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Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
29
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 29, Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1), St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Positions 3/5, vertical pair, large even margins all around, crisp impression on deeply colored paper, light manuscript cancels, natural paper fold in top stamp, tiny corner margin crease at upper right not touching design

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).

6,000
8,500
30
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 30, Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1), St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1)St. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Greenish (11X1). Type II, Position 3, large margins on three sides, ample at left, cancelled by vivid red "St. Louis Feb. 19" circular datestamp, without the usual pen cancel, marvelous early impression on deep green paper

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."

2,750
8,500
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31
 
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 31, Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type II, Position 4, large even margins all around, sharp impression on fresh greenish paper, lightly cancelled by pen and tied by red "St. Louis Jan. 13" circular datestamp on small piece

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GREENISH PAPER.

With "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp.

2,500
5,500
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32
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 32, Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2), St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2)St. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, large margins all around, intense early and impression showing every detail with perfect clarity, fresh and bright paper, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 17" circular datestamp on 1845 folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, matching "Paid" handstamp, ms. "10" rate

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.

5,000
17,000
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33
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 33, Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)St. 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, large margins all around including sheet margin at bottom, sharp impression on deep green paper, two neat pen stroke cancels, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 18" circular datestamp, matching "Paid", ms. "10" rating on 1845 folded letter to Charnley & Whelen at Philadelphia

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

5,000
10,500
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34
c
Sale Number 824, Lot Number 34, Postmasters Provisionals (St. Louis Mo.)St. 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, two large margins, clear to touched at bottom and right, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Nov. 26" circular datestamp, matching "Paid", on 1845 folded letter to Mrs. Isabella Nisbet in Richmond Va., manuscript "10" rate

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.

5,000
11,000
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