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Lot 4

11X2, St. Louis, MO, 1845 10c Black on Greenish, vertical pair (positions 2, 4), margins all around, tied by red "St. Louis Mo. Jan 28" datestamp to 1846 folded letter to Philadelphia (Charnley & Whelan correspondence), manuscript "20" and red "Paid" handstamp at right, top stamp diagonal crease at top left and stamps lifted and re-affixed (not mentioned on certificate), extremely fine appearance, one of the most attractive St. Louis Bears multiples on cover in our opinion, USPCS Census #21147, 2022 Philatelic Foundation certificate (Scott $22,500) Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 967, 1955) Rarities of the World (R.A. Siegel Sale 596, 1982)