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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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1861-1866 Issue

Lots 1465-1474 Lots 1475-1480

Lot 1465    

1861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink, with rich true pigeon blood pink color, tied by "Old Point Comfort, Va., Oct 22" cds on 1861 cover to Canton Mills, Maine with "The House That Uncle Sam Built" red Capitol building patriotic design, year docketing on reverse; stamp with a few light toned perfs, Very Fine; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64a    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A WONDERFUL PATRIOTIC USAGE BEARING THE RARE 1861 3¢ PIGEON BLOOD PINK ISSUE.

Realized: $1,300

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Lot 1466    

1861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink, fine single with bright color, tied by grid handstamp on cover to St. Paul, Minn., matching "Brewster's Station, N.Y., Oct 19" cds, Very Fine, an attractive sound example of the rare 1861 3¢ Pigeon Blood pink on cover; with 1989 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 64a    $5,000.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 1467    

1861, 3¢ rose, s.e. at right (which may be natural) with crudely added perfs, cancelled by target cancel with Newark, O. double circle postmark alongside on spectacular allover advertising cover for "Blandy's Newark Machine Works", overall illustrated design in red and showing a steam engine in black, addressed to Morrisdale, Pa., Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $500

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Lot 1468    

1861-68 issue covers, group of four covers comprising 30¢ #71 used with #65 on 1863 Williamsport Pa. legal-size cover, #73 pair used with two #65's from Canandaigua N.Y. to Toronto, Canada, #65 used with #69 (replacement) to France with New York "Insufficiently Paid" straightline, and #94 on 3¢ pink #U59 entire from Dixon Ill. to Canada, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 65//94    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $150

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Lot 1469    

1861, 10¢ yellow green, three singles, used with 3¢ rose (65), all with deep rich color and cancelled by matching unusual ring cancel, matching bold "Wassaic N.Y., Oct 20" cds on cover to Victoria, Australia, red "N.York Br. Pkt. Paid, Oct 22" exchange cds and magenta "28" cent credit rating to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Persia from New York to Queenstown arriving Oct. 31st, red London Paid (11.1) transit; sealed edge tears and stamp flaws, Fine appearance; with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1470    

1861, 10¢ yellow green, two singles, used with 1¢ blue (63) and 3¢ rose (65), tied by two strikes of sharp Boston large "Paid" grids, bold "Boston Am. Pkt. '3 Paid' Oct 10" credit exchange cds, carried by Inman Line City of Baltimore from New York Oct. 10th to Liverpool arriving Oct. 23rd, red London Paid (10.24) arrival cds; couple small stamp flaws including 1¢ trimmed at edge, fresh and Very Fine appearance, ex-Arthur White.
Scott No. 68    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1471    

1861, 10¢ dark green, tied by grid cancel on folded letter to Mazatlan, Mexico, letter datelined "Glascow 11th Feby, 1867", privately carried from Scotland and placed in the mails in the U.S., "1" (reales) due handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 68a    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $150

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Lot 1472    

1861, 12¢ black, used with 3¢ rose (65), tied by "New Orleans La, Jul 29 '65" duplex to Gironde, France, red "New York 'Paid 12' Aug 9" exchange cds, red Calis (8.20) entry cds with matching framed "PD" handstamp, Very Fine and colorful.
Scott No. 69    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 1473    

1861, 30¢ orange, horizontal pair, used with 3¢ rose (65) pair, beautiful early bright shades, tied by three clear strikes of Boston large "Paid" grid cancel on blue 1862 folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, endorsed "via England, p City of Washington" at top left, reverse with red "Boston Am. Pkt. Paid Jun 20" exchange cds and red crayon "12" for double the 6¢ credit to G.B., carried by the Inman Line City of Washington from New York Jun. 21st to Liverpool arriving Jul. 3rd, red Lonfon Paid (7.4) transit cds and red crayon "1" pence credit, red Cape of Good Hope Aug. arrival backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Knapp (lot label affixed); with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 71    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE 1861 ISSUE FRANKING FOR DOUBLE THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA ENGLAND.

For some reason, London rated the letter as a single rate (1 pence) instead of the double rate (2 pence) for the British colonial postage.

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Lot 1474    

1861, 30¢ orange, used with 1¢ blue (63) and 3¢ rose (65), each tied by four-ring cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal., Apr 18, 1863" double-circle datestamp on yellow cover to Santiago, Chile, red crayon "24" cent credit rating to G.B., British P.O. "Panama, AP 26, 65" double-arc transit datestamp, Chile red "25" due handstamp for inland postage; 1¢ faulty, cover tear at left, otherwise Very Fine and colorful use, ex-Paliafito, Myers.
Scott No. 71    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lots 1465-1474 Lots 1475-1480

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