Sale 824 — 2000 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 13 May, 2000

Category — Locals (F thru T)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
422
c
Sale 824, Lot 422, Locals (F thru T)St. Louis City Delivery Co., St. Louis Mo., (1c) Red, Perf 12 (131L1). Tied by grid with "St. Louis City Delivery, 506 Olive St. Jan. 24, 1883" sawtooth double-circle datestamp on wrapper to local street address, Very Fine, the St. Louis City Delivery stamp is extremely rare used on cover -- an example was absent from the Middendorf and Golden collections -- accompanied by a one-page letter from Warren P. Edgarton, Inspector for the U.S. Post Office Department, to John K. Tiffany, dated May 10, 1883, describing the illegal post and its suppression by the U.S. attorney -- ex Malcolm, signed Sloane

E. 1,000-1,500
2,500