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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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1879-88 Bank Note Issues

Lots 1172-1181

Lot 1172    

1879, 5¢ blue, A.B.N.C. printing, block of six each cancelled by quartered cork and tied by purple "Registered, Dec 27, 1881, New York P.O." three-line postmark on reverse of cover to Brione, Switzerland prepaid at four-times the 5¢ UPU rate plus 10¢ registry fee, reverse with Basel (1.9) and Locarno (1.10) transits, Very Fine and rare use of block on small cover.
Scott No. 185    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1173    

1879, 15¢ red orange, tied by "New York, Reg." registry oval, purple "New York N.Y., Jan. 21, 1890" purple two-line postmark on registered cover to Honduras, ms. endorsement "Via New Orleans, Porto Cortez and Tegucigalpa" (Honduras) at bottom left, New Orleans transit cds and Blank Registry utility label (FX-NO4, cat. $525) and other appropriate markings, cover was undeliverable and struck with a dizzying array of backstamps, finally returned and ending up in Dead Letter Office more than two years later, cover opened on three sides for display, Very Fine and rare use.
Scott No. 189    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED BANK NOTE REGISTERED USES TO HONDURAS, THIS BEING THE ONLY BEARING THE 15¢ VALUE.

Reverse.

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Lot 1174    

1879, 15¢ red orange, used with two 3¢ green (184) singles and 6¢ pink (186), all tied by cork cancels, matching "Bangor Me., Jan 17" cds on 1881 cover to St. Helena, black New York "F.D." (1.29) exchange backstamp and matching "N.Y./T" in circle handstamp, blue crayon "2" for double-weight, red London (2.9.81) transit backstamp and black crayon "2/8" 2s8d due rating; paper loss at right, Fine and scarce short-paid use to St. Helena.
Scott No. 189    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $170

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Lot 1175    

1882, 5¢ yellow brown, cancelled by cork duplexed with partial "Derry N.H., Jan 10" cds on 1887 cover to Sistov, Bulgaria, blue Jan. 16th arrival backstamp, F.-V.F. and rare early use to Bulgaria, The only recorded 5¢ #205 use to Bulgaria.
Scott No. 205    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1176    

1882, 5¢ yellow brown, tied by bluish black "Hailey, Idaho, Apr 13, 1885" duplex on 2¢ red brown entire to Chile, reverse with New York (4.18) transit and May 25th arrival backstamp, forwarded internally upon arrival; some docketing, Very Fine and scarce Idaho Territorial use.
Scott No. 205    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $160

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Lot 1177    

1883, 2¢ red brown, deep first printing shade, tied by quartered cork cancel duplexed with "Milwaukee Wis. S.S.Sta. Oct 22, 6AM" datestamp on 3¢ green on blue entire to Eyrarbakka, Iceland, reverse with Copenhagen (11.5.83) transit and Reykyavik (11.23) receiving backstamp; slightly reduced at left, Fine and rare first-month use to Iceland, an exceptional 19th century destination, ex-Gallagher, Andromeda.
Scott No. 210    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 1178    

1883, 2¢ red brown, cancelled by partial circular grid cancel duplexed with indistinct "Pembina, Dak." cds on 1885 cover addressed to Private R. K. Allan, C. Company, 90th Battalion, North West Territory, Winnipeg (5.15.85) transit backstamp; soiling and reduced at right with small edge repairs, Fine and rare use from Red River Settlement to North West Territory.
Scott No. 210    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 1179    

1887, 1¢ ultramarine, used with two 2¢ green (213) singles, tied by cork cancels and "Albuquerque N.M. Oct 2, 1888" cds on brown cover to Reykjavik, Iceland, "Reykjavik 30/11" cds struck four times including three tying the stamps, returned unclaimed with "Rebuts" and purple Dead Letter Office "D.L.O., Minor Division, Postage Stamp" tombstone handstamp, reverse with transits and two strikes of pink Iceland unclaimed handstamps; stamps flaws from edge placement, Fine and rare Bank Note Issue use to Iceland, ex-Gabriel (Angel).
Scott No. 212    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND EARLY UNITED STATES USE TO ICELAND, PARTICULARLY DESIRABLE FROM THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO.

Realized: $600

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Lot 1180    

1887, 3¢ vermilion, used with 1¢ blue (212) pair, 4¢ green (211), 5¢ Indigo (216) and 6¢ rose (208), all canceled by matching circular grids, purple "Registered, May 28 1888, Savannah, Ga." three-line postmark on registered cover to Banja Luka, Bosnia, New York (5.31) transit backstamp and New York registry exchange label affixed, Banjaluka (6.14) arrival backstamp, some manuscript smudges, Very Fine and rare destination, Prepaid 20¢ for double the 5¢ UPU rate plus 10¢ registry fee.
Scott No. 214    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $325

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Lot 1181    

1888, 5¢ indigo, corner crease, tied by partial "Louisville, Ky. Nov 22, 1888" cds on Brand & Bethel Leaf Tobacco corner card cover to Goree, Senegambia, Africa, reverse with various transits including New York (11.24), London (12.6) and Goree (12.29) arrival cds; reduced slightly at right, a Very Fine use.
Scott No. 216    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $170

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Lots 1172-1181

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