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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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State Postmarks - Georgia to Illinois

Lots 1071-1080 Lots 1081-1090

Lot 1071    

(Georgia) Talbotton, Georgia, "Apl 2", superb strike of red dotted oval with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on 1825 folded letter to Boston Mass., letter partly concerning the situation of Indians in Georgia; small corner faults, an Extremely Fine strike.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 1072    

Bluffdale, Illinois, Jan. 15, red homemade double-oval datestamp and manuscript "25" rating on docketed 1832 folded cover to Rev. Brigham at New York N.Y., Very Fine and choice strike.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lot 1073    

(The Great Chicago Fire) "Chicago Oct 10 / 71", dateline on three-page enclosed letter written during the Chicago fire, original cover with "Boston Mass Oct 14" duplex with cork cancel, no stamp or due markings, excellent letter written in pencil that mentions "The city is still burning…Gen. Sheridan is guarding the city with 4,000 soldiers"; minor cover age stains, a Very Fine letter and usage, ex-Rohloff.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire killed up to 300 people and destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles of Chicago leaving more than 100,000 residents homeless. Though the fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century, and destroyed much of the city's central business district, Chicago was rebuilt and continued to grow as one of the most populous and economically important American cities.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 1074    

Delhi Ill, straightline postmark with manuscript "Mar 5" date and "Paid 5" rating on 1846 folded letter to Alton Ill., Very Fine, ex-Rohloff.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1075    

Downers. Grove / Illinois., bold strike of two-line postmark showing remnants of fancy surround, with manuscript "May 5th" date and matching "10" rating on 1846 folded letter to Marlborough Conn.; edge splitting, a Very Fine and choice strike, ex-Rohloff.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lot 1076    

"Equality Ill, April 27th", manuscript postmark below crossed out manuscript "Raleigh Ill, Apr 27" postmark and "Paid 5" rating on blue 1850 folded letter datelined "Marion Ill. 27th April 1850" to Hopkinsville Ky.; light edge toning, F.-V.F., This letter was written by a black man.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 1077    

Freedom Ill, sharp strike of straightline in brown with manuscript "Mar 25" date and matching "10" rating on blue 1851 folded letter to Fayetteville N.Y., Very Fine and exceptionally rare.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $290

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Lot 1078    

Galena Ills. Jun 5, bold strike of red cds with matching "Paid" and "10" rating handstamps on 1850 folded letter from Sauke Prairie Wis. to Lewistown Pa., manuscript "Steamer Enterprise" endorsement, a choice and Very Fine steamboat use, ex-Rohloff.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $200

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Lot 1079    

Galesburg Ill, clear strike of brownish straightline remailing postmark with red manuscript "May 26" date and "25" cent rating on 1842 folded letter to New York N.y., originally mailed with "Canton Ills. May 11" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "10" rating to Galesburg (pencil address erased and remailed); file fold, Very Fine and attractive use, ex-Rohloff.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 1080    

Jacksonville Ill Nov. 29, rimless oval postmark with manuscript "25" rating on 1830 folded letter to Mocksville N.C., long letter, Very Fine and scarce postmark.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lots 1071-1080 Lots 1081-1090

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