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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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Western Routes & Forwarders

Lots 1211-1214

Lot 1211    

(Mail Routes) New York & California Steam Ship Line For San Francisco. Via Nicaragua, C. Morgan, Agent., illustrated steamship corner card on cover to Sheffield, Mass., "New - York, Ship 5 cts., Jun 6" cds, Very Fine, a rare advertising envelope from this short-lived line (March to July 1853), ex-Polland.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $850

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Lot 1212    

(Mail Routes) Overland Mail - From San Francisco Via Los Angeles, illustrated Six-Horse Stagecoach design with Hutchings & Rosenfield imprint below, on cover to Rockville, Md., franked with grid canceled 1857, 10¢ green, type V, matching "San Jose, Cal., Sep 2" cds; sealed cover tears with one affecting design, Fine.
Scott No. 35    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1213    

(Mail Routes) Steam Mazatlan, oval handstamp and "San Francisco, Cal., Feb 22" cds (Williams SAF-600) on incoming folded letter datelined "Fuerte, Jvre 28 de 1865", with additional "San Francisco, Cal., 10, Feb 22" integral rate cds used as due marking (William SAF-330); cover with some light toning along file fold, otherwise Very Fine, and a very rare usage from El Fuerte, Mexico.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

The letter would have to have crossed from Republican held territory into French held Mazatlan for a steamship to San Francisco, so this may explain the long time between writing in Fuerte and receipt in San Francisco.

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Current Opening Bid: $675

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Lot 1214    

(Mail Routes) Steam Mazatlan, oval handstamp applied at San Francisco on inbound covers, postmarked "San Francisco, Cal./May 16, 1865" double circle and addressed to the Office of the P.M.S.Co. in San Francisco with black "10" due rate handstamp for the steamship rate; small flap fault, Very Fine and scarce short-lived steamer marking.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $675

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