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|From City:||St Louis|
|To City:||Jefferson City|
|Addressee:||Benjamin F. Hickman|
|No. of Stamps:||1.0|
Lot 23 St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish (11X1), bottom margin single, type III, position 5, large to gigantic margins except touching upper left, and without the usual pen cancel, beautifully tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jan. 10" c.d.s. on 1846 folded letter to Jefferson City, matching "Paid" with manuscript "Paid "and "5". Very Fine and choice. ¨Scott $10,000 ¨¨Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate. ¨¨Provenance: Moody, Caspary, Pope. ¨¨The letter is from John F. Darly, who also corresponded with William Pettus.
Matthew Bennett International sale 267 (Faiman)
H R. Harmer sale 967 Nov 15, 1955 (Alfred H. Caspary) lot 130
Number 41 in the Faiman / Bennett census.
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