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Sale 60: The Westpex Auction

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Specialized Usages - Group Lots

Lots 1784-1793 Lots 1794-1803 Lot 1804

Lot 1794    

(Drop Rates) 1¢ Blue, group of 39 covers with single or double frankings, cancels in red, blue and blue, towns including Chicago, Providence, Boston, Middletown Conn., Sandusky O., Nashua N.H., Pawtucket R.I., Malden Ms., Logansport Ind., Greenville S.C., Keene N.H., Hillsdale Mich., Yonkers N.Y., Washington D.C., San Francisco, Westerly R.I., Burlington N.J., etc; some faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 1795    

(Fancy Cancels) 1¢ Blue, group of 20 covers with fancy cancels, includes some New York City star and geometrics, West Epping N.H. manuscript "$" cancels on strip of three, Ripon Wis. and New Bedford Mass. circular geometrics, Muscatine Ioa. "Paid 3" cancels, Bridgeport Con. circular geometric, Springfield Mass. blue cross-road geometrics and bold Brooklyn cross-road geometric, etc.; mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $900

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Lot 1796    

(Foreign Rates - British North America) 1¢ Blue, group of 14 covers and one front, includes 1862 Chicago with #63, 65 (3) all tied by blue duplexes with "U.States 10 Paid" circular handstamp; 1862 San Francisco cover bearing #63 (w), 65, 68 paying 15¢ rate, reduced at right; 1865 Austin Nev. bearing #63, 65 endorsed "Via 'Panama' per Steamer" to Toronto with red "Paid 10" exchange circular handstamp, two cover to New Brunswick and to Nova Scotia with #63, 68 frankings prepaying 1¢ carrier fee plus 10¢ postage, one patriotic use, two circular rate uses to Nova Scotia and North Hope, Canada with #63 frankings, later a front; some faults but nice basis for expansion.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 1797    

(Foreign Rates) 1¢ Blue, group of 13 covers 1863 use to England with #63, 65, 68 (2); New York to Cuba with #63, 65 (3); 1864 Forestville Wis. to Dublin, Ireland with #63, 75 (2), 68; 1863 New York to France with #63, 75, 68 paying 1¢ carrier fee plus 15¢ treaty rate; 1867 Rochester N.Y. to Spain with #63, 68 (2) and "Paid-Only / To England"; Inbound use to Greenwood N.Y. bearing #63 (2) tied by "Steam / Ship" cancel and manuscript "Due 8" rating for 10¢ steamship rate; some more covers missing stamps including pretty double weight use to Amsterdam with one #68 replaced; some mixed condition, Fine.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 1798    

(Patriotic Covers) Patriotic Covers, group of 5 covers comprising Maj. Gr. P. Banks blue patriotic soldier's letter, "One Nation - One Government" Eagle and Flags over states soldier's letter, Lady Liberty "Pillar of Glory" soldier's letter, Union Tree soldier's letter, and McClellan patriotic by Magee bearing #65; some faults, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $425

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Lot 1799    

(Patriotic Covers) 1¢ Blue on Patriotics, group of 11 covers with some better designs, includes McClellan "We have beat our last Retreat" with #63, 65 (3) transcontinental use to San Francisco, Eagle and Flags with #63, 65 from Philadelphia for the carrier fee plus postage, Lady Liberty with Flag bearing #63, 65 from New York for the carrier fee plus postage, Liberty with Sickel with two #63 on local Cincinnati use, etc.; some mixed condition, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 1800    

(Perforation Varieties) 1¢ Blue, group of five covers comprising two singles with double perfs, pair and two strips of three with wide shifts into design, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1801    

(Plate Numbers) 1¢ Blue, group of three covers comprising #63 bottom imprint and plate "No 27" selvage single, #63 with part imprint selvage, and last is #63 vertical pair with shifted perfs capturing imprint at bottom; some faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $100 - 150.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1802    

(Postal Stationery) 1¢ Blue Used on 1¢ Star Die Entires, six used 1¢ entires comprising five uprated with single #63 for the 2¢ circular rate and one uprated with #63 pair for the 3¢ letter rate, also includes two mint entires, F.-V.F., a scarce group.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1803    

(Revenue Usages) 1¢ Blue, group of 7 items including 1863 check with #63 pair prepaying 2¢ check tax, 1869 receipt with #63, 1863 sworn statement with #63 and #65 strip of three; 1869 receipt with faulty #24 & 63, 1865 promissory note with #63 and two #R15c, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $150

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