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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Registered Covers

Lots 1545-1554 Lots 1555-1564 Lots 1565-1574 Lots 1575-1584 Lots 1585-1591

Lot 1545    

Baltimore, Md., utility registry label with handstamped name and number "3229" on 2¢ green entire from Galveston, Texas to Santa Catharina, Brazil, uprated with 1¢, 2¢, and 10¢ banknotes (212, 213, 209), magenta "Galveston, Texas Feb 23, 1888" three-line postmark, New York registry label FX-NY1a(i) added before rerouting through Baltimore, backstamped New York (2.27), Baltimore (3.6), Rio de Janeiro (3.31) and Santa Catharina (4.4); 10¢ has straight edge, Fine, Census No. BA-1.
Scott No. FX-BA2; $2,000    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY 8 RECORDED BALTIMORE MD. REGISTRY LABEL USAGES, THIS BEING ONE OF 6 HANDSTAMPED EXAMPLES.

The postal guide routed South American mail through New York City at this time. This letter was apparently rerouted through Baltimore to take advantage of favorable shipping schedules.

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Lot 1546    

Douglas, Arizona, registry label with handstamped "Douglas, Arizona." purple town name on 2¢ red entire from St. Louis, Mich. to Senora, Mexico bearing with 1¢ green, 2¢ carmine, and 5¢ blue (300, 319, 304), tied by "Saint Louis, Mich. Jan 12, 1907" duplexes, purple Douglas, Ariz. (1.18) cds; no flap, cover reduced at left and minor wear, 1¢ torn, F.-V.F., Census No. DO-1, ex-A.R.T. collection.
Scott No. FX-DO2; $5,000    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED DOUGLAS, ARIZONA REGISTRY LABELS USED ON COVER.

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Lot 1547    

Eagle Pass, Texas, registry label with large purple handstamped name and number "57" tied on 4¢ red entire to Mexico bearing 6¢ dull brown (271) tied by "Cold Spring, Oct 2, 1896" duplex, purple four-line Eagle Pass (10.9) postmark, light purple Piedras Negras registry oval; vertical fold at left, otherwise Very Fine, Census No. EG-7.
Scott No. FX-EG2; $2,500    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY SEVEN RECORDED EAGLE PASS REGISTRY LABELS, THIS BEING ONE OF FIVE WITH HANDSTAMPED NAMES.

This example is not currently listed in the census.

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Lot 1548    

"Eagle Pass Tx", registry label with manuscript name tying and number "565" on large piece of package front from Germany to Mexico bearing two 20pf ultra (32) singles and 50pf olive green (35) pair tied by four strikes of "Hamburg 7/9 88" cds, Hamburg registry label affixed, Very Fine and rare, Census No. EG-2.
Scott No. FX-EG3; $3,500    Estimate $500 - 750.

ONE OF ONLY SEVEN RECORDED EAGLE PASS REGISTRY LABELS, THIS BEING ONE OF ONLY TWO WITH MANUSCRIPT NAME.

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Lot 1549    

El Paso, Tex., registry label with ms. "4404" number on 1885 registered 2¢ entire (U278) from Stockton, Cal. to Mexico City, Mexico bearing 1¢ gray blue (206) and 2¢ red brown (210) strip of five and single, all cancelled by matching corks, purple "West Stockton California Jun 13" origin cds, purple "Missent / to San Francisco" two-line handstamp, San Francisco (6.14) and El Paso (6.20) backstamps, Union Postal Mexico (6.23) cds and Paso del Norto framed registry handstamp, apparently returned to sender as U.S. Dead Letter Office (11.3) backstamp present; reduced slightly at left, stamp faults, Fine, Census No. EP-8.
Scott No. FX-EP1a; $500    Estimate $200 - 300.

THIS IS THE EARLIEST OF 47 EL PASO REGISTRY LABELS RECORDED, ONE OF ONLY 11 GOTHIC LETTER "R" TYPES.

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Lot 1550    

El Paso, Tex., registry label with large Gothic serif letter and manuscript number "4537" affixed on 1904 Russian 4k postal card to Mexico bearing Russia 2k green (47) single and pair, and 4k rose (41), all tied by Helsingfors (3.11) cds, New York (3.23) transit oval, purple El Paso (3.30) backstamp, Very Fine, Census No. EP-19.
Scott No. FX-EP1a    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

A SCARCE REGISTERED POST CARD USE FROM FINLAND TO MEXICO VIA THE UNITED STATES.

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Lot 1551    

El Paso, Tex., utility label with magenta handstamp name on 1909 registered cover from Straits Settlements to Mexico bearing Strait Settlements 4¢ pair, 10¢ Edward VII (112, 116) tied by Jan. 5th cds, reverse with Singapore (1.5), Seattle (2.6), El Paso (2.12), and turquoise Ciudad Juarez (2.12) transits, matching Ciudad Juarez registry framed handstamp ties El Paso label; some edge wear, Very Fine, Census No. EP-50.
Scott No. FX-EP4; $700    Estimate $400 - 600.

ONE OF ONLY 5 RECORDED EL PASO REGISTRY LABEL USAGES WITH HANDSTAMPED NAME.

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Lot 1552    

Jacksonville, Fla., purple straightline handstamp on label with manuscript "1866" number, affixed on cover bearing 10¢ orange brown (283) tied by oval cancel, reverse with Minneapolis Minn. (1.23.1900) origin cds and purple Jacksonville (10.27) transit, Trinidad, Cuba (11.1) arrival cds; light tape stains at sides, Very Fine and choice, ex-A.R.T. collection; with clear 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. FX-JA2    $2,500.

ONE OF THE FINEST OF ONLY 5 RECORDED HANDSTAMPED JACKSONVILLE REGISTRY LABEL USAGES.

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Lot 1553    

Jacksonville, Fla., manuscript "Jax Fl" name and number "123" on legal-size 10¢ Columbian entire to Cuba bearing 1¢ (285) pair and single, and 10¢ Trans-Miss. (290) vertical strip of three and single, tied by matching target cancels, "Huguenot, Ga. Jul 10 1899" cds, partial Jacksonville Jul. 15th transit straightline, purple "Havana, Cuba" oval backstamp; most of back flap missing, F.-V.F.
Scott No. FX-JA3    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED JACKSONVILLE REGISTRY LABELS WITH MANUSCRIPT NAME, CURRENTLY UNLISTED IN SCOTT.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 1554    

(Jacksonville, Fla.), blank utility label with manuscript "716" number, on registered 4¢ entire to Havana, Cuba bearing 1¢ and 2¢ Trans-Miss. (285, 286) singles and 4¢ Trans-Miss. (287) block of four, rounded corner, tied by four-ring targets, matching "Huguenot Ga. Jan 28 1899" cds, reverse with purple "Jacksonville, Registry Division, Jan 30 1899" transit cds and two strikes of blue Havana (2.4) arrival cds; file fold at left causing tear, light overall aging, Fine and rare.
Scott No. FX-JA4; $2,500    Estimate $500 - 750.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED JACKSONVILLE BLANK UTILITY REGISTRY LABEL USAGES.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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