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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Valentine Covers

Lots 677-683

Lot 677    

Cohoes, N.Y., Feb 14, sharp red cds with matching straight line "Paid" handstamp on ornate bronze floral bordered Valentine cover locally addressed, with lace Valentine enclosure with multicolored floral wreath, central verse book and gold Cupid accents, Extremely Fine, an exceptional Valentine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $140

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Lot 678    

Harlem, N.Y., Feb 15, red cds on oversized floral embossed Valentine cover to "Greenpoint, City of Brooklyn", franked with manuscript canceled 1851, 3¢ dull red, horizontal pair (corner tear), additional "Missent to Brooklyn, N.Y." circular handstamp, with original lace Valentine enclosure with hand written six verse poem; few minor flaws, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Realized: $325

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Lot 679    

(Massachusetts), red "Paid 3" in circle handstamp on large ornate bronze valentine to Sapleyville, additional back flap design with vase and winged cherub design, with white lace and multicolored flower valentine enclosure, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Realized: $80

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Lot 680    

New London, Con. "Paid", red straight line handstamp at top of bronze bordered valentine cover with flower design, original lace Valentine enclosure with flower motif and "Look at my Beloved" pull up to reveal mirror underneath (mirror cracks), handwritten verse and datelined "New London 14th Feb 1848", Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous mirrored Valentine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $100

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Lot 681    

Providence, R.I., Feb 17, cds with matching numeral "1" rate handstamp & red "Paid" straight line on bronze bordered Valentine cover with flower design, original Dobbs lace valentine enclosure with flower motif and "Look at my Beloved" pull up to reveal mirror underneath (mirror cracks), Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous mirrored valentine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $120

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Lot 682    

Salubria, N.Y., Feb. 14, socked-on-the-nose strike of cds tying 1851, 3¢ orange brown on large ornate bronze Valentine cover to Millport, N.Y., backflaps with flower and cupid designs, with lace flap valentine enclosure, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 10    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Realized: $200

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Lot 683    

Utica, N.Y., fancy blue oval postmark with matching "Paid" in scroll & "X" rate handstamp in double circle on large size Valentine cover to Little Falls with floral & cherub design on front & back in bronze, included is a wonderful multicolored enclosure with exquisite detailed pin point lace work, Extremely Fine.
Estimate; $400 - 500.", Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $240

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