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Sale 85: The Westpex Sale

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United States Postal History

Lots 935-939

Lot 935    

Chandler's News Express, Paid 10, oval handstamp with manuscript rate, on 1866 cover to New Orleans franked with manuscript canceled 1861, 3¢ rose (flaws), entered the mails with "Magnolia, Miss, Mar 10" cds, F.-V.F., a rare post war express.
Scott No. 65    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $120

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Lot 936    

Cheney & Co's United States & Canada Express, Concord, N.H., belted floral corner card on hand carried cover to Boston, Mass., with original 1859 enclosure; minor edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $120

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Lot 937    

Express Mail, 1837-39, two folded letters; 1837 Mobile, Ala. to New York rated "3.00" and 1839 Louisville, Ky. to New York with paid "75" rate, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Complete Images.

Realized: $210

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Lot 938    

Fiske & Co. Express, United States & Canada, blue printed box corner card on 1850's cover addressed to Duttensville, Vt., Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $230

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Lot 939    

Raab's Express Co., illustrated handstamp on cover to Leipzig, Germany, franked with 1861, 10¢ green + 5¢ brown (minor tone spots) tied by cork cancels, red "New York, Brem Pkt., Paid 12, Feb 10" exchange cds and blue Bremen straight line handstamp above, Very Fine, a wonderful express and foreign usage combination.
Scott No. 68+76    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

THE UNIQUE USAGE OF THE RAAB'S EXPRESS CO. ILLUSTRATED HANDSTAMP.

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Lots 935-939

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