Sale 1197 — United States Stamps

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 14-15 March, 2019

Category — Postmasters' Provisionals

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1503
 
Sale 1197, Lot 1503, Postmasters' ProvisionalsSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, huge margins to ample at top, intense shade, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE SOUND LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS "BEARS" POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED HANDSTAMPED DATESTAMP.

Signed on back. With 2006 P.F. certificate. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp-cancelled copies sell for much more.")

12,500
27,000