Sale 862 — The D.K. Collection of U.S. Carriers & Locals

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — Carrier Departments (St. Louis Mo.)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
49
ng
Sale 862, Lot 49, Carrier Departments (St. Louis Mo.)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Black (8LB1). Type I, unused (no gum), large margins all around with outer framelines complete on all four sides, intense shade and impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE FINEST OF THE FOURTEEN RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE ST. LOUIS 2-CENT BLACK CARRIER STAMP. ONLY TWO OF THE FIVE RECORDED TYPE I, SCOTT 8LB1, ARE SOUND.

Our census of the St. Louis 8LB1-8LB2 carrier stamps contains 11 unused and 3 used stamps (none is known on cover). Of the 14 recorded, only 5 are Type I. This stamp has the largest margins of all sound examples of either 8LB1 or 8LB2.

Ex Caspary, Boker and Golden. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $7,000.00.

E. 7,500-10,000
6,750
50
ng
Sale 862, Lot 50, Carrier Departments (St. Louis Mo.)U.S. Penny Post, St. Louis Mo., 2c Black (8LB2). Type II, unused (no gum), large margins clear of outer framelines on three sides and just touching extreme outer line at left, intense shade and impression

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE TWO FINEST SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE FOURTEEN RECORDED ST. LOUIS CARRIER STAMPS.

Only 6 of the 13 recorded 8LB1 or 8LB2 stamps are sound. Two are Type I (8LB1) and four are Type II (8LB2).

Ex Redfield and Golden.

With 1972 Friedl certificate signed by Bloch and Boker, and with 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail $5,500.00.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,750
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