Lot Details

LOT# : 4
Date: June 24, 2022

St. Louis, MO

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)
Starting Price: $5,000
Hammer Price: $13,000