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Sale 56: The Westpex Sale

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Lots 2755-2760

Lot 2755    

Airmail "Firsts" Cover Collection, over 50 covers in hand-crafted pages in two albums; includes many pioneer flight including the 1912-13 McLeansboro, Ills. flights, #C2 & C3 first flight usages, other firsts including 1919 first shore-to-ship, 1924 first round-the-world flight and the 1938 first Howard Hughes round-the-world flight; a nice group of flights.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $2,300

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Lot 2756    

Smithsonian Milestones of Flight Covers, 1972-1981, complete set of #1-100, plus many duplicates, all with appropriate cachets, fresh & popular series.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 2757    

Registered & Illustrated Covers, 1890-1940, about 150 covers in cover sleeves; mix of registered, illustrated and others including airmails, some lovely combination frankings; worth review.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $425

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Lot 2758 /o   

1853-1900s Postal Stationery Accumulation, group of 94 mostly better mint and used entires including mint unless noted: U9, U10 x2, W47, U61, U67 with Wells imprint, U74, U96, U146, U169 used, U174, U180, U181 (UPSS 511-3), U188, U211, U215, U224, U225, U277 (UPSS 797-6), U312S-315S, U325S UPU overprints, U321 with Wells Fargo imprint, U466A albino cat. $1,250, U471e, U477, U520, UPSS 3041 Cat. $500, UC1a, UC28, UO9, UO26 x2 mint, WO50, UO56 x2 sizes, UO56 (WD99-3), UO61, UO71 unused with O124 added, etc; some faults; owner's catalog approximately $10,000, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,900

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Lot 2759    

2¢ Black Jack Postal Stationery Balance, group of 21 items including specimens, mint wrappers, two mint entires and numerous used entires, better includes W47, W53, W53S, W55S, and used incl. four examples of U54 with #145 with embossed Nashua Acton & Boston R.R. illustrated corner card, U54 with patent solicitor corner card showing Capitol, two entires franked with #112; some faults to be expected.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $725

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Lot 2760 /o   

1873-1900s Postal Card Accumulation, mint and used accumulation with many better including UX1 x2 used with big hole damage, UX3 mint, UX4 x2 used, UX6 x5 mint, UX8c mint, UX13 mint, UX13 to Russia, UX21 x2 mint, UX32a x2 mint, UX34 mint, UX35 mint, UX42 x100+ with some different surcharge types, UXC15 used, UXC19 used, UY10 mint and used, UY20r used, Canal Zone UX2 used, UX2d used; some faults, F.-V.F.
Scott    $7,500+.

Realized: $625

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Lots 2755-2760

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