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|From City:||St Louis|
|Addressee:||Charnley & Whelen|
|No. of Stamps:||2.0|
|Plate Position:||4, 6|
Lot 50 St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 10¢ black on greenish (11X2), vertical pair, types II-III, position 4/6, mostly large margins, ample at top, cancelled by pen strokes and tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Feb. 14" c.d.s. on double rate 1846 folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, matching "Paid" and manuscript "20", additionally struck by straightline "MISSENT" and "New-York Feb. 24" c.d.s., both in a bright orange red, Extremely Fine, a beautiful showpiece. ¨Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 ¨¨A UNIQUE AND COLORFUL USAGE, THIS WAS THE FIRST COVER OF THE NEW CHARNLEY & WHELEN FIND TO BE ILLUSTRATED (PHILADELPHIA STAMP NEWS, OCTOBER 1912). ¨¨Expertization: 2003 P.F. Certificate. ¨¨The only recorded Bear cover with an auxiliary marking of any kind as well as the only Bear cover cancelled on Valentine's Day.
Matthew Bennett International sale 267 (Faiman)
PF # 401865
black on greenish
VERTICAL PAIR, TYPES II/III, POS.4/6, MANUSCRIPT CANCEL & RED ST. LOUIS MO. TOWN CANCEL, ON 1846 FL "MISSENT" TO NEW YORK (RED PMK) FORWARDED TO PHILADELPHIA.
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
It Is A Genuine Usage
Number 65 in the Faiman / Bennett census.
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