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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Officials

Lots 1594-1603 Lots 1604-1607

Lot 1594    

1873 Official Issues on Cover Balance, of 7 covers; includes 3¢ Agriculture on legal size imprint cover to San Diego, 3¢ Justice usage, 2¢ & 3¢ Navy issues in imprint covers, 3¢ Post Office on 3¢ P.O. entire to Texas, and 3¢ State on two different Legation covers; condition varies, generally F.-V.F.
Scott No. O3//O59; $3,450    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lot 1595    

Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine, tied by cork cancel with "Washington, D.C., Jul 2" cds alongside on "Executive Mansion" imprint cover addressed in the hand of Rutherford B. Hayes; repaired cover corner nick at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. O12    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 1596    

Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine, some perf faults, tied by indigo barred "2" oval duplexed with "Washington D.C. 1879 Nov 22 7 P.M." rimless cds on Executive Mansion imprint cover to New York City, Nov. 23rd receiving backstamp; reduced at left and top, stain spot, some edge wear, Fine and rare use.
Scott No. O12    $1,200.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1597    

Interior Dept., 1873, 6¢ vermilion, just tied by grid cancel duplexed with sharp "Darlington, In. Terr. Jul 29" cds on legal-size cover to Hon. J.P.C. Shanks, care Ewd. P. Smith Comr., Washington D.C.; reduced at left into blind embossed Indian Agency corner card, otherwise Very Fine and rare Official use from Indian Territory.
Scott No. O18    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1598    

Justice Dept., 1873, 3¢ purple, well centered, tied by quartered cork handstamp on legal size cover to New York with red Department of Justice seal corner card imprint, matching "Washington D.C., Sep 6" cds; few small cover tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Knapp.
Scott No. O27    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1599    

Justice Dept., 1873, 6¢ purple, preuse margin nick at upper left, tied by circle of wedges cancel on legal size "Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury" corner card cover to West Virginia, "Washington D.C., Jul 15" cds alongside, F.-V.F.
Scott No. O28; $1,200    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1600    

Navy Dept., 1873, 2¢ ultramarine, tied by red "Washington, D.C., Feb 10" cds and cork duplex on locally addressed Nautical Almanac Office imprint cover; light cover water staining, F.-V.F., only a few examples known on cover canceled in red, with only four examples recorded in the 2002 Campbell census.
Scott No. O36    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 1601    

State Dept., 1873, 3¢ dark green, neat cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. Apr 15" cds on cover with blue "Department of State" imprint corner card to Beverly N.J.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. O59    $600.

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Lot 1602    

State Dept., 1873, 6¢ bright green, tied by fancy segmented cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. Jun 12" cds on legal-size Department of State cover to Boston Mass., reverse with "Received in Boston, Jun 13" backstamp and red Dept. of State wax seal; minor perf toning, partial flap, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Scott No. O60; $800    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1603    

State Dept., 1873, 6¢ dark green, tied by cork cancel on double rate cover to Worcester, Mass. forwarded to Boston, indistinct Washington D.C. postmark and red "Department of State" corner card handstamp; partial backflap, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. O60    $800.

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Lots 1594-1603 Lots 1604-1607

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