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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Great Britain

Lots 1-10

Lot 1    

Great Britain, 1860-1900's Hand Illustrated Cover and Front Balance, of 44 items mostly fronts; wide variety of pen rendered designs including silhouettes, animals, caricatures, political including Russian Czar Blowing Trumpet of Manchuria, pirate, street scenes and performers, few colored items from correspondence; condition a little varied with many well executed designs, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 2    

Great Britain, 1860-70's Hand Illustrated Unused Covers, group of six skillfully executed designs, three watercolored; includes three from correspondence to Mrs White of Clonsilla incorporating stamp (petite cut) into design, others (colored) showing Horse and Rider designs, Very Fine, a very attractive group.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 3    

Great Britain, 1870-1900's Hand Illustrated and Colored Cover and Front Balance, 14 items mostly fronts and a postcard; a variety of colored designs including caricatures, street and landscape views, sailboat, etc., also includes a lovely colored rebus letter, F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 4 ()   

Great Britain, 1870's Hand Illustrated and Colored Cover Fronts, Irish correspondence of three fronts addressed to Mrs Palmer in Rahan, skillfully executed designs including Singing Fish, Gentleman and Pig and Imp Holding Lanterns Among Butterflies, each incorporating ½d or 1d stamps (petite cut) into design, Very Fine, a lovely trio.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $120

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Great Britain, 1874 Hand Illustrated Cover Fronts, two skillfully executed designs from correspondence addressed to Walter Stair of Hackney, one depicting Devilish Imps Hosting Address Panel and other with Cripple Boy Reading Notice which incorporates stamp into signpost, both franked with 1d red and tied by London duplex postmark; later with some front flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Great Britain, 1875 Hand Illustrated Cover Front, skillfully executed design in pen depicting Sailing Ships at Seashore view, franked with 1d red tied by "Barnstable, No 1, 75" duplex postmark, Very Fine, a wonderful design.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 7    

Great Britain, 1891-93 Hand Illustrated Cover Fronts, ten fronts from correspondence addressed to Louis or Miss Woodroffe, skillful pen drawings with four watercolored, various caricatures including mythological creatures, couple planted pot motifs, two pen caricatures unused, others mostly franked with 1d lilac tied by London duplex, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 8    

Great Britain, 1900 Hand Illustrated & Colored Cover, hand delivered cover with skillfully rendered Portrait of Young Women design, inscribed "Many happy return of the Day, To Dora, from GME, 20 Sept 1900" from artist George Henry Edwards to his sister on her birthday, Very Fine, the only known cover from the Edwards correspondence to be hand delivered by the artist.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

George Henry Edwards (1854-1918) exhibited his art at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute. This is one of approximately 45 covers believed to exist from this artist.

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Lot 9    

Great Britain, 1846 London to Santiago, Cuba, folded letter endorsed "pr West India Pkt" and rated at "2/3" in manuscript, London "Paid" datestamp cross, charged with "2" reales on receipt, with Baeza datestamp of Santiago on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $425

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Lot 10 S   

Great Britain, 1891, Queen Victoria, £1 green, "Specimen" Overprint, type 11 overprint, o.g., Fine and scarce.
SG No. 212S    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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