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Sale 108: The Westpex Sale

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1861-1866 Issue (Scott 68-78)

Lots 1465-1474 Lots 1475-1484 Lots 1485-1493

Lot 1465    

1861, 10¢ green, tied in combination with 2¢ Blackjack and 12¢ black on 1861 folded cover to England by vivid magenta grids and faint red New York "19" exchange cds, backstamped blue "Nottingham JY 19 61" receiving back stamp, V.F. and impressive cover., Very Fine and attractive three color franking.
Scott Nos. 68    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $800

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Lot 1466    

1861, 10¢ green, tied by "New York, Jun 21" cds and geometric duplex on cover to Orizava, Mexico, bold "2" reales inland rate handstamp with additional rate handstamps obliterated; cover slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, ex-Toaspern.
Scott Nos. 68    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1467    

1861, 10¢ green, with 1863 2¢ black + 1868 3¢ red "F" grill, strip of 5 + single (73+94) all paying 2x 15c rate to France, all centrally struck by bold grid cancels and truly belonging, bold and complete red New York "12" Paid transit, small red boxed "PD", blue French transit and Lyon receiver, a choice three color franking, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 68    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1468    

1861, 10¢ green, well centered amid large margins, canceled by grid handstamp with matching "Seneca Falls, N.Y., Nov 1, 1862" cds just tying stamp on cover to Richmond Hill, Canada, with red "Paid" in lozenge with "10" rate handstamp, additional red oval "U.S. 10cts, Paid" exchange handstamp, Extremely Fine, a charming little cover.
Scott Nos. 68    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 1469    

1861, 12¢ black, two singles, tied together with 1861, 3¢ rose, two singles (65) to cover to France by blue "Chicago, Ill., May 31, 1863" duplex postmarks, red "New York, Paid 24" exchange, red French entry, arrival backstamp, Very Fine and attractive, a lovely cover, ex-Noel & Walske.
Scott Nos. 69    Estimate $400 - 600.

Realized: $500

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Lot 1470    

1861, 12¢ black, used with 5¢ Brown (76) pair, canceled by pen, 12¢ tied by light strike of large "Bethany W.V. Oct 12, 1867" double-circle datestamp on small mourning cover to Adelaide, Australia, New York red "12" cents credit handstamp also ties 5¢ pair, Panama (10.30) transit; part of flap missing, some wear and edge faults, Fine use at the 22¢ rate for American packet to Panama and then New Zealand packet.
Scott Nos. 69    Estimate $300 - 400.

Cover placed aboard the "Kaikoura" on Nov. 27th, arrived at Wellington N.Z. Dec. 26th and finally Sydney on Jan. 2nd 1868.

Realized: $675

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Lot 1471    

1862, 24¢ brown lilac, two singles, slightly overlapping on cover to Kanagawa, Japan, in combination with 1862, 5¢ red brown (75) tied by neat waffle grid handstamps and red "London, Paid, 16 De 65" cds, manuscript "Via Marseilles" routing endorsement, red "48" credit handstamp and reverse with matching "Boston Br. Pkt., Paid, Dec 6" exchange cds, red "1d" handstamp and reverse with "Hong Kong, Fe 7, 66" transit cds; 5¢ with short perf and small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 70a    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.


Realized: $2,000

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Lot 1472    

1862, 24¢ brown lilac, rich color and attractively centered, tied by blue "Baltimore, Md., Sep 30" cds on small ladies cover to London, England, light red "New York, Am. Pkt., Oct 1" exchange cds and London entry cds, Very Fine and attractive; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 70a    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $240

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Lot 1473    

1861, 24¢ violet, thin paper, beautiful shade and impression, well centered, tied on cover to England by open grid cancel with "New London, Ct. Sep 2 1861" cds at left, markings included scarce red "Boston 3 A Pkt. 3 Sep 6" transit, red London Paid receiver, cover with small sealed tear at top, printed address for Col. Sam Colt (founder of Colt Firearms), Very Fine, a lovely and scarce stamp on cover, ex-Beals; with 1969 & 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 70c    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,500

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Lot 1474    

1861, 30¢ orange, two singles, on 1866 folded prices current from San Francisco, Cal. to Lima, Peru, in combination with 1861-63, 3¢ rose + 10¢ green, horizontal pair + 12¢ black + 15¢ black (65, 68, 69, 71), all cancelled by matching targets, red S.F. merchants oval and endorsed per "Str. Sacramento", red crayon "4-88-48" credit and blue "36" and "31" ratings, "Panama, Sp 1, 1866" double-arc transit and partial backstamp due to small paper loss; small stamp fault, Very Fine, a rare five times the 22¢ treaty rate usage; with 1996 Van Der Linden certificate.
Scott Nos. 71    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.


The letter enclosed price sheets from French, Australian, and United States cheese merchants. The cover although franked at the five-times $1.10 rate, it was credited at the four-times 88¢ rate with 48¢ credit to Great Britain for carriage from Panama to Peru.

Realized: $2,600

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Lots 1465-1474 Lots 1475-1484 Lots 1485-1493

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