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    AN UNUSED 10¢ ST. LOUIS BEAR IN THE FINEST QUALITY

    St. Louis, Mo., 10c Black on gray lilac (11X5), type II, position 4; unused, large balanced margins, fresh color and paper, choice Extremely Fine.

    Scott $50,000


    Expertization: PSE Encapsulated graded 90
    Provenance: Isleham

    AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE 10¢ ON GRAY LILAC PAPER IN THE FINEST POSSIBLE CONDITION.

    In the great Faiman collection of St. Louis Bears, sold by Matthew Bennett October 31, 2003, with an astounding 100+ lots of these rare stamps, there was not one sound four-margined unused single. Nor was there one in the Weill sale of Postmaster's Provisional's (sold by Christies Oct 12, 1989). The PSE has graded a total of 3 unused "Bears" for all denominations and types and one of these is defective. We do not know of any unused "Bears" with the original gum. This example may very well be the finest unused "Bear" single extant.




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    Auction Dates
    August, 2009
    7th-11th Friday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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