Lot 2045 oNew York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature, neat red arched "Paid" cancel, full well balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate Graded (VF-XF 85).
Scott No. 9X1e $900.
Lot 2046 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish, position 5, large margins to just touched at bottom, canceled solely by small part of red cds, small thin spot top right, horizontal crease ended in small tear, F.-V.F. appearance; with 1954 & 2007 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 11X1 $8,000.
THE 5¢ ON GRAY LILAC PAPER IS ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE ST. LOUIS POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONALS, THIS BEING PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE CANCELED SOLELY BY RED CDS.