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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Military & War-Related - Forts & Misc.

Lots 1175-1184 Lots 1185-1189

Lot 1185    

(Forts) Fort Winnebago M.T. "Dec 31", circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on blue circa 1834 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; horizontal file fold and internal tears, F.-V.F. and rare Michigan Territory fort, ex-Beals.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 1186    

(Forts) Fort Winnebago M.T. "Jany 7", circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" rating on 1835 folded letter to Vandalia Ill.; file folded and small edge tear, a Very Fine and rare Michigan Territory fort.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 1187    

(Misc.) 1919 U.S. Postal Agency Siberia, Registered, Sep 9 1919, purple double-circle cds ties 10¢ orange yellow (510) on legal-size War Department penalty envelope from "Lieut. Norman C. Streit, A.E.F. Siberia" to his wife in New York City, typed "Soldier's mail" endorsement, manuscript censor signature at bottom left, violet boxed registered handstamp, reverse with additional partial strikes of the Siberia registered cds; small flaws, Very Fine and rare registered use from A.E.F. Siberia, ex-Bailer; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

The penalty frank on this official War Department use covers the postage but the 10¢ registry fee was not free and had to be paid in postage.

Realized: $1,350

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Lot 1188    

(Misc.) 1938 Large-Size Navy Department Registered Cover, with spectacular 8 cancels (all different days, 3 different ships) on 7 different frankings, 7 backstamps, Very Fine, eye-catching.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $50

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Lot 1189    

(Misc.) 1945 U.S.S. Missouri Special V-J Day Cancel 9/2/1945, this cancel was used for only 2 hours on this ship where the actual surrender occurred, Extremely Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $210

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Lots 1175-1184 Lots 1185-1189

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