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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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State Postmarks - Florida

Lots 1324-1333 Lots 1334-1343 Lot 1344

Lot 1324    

"Camp Barrancas, November 24th 1821" (Military Government Period), datelined folded letter to Brig. General Jesup, Quartermaster General, Washington D.C., Captain endorsement, entered mails with "Pensacola./ Dec. 4." two-line postmark and manuscript "Free" rating; some toning, some faults and fold separations, Fine and scarce use from Camp Barrancas.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $260

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Lot 1325    

"Fort San Carlos De Barrancas, West Florida, January 24th 1823", dateline on folded letter addressed to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, Washington D.C., entered mails with "Pensacola. / Jan. 31st." two-line postmark and manuscript "25" rating crossed out and updated to "Free", letter concerns soldier's appointment as sutler and difficulties resulting from contraction of yellow fever; folded separations, Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $350

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Lot 1326    

"Fort Sherrard M.F., April 2, 1839", datelined folded letter to Winchester Va. endorsed "Via Tallahassee, M.F.", entered mails with "Tallahassee Flo. April 5, 1839" oval postmark and manuscript "25" cent rating, some toning, Fine and rare Fort.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $375

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Lot 1327    

Garey's Ferry, Mar 24, manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" on 1846 folded letter to New York; light even toning, F.-V.F., a rare manuscript postmark from Garey's Ferry, with less than a half dozen examples known.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1328    

Key-West, Florida, Dec 15, remarkable bold strike and matching "Free" rating handstamp on clean 1832 folded letter to Major General Thos. Jesup, Quartermaster General, Washington D.C., endorsed "On Service" at top left, letter requesting supplies mentions that ships from New Orleans seldom stop at Key West while vessels from the North to the Gulf of Mexico pass close to the Key; small internal cover tear, Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $425

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Lot 1329    

Magnolia FlA / April* 8. two-line postmark with "Free, E. Simms, P.M." free frank on 1834 folded letter to La Prairie, Lower Canada, red "Montreal, Apr 28" cds and "4½" pence due rating, red "La Prairie, "Apl 28" rimless postmark with manuscript date and matching "forwd." rating at lower left; stain spot at top, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Meroni.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $270

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Lot 1330    

Mandarin, Fa, 2nd Feby, 1837, manuscript postmark with matching "25" rate on folded letter to New York, contents with mention of Indian alarms, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $525

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Lot 1331    

Marianna Fl. T. "May 3", complete clear strike of cds with manuscript dating and matching "25" cent rating on pretty green 1838 folded letter to New York N.Y., horticulture contents, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 1332    

Pensacola, Jun 24., sharp strike of two-line postmark and red manuscript "Free" rating on 1822 folded letter to Major C.J. Nourse, Actg. Adjt. Genl., Washington D.C., endorsed "On Service, L. Whiting, Adjt. 4th Art." at top right, letter datelined "Headquarters Pensacola Jun 23 1822"; light file folds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Realized: $280

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Lot 1333    

Port Leon, Flo "Dec 2", rimless circular postmark with manuscript date and matching "25" cent rating on folded letter datelined "St. Marks, Novr 27 1842" to Bangor Me., a Very Fine strike of this scarce postmark, ex-Meroni.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $230

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