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2012 Rarities of the World continued...

Postmasters Provisionals: St. Louis Mo. continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
46°   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, large margins to full, cancelled solely by unobtrusive strike of red circular datestamp at lower right

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPL E OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. DESIRABLE WITHOUT THE USUAL PEN CANCELLATION.

Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more.") (Image)

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8,000.00

SOLD for $17,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
47°   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type II, Position 4, clear margins all around, intense shade and impression, cancelled solely by red St. Louis circular datestamp, tiny scissors-cut mostly in margin at lower left not mentioned on accompanying certificate

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

With 1961 P.F. certificate. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more.") (Image)

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8,000.00

SOLD for $7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
48   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, large margins all around, cancelled solely by light strike of red circular datestamp, two thin spots, some overall toning, small fault at top

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER.

Last offered to the market in a 1970's Siegel sale. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more.") (Image)

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8,000.00

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
49° c ImageSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Gray Lilac (11X5). Type III, Position 6, large margins to clear at lower right, tied by manuscript cancel on 1846 folded letter to Galena Ill., red "St. Louis Mo. Oct. 20" circular datestamp and matching "PAID" handstamp, faint vertical file fold well away from stamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER WITH THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC.

Approximately two dozen covers are known with No. 11X5, including seven multiples or used with other stamps, leaving about 17 single frankings. Galena was more than 300 miles from St. Louis, so this 10c stamp pays the over-300 miles rate between midwestern post offices.

With 1966 P.F. certificate (Image)

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12,000.00

SOLD for $18,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
50°   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type I, Position 1, large margins to touched at left, bright shade and detailed impression, cancelled solely by red circular datestamp

FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED SOUND OFF-COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL WHICH IS CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE CIRCULAR DATESTAMP. A PHENOMENAL RARITY.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles. Of these, one in uncancelled and five have the red circular datestamp (three of which also have pen cancels). Of the two cancelled solely by the red circular datestamp, this is the only sound copy.

Ex Hind. Scott value is for a normally pen-cancelled stamp off cover (footnote states: "Values for used off-cover stamps are for pen-cancelled copies. Handstamp cancelled copies sell for much more.") (Image)

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50,000.00

SOLD for $40,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
51°   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type II, Position 3, large margins to just into frameline at left where margin slightly uneven, detailed impression, neat pen cancel leaves entire design clearly visible

FINE. A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT GRAY LILAC ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles.

Ex Earl of Crawford and Hind. (Image)

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50,000.00

SOLD for $35,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
52   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 20c Black on Gray Lilac (11X6). Type I, Position 1, three large to clear margins including left sheet margin, just into frameline at top, bright shade, single neat penstroke cancel, light creases

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON GRAY LILAC PAPER. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED SINGLE OFF COVER WITH THE SHEET MARGIN.

The census of 20c St. Louis Bears published in the Faiman catalogue (Bennett, Oct. 31, 2003) contains twelve off-cover singles. No others show the sheet margin, which is unusual since all come from sheet margin positions.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). Blue backstamp (Image)

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50,000.00

SOLD for $37,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
53   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Bluish (11X7). Type II retouched, Position 3, full margins to barely touched, cancelled by neat penstrokes, faint vertical crease at center

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 5c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five following lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction. Blue backstamp shows thru at bottom. (Image)

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11,000.00

SOLD for $9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
54   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Bluish (11X7). Type I retouched, Position 1, margins to just in, cancelled by bold strike of red "PAID" handstamp, slightly dry print, light crease at lower right

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 5c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five surrounding lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction. (Image)

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11,000.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
55   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 5c Black on Bluish (11X7). Type III, Position 5 with retouched ball in "5", large margins to just in, neat penstroke cancel, few faults including sealed tear at top center and repair at lower left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 5c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five surrounding lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction. (Image)

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11,000.00

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
56   ImageSt. Louis Mo., 10c Black on Bluish (11X8). Type II, Position 4, large margins to just clear, cancelled by two neat penstrokes, small ink erosion spot in top penstroke, small fault at lower left

FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT ST. LOUIS PROVISIONAL ON PELURE PAPER.

A survey of our Levi records and auction catalogues produced a tally of approximately 35 examples of the 10c Pelure off and on cover. The vast majority of these stamps has faults or margins cutting into the design.

Ex T. Cullen Davis ("Texas Collector", Siegel Sale 278). From our 1975 Rarities sale where offered with the five surrounding lots as part of a complete plate reconstruction. (Image)

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13,000.00

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

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