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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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Military/War-Related Covers

Lots 1050-1055

Lot 1050    

"U.S. Ship Independence, New York, Nov. 21st 1843", dateline on gray folded letter to Philadelphia Pa., entered mails with partial red "New-York, Nov 23" cds and magenta "12½" due rating, long letter with content including talk of superior officers and a new Commodore, Very Fine.
Estimate    $100 - 150.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1051    

"U.S.S. Marion, Lisbon, Portugal, July 23rd 1876", datelined enclosed letter with original cover bearing Portugal, 50r green tied by grid cancel and "Lisbon, 25 / 7, 1876" cds to Athol, Mass., red London Paid (7.29) and New York Paid All (8.9) transit cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $120

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Lot 1052    

1846-48 Mexican-American War, group of 6 comprising two "Belonging to the Army" free uses 1847 Saco Me. to Lt. Whitten of 9th U.S. Infantry in Vera Cruz, 1848 Houton Me. free to Lt. Brown of Co. C 1st Artillery at Saltillo, Mexico forwarded back to Buffalo with "Brazos St. Jago" cds and "10" rating as mail was not free from soldiers in Mexico; four letters from Army Surgeon C.M. Hitchcock in route to Mexico including aboard S.S. Gladiator, Wash. City, San Antonio and Tampico, F.-V.F. and interesting group with some content.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1053    

1914 (Sep. 28) Vera Cruz, Mexico Postal Agency To Mexico D.F., registered used bearing two U.S. 5¢ Wash. singles tied by "Vera Cruz, Mexico, U.S. Postal Agency" framed handstamps, Mexico 1c. and 20c. tied by Agency h.s. and later with blue "Certificado, Mexico D.F., Oct 1 1914" oval datestamp, purple "Vera Cruz, Mex., U.S. M. Ag., Registered Sep 28 1914" backstamps; small left edge tear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $130

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Lot 1054    

(A.E.F. - Siberia) U.S. Postal Agency, Siberia, duplex postmark on two covers; Jan 7, 1919 postmark on "War Department, Post Exchange, Manila, P.I." penalty envelope with location typed out and "27th Infantry Exchange, A.E.F. Siberia" added, to San Francisco with countersign at bottom left (no censor handstamp), also a partial Jan 17, 1919 postmark on "War Department, Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces, Siberia" corner card cover to Washington D.C., box "A.E.F. Siberia, Censored" handstamp; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine (photo on web site).
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Complete Images.

Realized: $230

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Lot 1055    

(Midway Island) Midway Det. 3rd Def., Fleet Bat. Force, 7 Dec 1940, duplex ties 10¢ Frederic Remington (888) on cover to Homer Ill., reverse with manuscript "E.S. Clancy, Navy Construction Camp, Midway Island" return address, blue "Mail at Midway Island, Pan American Airways System" cachet handstamp; accompanied by second legal-size cover from E.S. Clancy cover with Liberty Mutual corner card updated in manuscript from "E.S. Clancy, Midway Island" bearing 10¢ airmail (C7), three singles, tied by "Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug 11, 1940" cds to Homer, Ill., blue "Mailed at Midway Island, Pan American Airways System" cachet handstamp and magenta "Via Clipper" straightlines, Very Fine pair of Midway covers.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $200

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Lots 1050-1055

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