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|From City:||St Louis|
|Addressee:||Charnley & Whelen|
|Scott #:||11X6, 11X5|
|No. of Stamps:||2.0|
Lot 100 St. Louis, Mo., 1846, 20¢ and 10¢ black on gray lilac (11X6, 11X5), se-tenant pair, each type II, position 3-4 from the 2nd state of the plate, ample to large margins except outer frame line at left just shaved, tied by pen strokes and red "St. Louis Mo. May 31" c.d.s. on 1846 triple rate folded letter to Charnley & Whelen of Philadelphia, matching neat "Paid" and large manuscript "30" at upper right, Very Fine and very rare. ¨Scott $100,000 ¨¨THE UNIQUE 10¢/20¢ SE-TENANT PAIR ON COVER--THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FAIMAN COLLECTION AND A KEY PIECE TO AN IMPORTANT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL COLLECTION. ¨¨Expertization: 1985 P.F. Certificate. ¨¨Provenance: Pope.
Matthew Bennett International sale 267 (Faiman)
H R Harmer sale 503 Dec 13, 1848 (Charnley & Whelen original catalog) lot 35 realized 2600
SE-TENANT PAIR, 2ND STATE POSITIONS 3,4 ON FOLDED LETTER WITH ST. LOUIS, MO. MAY 31 CDS
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
It Is A Genuine Usage
Number 96 in the Faiman / Bennett census.St. Louis, Mo. 10c, 20c on Gray Lilac (11X5, 11X6). Se - Tenant Pair, Enormous margins except inner frame just touched at left, tied by ms. line and by Red "St Louis, Mo" pmk., matching Paid, ms "30", on neat folded 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" letter Probably Unique, A Lovely Example of one of the Rarest Postmaster Provisional covers
Siegel sale 267 (1964 rarities) lot 23 realized 7,250
Fox sale 419 (Pope, Dec 1, 1984) lot 57 realized 19,000
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