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Sale 67: The Westpex Sale

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Great Britain - 1853-1856 Crimean War & British Offices

Lots 215-222

Lot 215    

Great Britain, Sevastopol to Woolwich, England, two 1855 covers from correspondence; both endorsed from Sevastopol and franked with 1d rose red, strip of three (one with scissor separation perfs), one with original enclosure datelined "Sidon off Sevastopol" with interesting content regarding troop movements, blockade, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $150

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Lot 216    

Great Britain, D.A.Q.M.G. Head Quarters, British Army, Crimea, addressing to a Capt. Cualock on mourning cover, franked with 1d rose red + 2d blue tied by "19" barred oval handstamps, London "No 16, 1855" cds on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 217    

Great Britain, (Constantinople) Post Office, British Army, Ju 2, 1856, A, red cds on reverse of cover to Lady Gardiner in London, franked with 1d lake red, strip of three tied by "star between cyphers" barred oval cancels, also includes a 1865 cover from Windsor endorsed "Dean of Windsor" and second 1865 cover to Colonel Gardner from London endorsed "Earl Gray"; former cover with light wax seal stain, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $325

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Lot 218    

Great Britain, Royal Artillery, Colonial Dacres Staff, Head Quarters, Crimea, addressing on 1856 folded letter to veterinary surgeon endorsed "via Marseilles et Paye", franked with 1d rose red, strip of three tied by "39" barred oval handstamps (Hammersmith), blue straight line "Oxford St." handstamp on reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 219    

Great Britain, Paid at San Juan Porto Rico, British crowned circle postmark (SG #CC1) and red crayon "1/11" rating on blue folded letter to Madrid, Spain, bearing Cuba ½r blue (12), four margins with beautiful rich color on fresh paper, tied by oval grid cancel, matching "San Juan-Porto Rico MR 14 1858" rimless backstamp, blue "Admon Gral., Puerto Rico, 14 Mar 58" double-circle postmark, red London Paid (4.2) transit cds with matching "PP" circled handstamp, Calais (4.3) transit cds, Madrid (4.6) arrival backstamp; vertical file folded at center, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $650

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Lot 220    

Great Britain, 1866 Alexandria to Malta, folded letter franked with G.B. 1864, 1d rose red, two singles + 1865, 3d rose tied by "B01" barred oval cancels, matching "Alexandria, Oc 5, 66" cds, receiving backstamp, letter mentions the quarantine of ships from certain ports due to cholera, Very Fine. SG No. Z4+Z11.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 221    

Great Britain, 1875 St. Thomas to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, commercial corner card folded letter sheet franked with G.B. 1873, 4d vermilion (plate 14) tied by bold "St. Thomas, Paid, Ap 16, 75" cds and "C51" barred oval duplex, with green Nun Fils & Co., St. Thomas circular handstamp on reverse, fresh and Extremely Fine. SG No. G.B. 95.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $400

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Lot 222    

Antigua, Paid at Antigua, partial strike of crown circle handstamp in magenta and matching "1/" rating on light blue cover to Freshford, England, reverse with "Antigua, OC" double-arc datestamp, red London "Paid, 20 NO, 1850" cds and "1" forwarded from Bath (11.21) to Melksham (11.22); small cover tear, F.-V.F., This strike of the Antigua crowned circle handstamp in purple is believed to be unique.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $550

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Lots 215-222

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