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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Lot 1606    

War Dept., 1873, 2¢ rose, tied by red quartered cork cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. Feb 25" cds addressed locally, stamp placed over pencil "½" for ½ ounce; barely reduced at right, Very Fine.
Scott No. O84    Estimate $400 - 600.

One of only five recorded War Department usages with red cancelling ink. Washington D.C. used red ink for local mail only in 1874-75.

Realized: $450

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