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Sale 846 — 2002 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 18 May, 2002

Category — Carriers Stamps

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2404
c
Sale Number 846, Lot Number 2404, Carriers StampsU.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3), U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Blue (8LB3). Large to huge margins except touched at bottom left, tied by framed "1 ct" handstamp with second strike at left on cover to "Miss St. Denis, Corner Plum & 3rd (at Mr. L'Hussieur), St. Louis Mo.", small mend in backflap

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FOUR COVERS KNOWN WITH THE RARE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLUE CARRIER STAMP. THIS COVER IS THE FINEST OF THE THREE TIED EXAMPLES. A REMARKABLE AND OUTSTANDING CARRIER USAGE.

The description for lot 2403 contains a complete record of the 8LB3 examples known to us. Of the three tied usages, one has a stamp that is cut to the shape of the design (No. 5 on the list), and the other has a stamp with faults (No. 2). This small cover with a sound four-margin stamp is arguably the finest of all known examples.

Ex C. Corwith Wagner

E. 30,000-40,000
52,500
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