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Sale 60: The Westpex Auction

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New York, N.Y. - (FX-NY1b(i) to FX-NY1d)

Lots 1409-1418 Lots 1419-1426

Lot 1419    

New York, N.Y., "City", registry label with "54986" number on 10¢ Columbian entire from Dayton, Ohio to Austria bearing 3¢ Columbian (232) imprint and plate number strip of three, all cancelled by bright purple grid cancels and the strip tied by bluish green Dayton registry Jan 2, 1895 postmark, New York (1.4) transit and Thuringen (1.16) arrival backstamp; two selvage tears into stamps, still Very Fine and attractive use with a 3¢ Columbian plate number strip.
Scott No. FX-NY1b(ii)    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1420    

New York, N.Y., "City", registry label with "1435" number on post card from New York to Germany bearing 1¢-5¢ Trans-Mississippi (285-288) cancelled by "New York, Reg" registry ovals, matching "New York, N.Y., Reg'y. Div. 12-27 1898" oval postmark, Zittau (1.6) arrival cds, Very Fine, ex-Rosenthal.
Scott No. FX-NY1b(ii)    Estimate $300 - 400.

A SCARCE REGISTERED POST CARD USE BEARING A FOUR-COLOR TRANS-MISSISSIPPI FRANKING TO GERMANY.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1421    

New York, N.Y., "City", registry label with "59346" number on 1895 cover from Kansas City, Mo. to Principality of Trinidad, South Atlantic bearing 1894, 6¢ dull brown (256), strip of three, tied by roller grid cancel, endorsed "Via Liverpool, an Island about 300 miles east Rio de Janeiro, Brazil", purple three-line "Registered, Kansas Mo." purple postmark, New York (1.6) transit backstamp and New York "City" registry exchange label affixed, red London transit oval, Rio de Janeiro (2.6) transit backstamp, returned to sender with D.L.O. (9.18) backstamp and record handstamp; right 5¢ faults, some cover wear, F.-V.F., an exceptionally rare destination valid only for two years.
Scott No. FX-NY1b (unlisted)    Estimate $300 - 400.

The Principality of Trinidad was declared in 1893, when the American James Harden-Hickey claimed the uninhabited island Trindade and Martim Vaz in the South Atlantic and declared himself as James I, Prince of Trinidad. According to Harden-Hickey's plans the island would, after being recognized as an independent country, become a military dictatorship under his leadership. He designed postage stamps, a national flag, and a coat of arms; he established a chivalric order, the "Cross of Trinidad;" he bought a schooner to transport colonists; he appointed M. le Comte de la Boissiere as Secretary of State and opened a consular office at 217 West 36th Street in New York, and even issued government bonds to finance construction of infrastructure in the island. Brazil, with Portuguese support, pressed a successful claim to Brazilian sovereignty in 1895.

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Lot 1422    

New York, N.Y. "City", registry label with "53909" number on 1886 registered Mexico, 20c + 20c brown entire to Trieste, Austria with Mexican Wells, Fargo Y Cia. green printed frank and magenta "50c, para 2oz…Mexicana" revalue imprint at top, canceled by "Vera Cruz, Ver., Dic. 27" origin cds, Vera Cruz registry boxed handstamp and matching "A.R." return receipt handstamp, Mexico City (12.28) transit and Mexico U.P.U. registry label, reverse with New York (1.4) transit and Triest (1.16) arrival backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. FX-NY1b (unlisted)    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 1423    

New York, N.Y., registry label with black "60626" number on 1906 registered 2¢ entire from Philadelphia to Germany bearing 13¢ purple black (308) and 50¢ orange (310) tied by "Philadelphia RD" registry ovals, reverse with New York (3.20) transit and Leipsig (3.30) arrival backstamps, Extremely Fine, ex-Brody.
Scott No. FX-NY1c    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A REMARKABLY RARE NEW YORK REGISTRY LABEL USE WITH A HIGH-VALUE 1903 ISSUE FRANKING.

Realized: $750

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Lot 1424    

New York, N.Y., registry label with black "60161" handstamped number on 1906 registered 2¢ entire from Brooklyn N.Y. to Germany bearing 1¢ green (300), 4¢ blue (304) and 10¢ pale red brown (307) tied by registry oval, purple "Mar 19 1906, Station No. 99, Brooklyn, N.Y." four-line postmark; minor cover toning, F.-V.F.
Scott No. FX-NY1c; $500    Estimate $300 - 400.

This New York registry label type without "Exchange" or "City" at right was unrecorded by Mueller in her 1957 Congress book article and in her 1983 auction.

Realized: $700

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Lot 1425    

New York, N.Y., "3d or 4th Class", registry label with "80194" number on cover from Goble Oreg. to Switzerland bearing 5¢ dark blue (281) and 8¢ violet brown (272) tied by cork cancels, "Goble Oreg. Jan 27 1902" cds, reverse with New York (2.2) transits and Lenk (11.16) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. FX-NY1d; $1,000    Estimate $500 - 750.

This label was apparently miss-used on this first class cover, as it was intended for packages and printed matter.

Realized: $500

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Lot 1426    

New York, N.Y., "3rd or 4th Class", registry label with "28009" number on 1905 wrapper from Krishnagiri, India to Fort Wayne, Ind. bearing India 2a. pair and ½a. tied by Krishnagiri cds, manuscript "Via Brindisi to U.S.A." and "commercial papers", framed "R / Krishnagiri" registry handstamp, New York (11.29) entry backstamp, Fort Wayne (10.31) arrival backstamp; edge faults, Fine and rare.
Scott No. FX-NY1d; $1,000    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF LESS THAN 6 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE NEW YORK "3RD OR 4TH CLASS" EXCHANGE LABEL PROPERLY USED ON COVER.

Realized: $800

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