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Sale 81: The Sescal Sale

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State Postmarks - Alaska to Massachusetts

Lots 60-69 Lots 70-79 Lots 80-89 Lot 90

Lot 60    

(Alaska) Wrangell, Alaska, Feb 23, 1909, clear strikes of duplex tie #300, 306, 319F, 319Fj on registered cover to Austria, New York (3.6) backstamps and New York registry label (FX-NY1a) affixed, Austrian (6.19) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Realized: $270

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Lot 61    

(Arizona) Agency Papago Indians, Official Business, black on green label on folio sent privately by Papago Indian agent Dr. Rueben A. Wilbur (1871-74) between Tucson and Sells, red manuscript "Retained" endorsement and "Suspensions and Clearances" docketing on side, Very Fine, one of three official private mail envelopes known, Dr. Wilbur created these special labels modeled after the Wells Fargo Express labels.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $170

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Lot 62    

(Arizona) Tubac, straight line postmark (Meyers type 2) on 1¢ postal card to Tucson, A.T., reverse with interesting message…"Please call at P.A. & Co. stage office and receive $4.00." referring to the Pedro Aguirre & Co. stage and express office, Very Fine, this being the only known example of the Tubac straight line postmark.
Scott No. UX5    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Realized: $1,150

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Lot 63    

(Colorado) "South Side, Co T., Apr 28", manuscript postmark cancels 1874, 3¢ green (U159) entire to West Las Animas Col., slightly rough opening at top, Very Fine and exceptionally rare, Scarcity R8.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

The South Side post office was open 1869-1877, located in Pueblo and later Bent County. Although not year dated, the 3¢ entire was issued in 1874 and the postmaster appears to have indicated territory with a "T". We have not previously offered a South Side cover.

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Realized: $1,700

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Lot 64    

(Connecticut) New-London Ct, Feb 21, sharp red cds with matching "SHIP" handstamp and red manuscript "12" rating on folded letter from Le Havre, France to Providence R.I., endorsed "pr Brig Eagle, Cooke" at bottom left, Very Fine and scarce port of entry.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Realized: $140

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Lot 65    

(District of Columbia) Washington, D.C., Nov 15, 81, Leavitt Machine Cancel, experimental Type X1A, tying 1881, 1¢ gray blue on cover with characteristic gripper marks visible from the needle feed system used on these experimentals, Very Fine.
Scott No. 206    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Realized: $190

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Lot 66    

Apalachicola, F.Ty., group of four 1840's folded letters all with type III cds's in red; various rate markings including "Paid" & "3", "10", "Paid" & "10", fancy Roman "X" and manuscript "25" ratings, F.-V.F. or better.
Estimate    $250 - 350.

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Lot 67    

"Bellville Fla, Apr 27th 1851", manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" rating on gray folded cover to New York, N.Y.; horizontal file fold, F.-V.F., One of only six recorded type I Bellville manuscript postmarks.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 68    

Magnolia, Fla., May 7., two line postmark (type II) on 1834 folded cover to Tallahassee with manuscript "6" rate at top right, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 69    

Marianna, Fl.T., Oct 13, 1842, town postmark with manuscript date, on folded "Election returns" letter to Tallahassee, manuscript "10" rate at right, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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