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Sale 101: The Westpex Sale

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British Commonwealth

Lots 195-204 Lots 205-211

Lot 195

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 1d dull carmine, plate I re-engraved, yellowish paper, reproduction, skillfully executed forgery from the infamous G.K. Jeffreys, barred oval cancels, clear to large margins, Very Fine, handwritten write up accompanies. SG Nos. 8F.
Scott Nos. 2R    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 196 o   

New South Wales, 1850, Sydney View, 1d carmine, plate I re-engraved, laid paper, horizontal strip of 3 (positions 17-19), "82" in barred oval cancels, margins clear to just shaving at top left, rich bold color, left stamp with small thin, otherwise F.-V.F. Scott Nos. 2b $2,400 for singles.
SG Nos. 13    £2,250 for singles ($3,020).

Realized: $800

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Lot 197    

New South Wales, 1871 (Sep. 21) Tocumwal, New South Wales to McMinnville, Tenn. via "California" and "England Overland" Routes, two blue covers from same correspondence, first with partial "Tocumwal, SP 21, 1871" cds and endorsed "Via California Route" bearing N.S.W. 1863, 2d blue (48) six in strip of three, pair and single, one with s.e. at left, all tied "50" (Albury) starburst cancels for two-times the 6d per ½ oz. rate, reverse with Albury (9.22), Corowa (9.22), Mulwala (9.22) and Sydney (9.25) transits, "San Francisco Cal. '10' Nov 6" integral-due cds for 10¢ steamship rate, sent via transcontinental railroad to the east coast, some edge wear; second with "Tocumwal, SP 21, 1871" cds and endorsed "Via England Overland Route" bearing N.S.W. 1863, 2d blue (48) nine in strip of six and three singles, all tied "50" (Albury) starburst cancels for two-times the 9d per ½ oz. rate, reverse with Albury (9.22), Corowa (9.22), Mulwala (9.22) and Sydney (9.25) transits, red London Paid transit cds and matching "2/Cents" credit handstamp, red crayon "2" pence colonial credit, red New York exchange cds; some stamp flaws and straight edges, Very Fine pair; second with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

This pair of letters from New South Wales to Tennessee contain virtually identical text. They show that even after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, some mail was sent by different routes to ensure delivery. The via London letter dated September 18th reads "…I wrote to you yesterday by the California Route which should come on hand some weeks before this letter as I send this by way of England but I concluded to write by both lines, so that one letter would be sure to arrive…"

Realized: $500

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Lot 198 o   

Western Australia, 1858, Swan (litho), 2d brown black on red, imperf, Swan watermark, neat barred oval cancel, margins clear to touching, Fine. Scott Nos. 2.
SG Nos. 15    £750 ($1,000).

Realized: $325

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Lot 199 o   

Western Australia, 1854, Swan (litho), 4d pale blue, imperf, "P" of "PENCE" with small head, Swan watermark, light blue "8" in barred oval cancel, margins large to just touching at top right, bright color, F.-V.F., a very scarce variety. Scott Nos. 3 var.
SG Nos. 3r    £1,500 ($2,010).

Realized: $575

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Lot 200 o   

Western Australia, 1855, Swan (litho), 1s pale brown, imperf, Swan watermark, barred oval cancel, margins large to touching at right, Fine. Scott Nos. 5.
SG Nos. 4c    £325 ($440).

Realized: $100

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Lot 201 ()   

Western Australia, 1864, Swan (engraved), 6d deep lilac, 6d dull violet, perf 13, unwatermarked, single of each shade, no gum, strong colors, Fine. Scott Nos. 28, 28 var.
SG Nos. 51, 51a    £750 ($1,000).

Realized: $180

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Lot 202 ()   

Western Australia, 1877, Swan (engraved), 6d lilac, 6d reddish lilac, Crown CC watermark sideways, single of each shade, no gum, bright colors, F.-V.F. Scott Nos. 39, 39 var.
SG Nos. 75, 75c    £500 ($670).

Realized: $100

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Lot 203 /   

Western Australia, 1882, Swan (engraved), 4d carmine, perf 14, Crown CA watermark sideways, block of 4, o.g., hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, rich brilliant color, fresh and Very Fine. Scott Nos. 51.
SG Nos. 78    £760 for hinged singles ($1,020).

Realized: $375

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Lot 204    

Western Australia, 1884, Swan (engraved), 6d lilac, perf 14, Crown CA watermark, block of 4, full o.g., bright vibrant color, Very Fine and choice. Scott Nos. 52.
SG Nos. 80    £560 ($750).

Realized: $325

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Lots 195-204 Lots 205-211

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