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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Fancy & Machine Cancels

Lots 1361-1370 Lots 1371-1380 Lots 1381-1385

Lot 1361    

5-Point Star Precancel, fancy cancel on 3¢ dull red (26), rich color, on cover with red "Barre Mass., Oct 12" cds to Albany N.Y., Extremely Fine, ex-Atherton, Duckworth; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE BARRE MASS. STAR PRECANCEL COVER IN WONDERFUL CONDITION.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,500

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Lot 1362    

7-Segment Rosette, clear strike duplexed with "Waterbury Ct. Apr 16" cds on cover to Warren Conn., 1870 docketing at left, Very Fine.
Rohloff No. P-7 var.    Estimate $200 - 300.

This strike is slightly different than the Rohloff 7-Segment illustrated examples.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1363    

7-Sided Geometric Grid, bold strike ties 3¢ dull red (26) on buff cover to Oswego N.Y., matching "East Troy Wis. Nov 22" cds, Very Fine and choice strike; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno No. GE-H 4    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1364    

Circle of Wedges in Ring, perfect bold strike duplexed with "New-York, Mar 3 1863" cds ties 3¢ rose (65), pre-use fault at top, on light buff cover to St. Paul Minn., blue B. Westermann & Co. corner card handstamp, a Superb gem strike. Skinner-Eno No. GE-C 107.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1365    

Coin with Wreath & Shield, bold strike of fancy cancel includes a central quartered pie shape surrounded by wreath and a shield at top, on 3¢ rose (65), wide margins but faulty top corners, matching bold strike of "Wilkinsonville Mass. Mar. 23" cds on cover to Providence R.I.; some gum staining around stamp, missing backflap, Fine.
Whitfield No. 1160    Estimate $500 - 750.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CANCEL WHICH IS UNLISTED IN SKINNER-ENO.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1366    

Cross within Double Octagon, perfect bold strike duplexed with "New York May 23" cds ties 3¢ rose (65), short perf, on light buff Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York corner card cover to Albany N.Y., Very Fine and choice strike.
Skinner-Eno No. GE-H 11    Estimate $200 - 300.

Skinner questioned if this design was New York, this cover confirms his assumption.

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Lot 1367    

Eagle, complete socked-on-the-nose strike duplexed with "Cambridge Mass. Nov 12" cds on 3¢ rose (65), couple short perfs, on small piece, Very Fine and choice strike.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1368    

Fancy Shield with Stars, a remarkable strike ties 3¢ rose (65) on cover to Roslyn, Long Island N.Y., sharp "Brooklyn N.Y. Nov 21 1863" cds; original 1863 enclosure accompanies; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. PS-FC 60 var.    Estimate $500 - 750.

THE FINEST RECORDED STRIKE OF THIS BROOKLYN FANCY PATRIOTIC CANCEL.

The Skinner Eno tracing for this cancel is not as sharp as the strike here, which clearly shows an additional star at the top of the shield. This cancel is known used at two towns: Brooklyn N.Y. and South Norwalk Ct.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lot 1369    

"Gin" Barrel, beautiful sharp strike in blue duplexed with "Chicago Ill, 9 Oct" cds on 1¢ postal card (UX3) to Winona Minn., 1873 message side, an Extremely Fine gem.
Cole No. Pi-14    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONAL STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS "GIN" BARREL FANCY CANCEL OF CHICAGO.

The Chicago "Gin" Barrel is one of the best known and most distinctive of fancy cancellations used during the Bank Note era. It is know used only in September-October 1873.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 1370    

"JDV" in Oval Grid, remarkable bold strike ties 3¢ green (184), small flaws, on cover to New Hampton N.J., matching bold "Blairstown N.J. 19 Sep 1879" cds, printed Blair Presbyterial Academy corner card, an exceptionally Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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