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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale - 1219

The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality United States Stamps

Postmasters' Provisionals
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1 c ImageSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type II, Position 4, large margins to barely touching frameline at right, intense early shade and impression showing every detail with perfect clarity, tied by "St. Louis Mo. Dec. 16" (1845) circular datestamp on folded letter to Charnley & Whelen in Philadelphia, matching "PAID" handstamp, manuscript "10" rate, fresh in every respect

VERY FINE AND CHOICE STAMP AND COVER. RARELY SEEN TIED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP AND WITHOUT A PEN CANCEL. A BEAUTIFUL ST. LOUIS "BEARS" PROVISIONAL COVER FROM THE FAMOUS CHARNLEY & WHELEN CORRESPONDENCE.

The St. Louis "Bears" were issued by Postmaster John M. Wimer from November 1845 until the first United States General Issue became available in July 1847. The stamps were issued in three denominations -- 5c and 10c at first and a 20c denomination later -- and were sold at a premium over face value to pay the cost of printing.

With 2017 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for cover with usual pen cancellation (Image)

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$ 14,000.00


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2 c ImageSt. Louis, Missouri, 10c Black on Greenish (11X2). Type I, Position 2, full top right corner sheet margins with large margin at left and just in at bottom, without pen cancellation and tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jun. 28" (1846) circular datestamp, matching "PAID" handstamp and manuscript "10" rate on folded cover to New York, stamp affixed by sender over a wrinkle in lettersheet which does not affect stamp

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT CORNER-MARGIN COPY OF THE ST. LOUIS 10-CENT "BEARS" PROVISIONAL ON COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE CANCELLED SOLELY BY THE RED CIRCULAR DATESTAMP.

Ex Hessel and Clippert. With 1976 and 2019 P.F. certificates. Scott Retail for a cover with usual pen cancellation (Image)

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$ 14,000.00


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