline at left where margin slightly uneven, detailed impression, neat pen cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles.

Ex Earl of Crawford and Hind. With 2012 P.F. certificate

60,000
30,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2014-10-21
The William Fekete Collection
 
Sale Number 1082, Lot Number 318, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, full margins to just into framelines at left, manuscript cancel, filled thin spots

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS "BEARS" POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

Our census of St. Louis 20c on Gray Lilac (11X6) contains approximately 50 examples on or off cover (including multiples). With 1986 P.F. certificate

50,000
15,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 23, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis, Missouri, 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type I, Position 1, large margins to full, detailed impression, unobtrusive manuscript cancel, tiny scissors cut in top right margin well clear of frameline (could be trimmed to leave a full margin)

EXTREMELY FINE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS "BEARS" POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL IN EXISTENCE. THIS IS A DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN WITH FOUR MARGINS AND IN SOUND CONDITION.

Our census of St. Louis 20c on Gray Lilac (11X6) contains approximately 50 examples on or off cover (including multiples). Of the 30 or so off-cover stamps, only seven have four full margins. There are probably four or five four-margin sound stamps, such as the one offered here.

Ex Caspary, B. D. Phillips, Weill Stock and Dr. Maffeo. Colson's small "W.H.C." backstamp. With 1984 P.F. certificate (does not mention scissors-cut).

50,000
85,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 50, Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo.St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type I, Position 1, large margins to touched at left, bright shade and detailed impression, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp

FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED SOUND OFF-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WHICH IS CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles. Of these, one in uncancelled and five have the red circular datestamp (three of which also have pen cancels). Of the two cancelled solely by the red circular datestamp, this is the only sound copy.

Ex Hind. 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.")

50,000
38,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 51, Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo.St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, large margins to just into frameline at left where margin slightly uneven, detailed impression, neat pen cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles.

Ex Earl of Crawford and Hind.

50,000
35,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2012-06-26
2012 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 52, Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo.St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type I, Position 1, three large to clear margins including left sheet margin, just into frameline at top, bright shade, single neat penstroke cancel, light creases

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED SINGLE OFF COVER WITH THE SHEET MARGIN.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles. No others show the sheet margin, which is unusual since all come from sheet margin positions.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). Blue backstamp

50,000
37,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2007-11-12
United States Stamps
 
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 129, Postmasters` ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, three ample to huge margins, in at left, light diagonal ms. pen stroke cancels

VERY GOOD. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

Very few sound examples of the 20c on Gray Lilac paper exist.

45,000
42,500
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2001-04-10
The Thurston Twigg-Smith Collection of Superb Used U.S. Stamps
 
Sale Number 835, Lot Number 10, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6), St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6)St. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, huge margins on three sides, full at left, crisp impression on fresh paper, cancelled by two neat vertical penstrokes

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GRAY PAPER. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF THE POSTMASTERS' PROVISIONALS.

Acquired by the owner in our 1995 Rarities sale for $17,000 hammer. The Scott Catalogue value for this rarity has not been changed since 1995, although many other classic issues have risen appreciably during the same period. This may be due to the extremely infrequent auction offerings of the 20c St. Louis provisional.

With 1987 P.F. certificate.

13,500
21,000
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