US 1846 Postmaster's Provisional Stamp 20c. St. Louis, MO. 11X3


US 1846 Postmaster's Provisional Stamp 20c. St. Louis, MO. 11X3


Series: Postmasters' Provisional Stamps
Issued Date: 01-11-1846 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 20c.

Catalogue No:-
Scott: 11X3
Michel: SL 3
Yvert: SL 3

Paper: Greenish
Perforation: Imperforate

Themes: Bears, Animals, Coats of Arms, Symbol

Description:- The St. Louis Bears are a set of Provisional stamps issued by the St. Louis Post office in 1845-46 to facilitate prepayment of postal fees at a time when the United States Post Office had not yet issued postage stamps for national use. St. Louis, whose postmaster, John M. Wimer, instigated the production, was one of eleven cities to produce such stamps. Bears were offered in three denominations: 5, 10 and 20; the earliest known postmark date on a stamp of the issue is November 13, 1845.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Bears