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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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1870-1888 Bank Note Issues

Lots 1494-1503 Lots 1504-1506

Lot 1494    

1870, 10¢ brown, H. grill, s.e. at left, tied by NYFM geometric and red "New York, Jun. 2" cds on cover addressed to "Hon. Franklin Chase, United States Consul General" in Tampico, Mexico, via Vera Cruz routing endorsement, 1870 docketing on front and reverse; stamp lifted and hinged back in place, Very Fine, a very early usage of the 10¢ National Banknote Grill issue, carried on the maiden voyage of the City of Merida; with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 139    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1495    

1870, 1¢ ultramarine, small flaws, tied by bold fancy "B" duplex handstamp on small ladies cover locally addressed to Tom River, N.J.; cover reduced at right, a Very Fine strike; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 145    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1496    

1870, 10¢ brown, horizontal pair, tied by "New York Feb 20" duplex with NYFM circular grid cancels on blue 1871 folded cover to Guatemala, manuscript "Str. H'y. Chauncey via Panama" endorsement at top left, black "2" inland due handstamp, Very Fine and scarce double-rate use.
Scott No. 150    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1497    

1870, 10¢ brown, slight short perf, tied by circle of wedges cancel on 1871 folded letter to San Jose, Costa Rica, magenta "San Francisco, Cal., Paid, Jun 17" cds alongside, Very Fine, a scarce destination.
Scott No. 150    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1498    

1870, 12¢ dull violet, used with 10¢ brown (150), tied by quartered corks duplexed with "Providence R.I. Apr 21" cds to Bombay, India at the 22¢ British mail rate via Southampton, red "New York Paid All Apr 23" exchange cds and red crayon "18" credit rating to G.B., red London Paid (5.2) transit cds and matching "1d" colonial credit handstamp, Sea Post (5.22) oval backstamp; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine and scarce use to India.
Scott No. 151    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 1499    

1870, 15¢ bright orange, well centered jumbo with vibrant color, used with 3¢ green (147), each cancelled by four-point star in circle fancy cancel, matching "Sturgeon Bay Wis. Mar 14" cds on registered cover to Hinsdale N.H., purple manuscript "Registered Letter No 38" at center, original enclosed letter; 1871 docketing, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 152    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1500    

1873, 2¢ brown, two singles, used with two 3¢ green (158) singles, each tied by radial fancy foreign mail cancel and black "Phila Aug 7" foreign mail cds on gray cover to Piacenza, Italy, bold red "New York Paid All 'Br. Transit' Aug 8" exchange cds, reverse with Verona (8.21) and Pacenza (8.22) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 157    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1501    

1879, 5¢ blue, tied by fancy "US" duplex postmark on cover to Zurich, Switzerland," St. Louis, Mo., Dec 16" cds at right, N.Y. transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 185    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1502    

1882, 5¢ yellow brown, block of 12, tied by Benson, Ariz duplex postmarks on Mexico 20c lilac part paste-up entire to Paris, France, with green "Wells, Fargo Y Cia" printed revalued frank at top and canceled by purple "Guaymas, Mexico" oval origin express handstamp, "New York, Nov 27, 86" transit duplex and blue Paris receiver, Very Fine, a remarkable large multiple usage of the 1882 5¢ Garfield issue.
Scott No. 205    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $575

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Lot 1503    

1881, 1¢ gray blue, re-engraved, used with two 2¢ red brown (210) singles, one nat. s.e., tied by "Sandy Utah Dec 8 1885" territorial duplex on cover to Helsingfors, Finland, New York (12.13) transit backstamp, framed Dec. 29th arrival handstamp, an Extremely Fine gem use to Finland; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 206    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lots 1494-1503 Lots 1504-1506

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