Lot 1047 oNew York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, horizontal pair, positions 39-40, blue manuscript cancels, ample to huge margins, wonderful early impression and color, Very Fine and choice; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1 $1,500.
Lot 1048Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant, complete sheet of 12, full o.g. (small natural gum crease at top right not mentioned on cert.), strong color and impression, particularly fresh, Very Fine; with 1964 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10X2a $5,500.
A VERY SCARCE COMPLETE SHEET OF THE PROVIDENCE, R.I. POSTMASTER PROVISIONAL.
Lot 1049St. Louis, Mo., 10¢ black on greenish, vertical strip of three, types I-II-III, positions 2/4/6, uncancelled, mostly large margins except touched at lower right, on blue 1846 Charnley & Whelen folded letter to Philadelphia Pa. paying triple the 10¢ letter rate per ½ oz. for over 300 miles, red "St. Louis Mo. Mar 3" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with manuscript manuscript "30" cent rating at upper right; bottom stamp with pressed file crease, middle stamp with minute closed tear in left margin, Very Fine appearance, ex-Lilly, Faiman; with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11X2 Estimate $75,000 - 100,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO COVERS BEARING A STRIP OF THREE OF THE 10¢ ON GREENISH, THIS BEING ONLY RECORDED UNCANCELLED STRIP OF THREE ON OR OFF-COVER.
There are a total of three strips of three of the 10¢ on greenish comprising:
1. Off cover, ex- Faiman (lot 41).
2. Uncancelled on Charney & Whelen folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., ex-Lilly, Faiman, the cover offered here.
3. Cancelled by red St. Louis cds on Charney & Whelen folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., ex-Emerson, Caspary.
The unique strip offered here is the only uncancelled strip of three of any denomination, and the largest known uncancelled multiple of the St. Louis Bear issue.