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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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1867-98 Issues

Lots 1337-1346 Lots 1347-1351

Lot 1347    

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown, with 1893, 8¢ Columbian + 1890, 10¢ green pair on oversized 1893 registered cover to Edinburgh, Scotland, in combination with Samoa 1886, 2sh6d violet tied by "Apia, Samoa, Jul 19" cds, San Francisco transit date stamp and N.Y. registry etiquette; stamp defects and cover soiling and wear, about Fine, still a very rare usage.
Scott No. 239+236+226    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Realized: $200

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Lot 1348    

1895, 1¢ blue, tied by "Stapleton, N.Y. May 24 '98" duplex on unsealed cover to Malaga, Spain at the 1¢ printed matter rate, purple "Return to Sender, Dispatch to Spain or Colonies Prohibited on Account of War. N.Y.P.O." five-line handstamp; endorsed "Printed Matter" at bottom left, New York (5.24) machine transit backstamp, Very Fine and rare printed matter use.
Scott No. 264    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1349    

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue, tied by "Niagara Falls, N.Y., Dec 5 '98" duplex on Anglo-Saxon Boer War Patriotic post card to Germany, reverse with Niagara Falls scene and message written in German, Very Fine and choice patriotic card use.
Scott No. 288    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $500

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Lot 1350    

1898, Trans-Miss., 5¢ dull blue, tied by "Mil. Sta. No. 4 W.D.C., San Juan, Porto Rico, Dec 1, 98" duplex postmark on corner card cover to New York, manuscript "Por vapor" endorsement, Very Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 288    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1351    

1898, Trans-Miss., 50¢ sage green, deep rich color, used with horizontal pair of 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), tied by light strikes of "Omaha, Nebr." registry ovals, purple "Registered, Omaha, Nebr. Jun 7, 1899" three-line datestamp on folded cover to Fremont Nebr.; light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine, an unusual commercial use paying the 8c registry fee plus 23 times the 2c domestic rate, ex-"World's Fair".
Scott No. 291    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $725

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