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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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California Illustrated & Advertising Covers

Lots 561-570 Lots 571-574

Lot 561    

California Illustrated Fair & Carnival Covers, collection of 65 covers and a post card, mostly multicolored illustrations; nice array of towns represented including San Francisco with scarce 1902 "Woodmen of the World" Street Fair and Carnival and three 1899 I.O.O.F. Golden Jubilee Celebration (two similar in different colors), Oakland with 1903 Oakland Street Fair and Carnival showing large Fair view, Stockton Fair covers for 1897, 1899, 1900 & 1901, various 4th of July Celebrations including 1909 Grass Valley, 1913 Selma, 1909 Redwood City and 1896 Nevada City, and a host of others from town including Oroville, San Diego, Hayward, Sonora, Santa Rosa, San Bernardino, Healdsburg, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and much more, generally F.-V.F. with better, a wonderful and scarce group.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $3,000

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Lot 562    

California Midwinter Fair, lovely brown exposition advertising design showing Bear, Palm Tree and City on cover bearing 5¢ Columbian (234) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Dec 1 '93" duplex on cover with orange address label to Germany, forwarded within Germany, reverse with New York (12.6) transit and Hamburg (12.18) arrival cds; some wear, otherwise Very Fine and attractive 1894 fair advertising.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 563    

1894 California Midwinter International Exposition Postcards (Megson GC10), a wonderful complete set of 9 used multicolor Exposition postcards showing various views of the Exposition, each bearing 1¢ Columbian (230) tied by "San Francisco, Cal." 1894 machine cancel to France, cards printed by Schmidt L & L Co., Very Fine and rare.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONAL USED SET OF THE RARE 1894 CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER SCHMIDT POST CARDS.

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Realized: $800

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Lot 564    

California Midwinter Fair, lovely green illustrated exposition design showing Golden Gate Park Fair Grounds, California Bear and the Golden Gate on cover bearing 5¢ Columbian (234) tied by "San Francisco, Cal. Feb 12 '94" duplex to Bedford, England, Very Fine and scarce expo design.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lot 565    

California Midwinter International Exposition Covers, of over 70 used covers and a used post card as well as several unused covers and letterhead; includes dozens of the Bear & Stagecoach Through Redwood Tree design showing the various corner card ads and frankings (indicias), with usages to Honolulu, H.I., Queensland, Switzerland and a registered usage to Germany, many other scarcer designs including the I.O.O.F. corner card, exposition building views, the "Office of San Joaquin County Midwinter Fair Commissioners" building illustrated, the "Alameda County Building & Exhibit" view, etc., couple legal size items and a scarce illustrated post card use, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $3,000

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Lot 566    

"Meteor" Coleman's California Line Clipper Card, black and blue ad design on enamel card stock (164x112mm) with illustration of Full Rigged Sailing Ship under Nighttime Starry Sky showing Meteor, promoting the A 1 Extreme "Meteor" clipper ship is now rapidly loading at Pier 15 in New York, excellent condition with a few mount marks on reverse as usual, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $600 - 800.

A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "METEOR" COLEMAN'S CALIFORNIA LINE CLIPPER CARD.

Realized: $375

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Lot 567

"Orpheus" Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line Clipper Card, black and bronze ad and design on glazed enamel stock (103x165mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Orpheus Playing Lyre with Eurydice in foreground, card promoting "The Magnificent A 1 Extreme Clipper Ship"; hint of corner wear and minor enamel oxidation at edges, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $250

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Lot 568 /o   

San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Picture Postcards, group of 53 cards; includes 6 real photo cards, most various city views and many series cards, scenes including refugees, street car tracks torn and twisted, some cards from other cities, etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $850

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Lot 569    

San Francisco Festival & Exposition Covers, mix of 7 covers and 55 postcards, 1909-15; covers all relating to the 1909 Portola Festival bearing three different multicolored designs some with variety, includes label usage, post cards with a array of designs for the 1909 Portola Festival (one being a "Free Pass"), 1910 Admission Day Festival and 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo, generally F.-V.F. with better.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 570    

San Francisco Illustrated Map Covers, 1901-15, group of six covers bearing allover map designs on reverse, two S.F. area maps and others showing downtown street maps, companies include Fulton Iron Work (two similar), Fulton Engineering & Ship Building Works, Cribben & Sexton Co., Rudgear-Merle Co. and Hale's California Stores, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Realized: $160

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Lots 561-570 Lots 571-574

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