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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Military & War-Related - 1846-1848 Mexican-American War

Lots 1161-1170 Lots 1171-1174

Lot 1161    

(1846-1848 Mexican War) 1846-1848, Inbound Mail to Soldiers in Mexico, group of four comprising New Orleans "10" to Col. Wm. B. Campbell at Monterey, New Orleans "Free" to Col. Wm. B. Campbell of 1st Ten. Regt. at Vera Cruz, Petersburg Va. integral cds with "Free" handstamp overstruck to Capt. Fletcher H. Archer of Petersburg Mexican Vol. at Monterey, and "Waverly Ill" manuscript postmark with "Paid 12" rating to Francis R. Starr of Gen. Worths Div.; some flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1162    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) 1846-48 Mexican War Group, group of 8 covers including one front, comprising 1846 manuscript "Pt. Isabel", three Brazos handstamps (types II, III, IV), and four different Vera Cruz handstamp postmarks (one is a front); some better strikes, F.-V.F., an interesting group.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1163    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) Braozs, Jany 11, two-line error postmark (Type III var.) and matching "10" rating handstamp on folded letter datelined "Renosa, Jan 5 1847" (actually 1848) to Attleborough, Bucks County, Pa., 2+ page interesting letter reading in part "…Our company still remains in this place, and has been for over 4 months. We get along with the people pretty well - so long an acquaintance having overcome in a measure the frea and repugnance which they had for all american Soldiers. which feelings were engendered by the disgraceful conduct of the first volunteers who came out Robbing plundering and violating the women of the towns and villages in their way through the country - …Our army on this line are doing nothing at present, more than occupying the posts along - so as to keep up the communications…And the feeling manifested in the Presidents message is not of a nature calculated to stay the hitherto successful tide of operations - but I am in hopes they will see their folly/ before long and accede to the terms offered them…"; some edge wear and toning, Fine and rare error postmark.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

A SCARCE STRIKE OF THE BRAOZS ERROR POSTMARK ON LETTER FROM RENOSA.

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Lot 1164    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) Brazos St. Jago, Texas, June 8, clear strike of blue double-circle datestamp and matching "10" rating on blue folded letter datelined "Cerralvo Mexico May the 30th 1848" to Greensboro Pa., endorsed "From the army } North Carolina" at bottom, letter back home ends with "…most of us are tired of Soldering however we trust the war will soon come to a close very soon for we all anxious to see…", Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lot 1165    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) Brazos, Oct.3, two-line postmark (Type III) and matching "10" rate handstamp on blue folded cover docketed from "Reynosa Mexico, Sept. 27/47" to Gen. Roger Jones Adjutant General's Office, Washington D.C., endorsed "Official Business", upon arrival at Washington D.C. due rating crossed out and "Free" rating added, docketing indicates Isaac W. Patton was acknowledging receipt of commendation; file folds, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1166    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) Brazos, Sept 22, two-line postmark on blue folded letter datelined "Camp Sabinito Sept 19th 1847" to W.G. Freeman, Asst. Adjutant General at Washington D.C. acknowledging receipt of his commission as Captain 13th Infantry and signed D.L. Clinch; some ink bleed through, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1167    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) "Matamoros, Mex Apr 5", manuscript postmark and handstamp "10" rating on blue 1847 folded letter to Ossipee N.H., interesting content reading in part "…Here I am on the River Rio Grande on the spot where Taylor had the first great battle with the Mexicans. We had a long passage of 28 days in the Ship Remittance, and had but small accommodation accompanied with much hardships. On our arrival at the mouth of the river, we took up the line of march for matamoras, with our knapsacks on our backs and arrived here after five days march, almost dead with fatigue…", F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1168    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) "Pt Isabel, 11th Augt", manuscript postmark and matching "10" rating on circa 1846 blue folded cover to Carthage Tenn., Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 1169    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) Pt Isabel Sep 30, two-line italicized shaded postmark and manuscript "10" rating on folded letter datelined "Camp opposite Comargo Sept 20th 1846" to Boston Mass., endorsed "Care of John Tyler", letter to brother reads in part "…I am not killed by the Mexicans east up by the musquetoes devioured by the toads nor anything of the sort…Gen. Taylor has taken Monterey without any fighting and there appears to be but little probability of our having any fighting to do for the very good reason that we can find nothing to fight…", 1846 docketing at left, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

AN EARLY AND RARE STRIKE OF THE FANCY ITALICIZED PT ISABEL TWO-LINE POSTMARK.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lot 1170    

(1846-1848 Mexican-American War) Pt. Isabel, Feb. 1. 1847, two-line postmark and matching "10" rating on folded letter endorsed "Monterey jan. 18th" to Cincinnati Oh., interesting long letter reading in part "…We are expecting an order to join Gen. Scott at Tampico every day as he has said he wished our regiment to be in the fight. He intends to attack Vera Cruz with a force not less than 20,000 and the troops are all to concentrate at Tampico, previous embarking for that point. It will be a little more of a fight than we had here on the 21st of Sept…"; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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