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Lot 545

U.S., Postmaster's Provisionals, St. Louis, MO., 1846, 10¢ Black on Gray Lilac on Cover, #11X5, type I, Position 2, ample to large margins except touched at right center and just clear at upper left, canceled by manuscript on 1846 Charnley & Whelan folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., red "St. Louis Mo. Mar 7" c.d.s. with matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "10" rating, very fine. Charnley & Whelan Find, Faiman, realized hammer $10,500 in 2007 auction. 2004 P.F. cert.
Scott $16,000. Choice early usage, only 29 covers with No. 11X5 are listed in the online census, including twelve multiples or uses with other denominations, leaving 17 single frankings .
Estimate $6,000-8,000.

Realized $7,188

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