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|From City:||St Louis|
|To City:||New Orleans|
|Addressee:||J. L. P. Gilly|
|No. of Stamps:||1.0|
Lot 46 St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 10¢ black on greenish (11X2), type II, position 4, mostly large margins, closer at bottom, barely cancelled by pen, on 1845 folded letter to New Orleans, red "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 1" c.d.s. at far left and twice struck "Paid" opposite stamp, contents and address in blue ink in addition to "PD"; cover with some wear and small water stain at lower left, stamp with small horizontal crease at right, Fine and rare usage. ¨Scott $7,750 ¨¨THE ONLY RECORDED ST. LOUIS BEAR COVER TO LOUISIANA. ¨¨Even with the close commercial ties between St. Louis and New Orleans, the fast line of steamers being run between Louisville, Ky. and St. Louis made it easier for a St. Louis merchant to send any communications for New Orleans through Louisville correspondents, who were actually in closer communication with New Orleans by river. In this period, Missouri letters sent directly to New Orleans were the exception.
Matthew Bennett International sale 267 (Faiman)
Number 15 in the Faiman / Bennett census.
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