EXTREMELY FINE PAIR OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER. MULTIPLES OF THE 5-CENT ARE VERY RARE.
"W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp. Ex Caspary and Concord (1994 Rarities sale).
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER. RARELY SEEN CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.
Scott footnote to 11X1-11X8 reads: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more."
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.
With "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp.
EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A SUPERB STAMP ON A COLORFUL FRESH COVER. RARELY SEEN TIED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP AND WITHOUT A PEN CANCEL. ONE OF THE CHOICEST ST. LOUIS "BEAR" PROVISIONAL COVERS FROM THE FAMOUS CHARNLEY & WHELEN CORRESPONDENCE.
Offered to the market for the first time since the 1948 Charnley & Whelen auction.
EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT PROVISIONAL TIED ON COVER BY THE RED ST. LOUIS DATESTAMP.
With 1972 P.F. certificate
A VERY FINE COVER. RARE WITH THE ST. LOUIS "BEAR" CANCELLED AND TIED SOLELY BY THE RED DATESTAMP. POSTMARKED WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF ISSUE.
The first day use of a St. Louis provisional is November 13, 1845, which is represented by one 10c cover from the Charnley & Whelen correspondence. It is interesting to note that the sender of the cover offered here is William Nisbet, from whom much of the Charnley & Whelen correspondence originated.
Ex Sanford and Deats. Illustrated in an 1895 article in Mekeel's. With 1991 P.S.E. certificate.