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Sale 75: The Sescal Sale

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Misc. Documents, Correspondence and Ephemera

Lots 2169-2172

Lot 2169

Mexico, Presidential Signatures on Document, two items; February 1856 military appointment signed by President Ignacio Comonfort assigning Colonel (later General) Santiago Tapia command of a cavalry regiment, with finely drawn National Emblem at top and intact Presidental "escudo" as well as a rare 8 peso revenue escudo missing only one of its petals, also present is a mining grant signed by Porfirio Diaz, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 2170

Mexico, Porfirio Diaz, signature as President of Mexico, on three page document granting ownership of Los Granadillos Gold Mine to Silas Schrantz in 1898, face of document bearing 1898 Revenue 1p blue + 10p violet, 5 pairs, A.G. Mexico overprints; files fold and some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

Realized: $150

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Lot 2171 /o   

Mexico, Picture Postcard Accumulation, 1900-50's, outstanding group of approximately 440 cards, earliest from 1901 with some from as late as the 1950's but most considerably earlier; among the many real-photo cards are 71 relating to the Mexican Revolution including photos of the major protagonists - Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Orozco, the federal General J.R. Velasco and so on, another 14 real-photos relating to Columbus N.M. and the Pershing Punitive Expedition, others of a more pacific nature depict life in Mexico, historical monuments, street scenes, town vistas and the like - a very different world than that of today; some are rare, no duplicates recognized, please inspect this intriguing group.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,900

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Lot 2172

Mexico, Revolutionary War Photographs, small photo album of 106 images from the Revolutionary era, some unpublished actual photos, some real-photo postcards (complete or sometimes cropped), many photos of rebel fighters, other troop photos, battlefield dead including burning of corpses, executions including hanging and decapitation, one real-photo postcard showing Obregon and Villa together along with Rodolfo Fierro (Villa's notorious "butcher") - a famous meeting; consignor paid $2,600 for this and it may well be worth that.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Complete Images.

Realized: $1,150

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Lots 2169-2172

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