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Sale 1215 — United States Postal History and Confederate States

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 17-18 December, 2019

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2209
c
Sale Number 1215, Lot Number 2209, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type III, Position 6, three large margins, in at right, cancelled by penstrokes and tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jul. 2" (1846) circular datestamp on folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, red "PAID" handstamp, manuscript "10", "via Terre Haute" sender's routing instructions at lower left

FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL SPECIFICALLY ROUTED VIA TERRE HAUTE. A REMARKABLE COVER.

The contents read in part "We now have 2 Mails pr. day going East, this we send by the new route which they say is the quickest, by this evening's mail we will remit you Sunday Bank Notes &c for our Co." The sender, Wm. Nisbet & Co., sent a second cover the same day via the more established route via Louisville.

Ex Pope and Faiman.

14,000
4,000
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