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General/Issue
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Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
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 14, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Type III, Position 6, three full margins, in at bottom, sharp impression on deeply blued paper, without pen cancellation, cancelled only by a red handstamp, trivial paper wrinkling at top but none of the usual faults found on this thin paper

FINE. AN ESSENTIALLY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER, CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED HANDSTAMP. THE STAMPS ON PELURE PAPER ARE THE RAREST OF THE ST. LOUIS "BEARS".

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a total of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps have faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex Hoffman. With 1990 P.S.E. certificate. Scott value $15,000.00 for 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.")

15,000
9,500
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 31, Postmasters' Provisionals: New York N.Y. thru St. Louis Mo.St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Type I, Position 2 with enormous top right corner sheet margins showing edge of the plate, large left margin and originally a large margin at bottom except a sizeable nick has been torn from the stamp, cancelled by manuscript numeral “10” rate and part of red handstamp at the top left, sharp impression

A REMARKABLE CORNER SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE RARE ST. LOUIS “BEARS”

10-CENT PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps have faults or margins cutting into the design. The stamp offered here is extraordinary as a full corner sheet-margin example, and its appearance could be vastly improved with some skillful restoration of the defect at bottom.

Ex Pope and Wagshal. With 1962 and 2010 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail $15,000.00, but footnote states: “Values of Nos. 11X7-11X8a, on and off cover, reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell fo considerably more.”

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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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 17, 1845 Postmasters' Provisionals (Scott 5X1-11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Type III, Position 6, large even margins all around, intense shade and impression on crisp paper, light horizontal penstroke cancel leaves design clearly visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE 10-CENT ON PELURE PAPER IS ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL ST. LOUIS BEAR PROVISIONALS TO OBTAIN IN SOUND CONDITION WITH WIDE MARGINS. THIS STAMP IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps have faults, many severe, or margins cutting into the design. This is one of the finest we have encountered. This is also the first we have offered since 2013.

Ex Twigg-Smith. Signed in pencil and with light blue backstamp. With 1953 and 1991 P.F. certificates

15,000
27,000
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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 25, Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Type II, Position 4, large margins to just clear, cancelled by two neat penstrokes, small ink erosion spot in top penstroke, small fault at lower left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority have faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five surrounding lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction.

15,000
7,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2013-06-25
2013 Rarities of the World
 
Sale Number 1048, Lot Number 210, Postmasters` ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Plure (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Plure (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Plure (11X8). Type I, Position 2, large to ample margins, manuscript numeral "10" cancel, light diagonal crease at bottom right

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps have faults, many severe, or margins cutting into the design. This is one of the finest we have encountered, and it is especially desirable with the numeral "10" manuscript cancel.

With 2012 P.F. certificate

13,000
23,000
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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 56, Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo.St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8). Type II, Position 4, large margins to just clear, cancelled by two neat penstrokes, small ink erosion spot in top penstroke, small fault at lower left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five surrounding lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction.

13,000
3,250
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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 57, Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo.St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8). Type I, Position 2, large margins to clear, cancelled by neat penstrokes, vertical crease causing some slight splitting and tear at top, small nick at right, light diagonal creases

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five surrounding lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction.

13,000
2,300
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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 58, Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo.St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8). Type III, Position 6, ample margins to just touched, slipped print impression, tied on small piece by penstrokes, some slight soiling, vertical crease at left ending in tear at top, small tear at top right

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five previous lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction.

13,000
2,300
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2010-09-29
The Wagshal Collection, Part 1: 1845-69 Issues
 
Sale Number 993, Lot Number 17, St. Louis Bears Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Type II, Position 4 with large right sheet margin and full even margins on other sides, neat manuscript cancel and part of red St. Louis circular datestamp at bottom, light impression on bright fresh paper, essentially sound with only some slight wrinkles and a corner crease in the sheet margin at upper right (really unworthy of mention and not noted on certificate)

EXTREMELY FINE. QUITE POSSIBLY THE FINEST EXAMPLE EXTANT OF THE RARE ST. LOUIS "BEARS" 10-CENT PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design. The stamp offered here is extraordinary, both for the intact wide sheet margin and its sound condition.

Ex Pope. With 1962 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $13,000.00, but footnote states: "Values of Nos. 11X7-11X8a, on and off cover, reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell fo considerably more."

E. 15,000-20,000
10,000
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United States
U.S. Stamps
19th Century Issues
U.S. Postmasters' Provisionals
2010-09-29
The Wagshal Collection, Part 1: 1845-69 Issues
 
Sale Number 993, Lot Number 18, St. Louis Bears Postmasters ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish Pelure (11X8). Type III, Position 6, ample margins on three sides and just shaved along outer frameline at top, deep impression on fresh paper, accompanying certificate states "faintly cancelled" but we cannot detect any evidence of a cancellation (faint or removed) in fluid, under magnification or with a UV lamp -- uncancelled examples of St. Louis "Bears" are known, and this might be one of them -- essentially sound with a trace of a tiny wrinkle/crease at the bottom center, which only "flashes" when drying

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES KNOWN OF THE RARE ST. LOUIS "BEARS" 10-CENT PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design. The stamp offered here is essentially sound and one of the most beautiful examples extant.

Ex Pope. With 1985 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $13,000.00, but footnote states: "Values of Nos. 11X7-11X8a, on and off cover, reflect the usual poor condition of these stamps, which were printed on fragile pelure paper. Attractive examples with minor defects sell fo considerably more."

E. 15,000-20,000
8,500
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