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|From City:||St Louis|
|Addressee:||Charnley & Whelen|
|Scott #:||11X2, 11X2|
|No. of Stamps:||2.0|
Lot 42 St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 10¢ black on greenish (11X2), vertical pair, types I-II, position 2/4, huge sheet margins top & right, large elsewhere, handsome color, tied by single bold vertical pen stroke and bits of red ink from postmark, on double rate 1845 folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, red "St. Louis Mo. Nov. 16" c.d.s. and matching bold "Paid" handstamp opposite "20" rate in pen, nearly invisible closed tear in selvage, clear of frame line of bottom stamp, still an Extremely Fine and magnificent pair. ¨Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 ¨¨THE ONLY BEAR MULTIPLE WITH FULL CORNER SHEET MARGINS ON A FULL COVER. ¨¨Expertization: 1988 P.F. Certificate. ¨¨Provenance: Sweet, Klep.
Matthew Bennett International sale 267 (Faiman) lot 42
This folded letter is the second earliest recorded date of usage for any St. Louis Bear provisional (along with two other Nov. 16 covers). The earliest recorded date is Nov. 12, 1845 from the Charnley & Whelan correspondence. ¨¨Census No. 3 from the Bennett listing of St. Louis Bears used on cover in the Faiman catalog. Realized $29,900
Matthew Bennett International sale 324 lot 1019
black on greenish
VERTICAL PAIR POS. 2, 4 (TYPES I, II), MS. CANCELLATION ST. LOUIS NOV. 16 (1845) PMK. ON FL TO PHILADELPHIA.
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
It Is A Genuine Usage STAMPS WITH A LARGE TEAR AT RIGHT
Number 3 in the Faiman / Bennett census.
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