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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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Airmail to Official Seal Issues

Lots 1217-1226

Lot 1217    

Airmail, 1930, Graf Zeppelin complete, Complete set on individual covers plus additional $1.30 on flight cover, occasional slight perf toning, all adhesives well centered, F.-V.F (photo on web site).
Scott No. C13-C15; $1,275    Estimate $500 - 750.

Complete Images.

Realized: $650

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Lot 1218    

Airmail, 1930, $1.30 Graf Zeppelin, in combination with Airmail 1928, 5¢ Beacon tied by "Lakehurst, N.J., Jun 2, 1930" machine postmark and 1930, 65¢ Graf Zeppelin canceled by straight line "Lakehurst, N.J." handstamp, on flight cover with purple U.S. and red German flight cachets, Friedrichshafen transit backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. C14    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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Lot 1219    

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green, usd with 1¢ green (331) tied by "Cresco, Pa, Sep 4, 1909" duplex with oval grid cancel on picture post card to New York City, Sep. 4th receiver, pink "Fee Claimed by Office of / First Address. / (N.Y.P.O. 3D Div.)" three-line handstamp, additional "Offered at Address" handstamp on reverse indicating "Closed", Very Fine and rare E7 post card use.
Scott No. E7    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $200

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Lot 1220    

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green, tied by partial purple "Detroit, Mich., Jul 4, 1911" double-circle datestamp, used with 10¢ yellow on registered 2¢ red entire to Saginaw, Mich., Jul. 4th receiving backstamp; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine and rare registered E7 special delivery use.
Scott No. E7    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $220

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Lot 1221    

Postage Due, 1884, 1¢ red brown, with New York string of pearls precancel, used on 1884 Registry notice card to local address, "New-York, Dec 29 '84" duplex and red "New York Post Office, Adv., Jan 6, Due 1 Cent" advertising oval, blue "C.L." in circle handstamp; faults, Fine and scarce postage due use.
Scott No. J15    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $525

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Lot 1222    

Postage Due, 1884, 10¢ red brown, corner flaw, tied by cork cancel on 1892 cover from Cape Coast, West Africa (Ghana) to Chester Conn., clear strike of "Cape Coast, JA 1, 92" origin cds, "T" tax due handstamp, "Liverpool, Br. Packet" (2.8) transit backstamp, "New York, Feb 19, Due 10 Cents" duplex, Chester (2.20) arrival backstamp; opened for display, Very Fine and scarce unpaid use from West Africa.
Scott No. J19    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 1223    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, May 15, 99, duplex with "1" barred oval, three strikes tie 1¢ deep green (279), pair and three singles, on 1899 cover with "Hotz, s'Jacob & Co., Shanghai" flap imprint to New York N.Y., Very Fine and scarce 1¢ use from Shanghai.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1224    

Official Seal, 1900, red brown, two singles with one bisected, repairing post card bearing 1¢ green (300) tied by "Indianapolis, Ind. 1904" machine cancel to Brazil Ind., purple "Damaged by Cancelling Machine" staightline handstamp, Very Fine and scarce post card use.
Scott No. OX11    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $240

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Lot 1225    

Official Seal, 1907, blue, bisected to seal tear, on post card bearing two 1¢ green singles tied by "St. Louis, Mo. Dec 13, 1910" machine cancel to Birmingham, England, violet "Received at St. Louis, Mo. in bad order." two-line handstamp, Very Fine and scarce post card use.
Scott No. OX13    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $240

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Lot 1226    

Official Seal - Typeset, black, dot after "Officially", affixed over edge, tied by "Chicago, Ill. N. Div. Sta., Rec'd, Jun 25, 94" cds on cover bearing 2¢ carmine (220) tied by "Milwaukee, Wis. Mar 13, 1894" machine cancel on H.G. Razall Mfg. Co. corner card cover to Chicago Ill.; blue crayon mark through address with "Not There" notation, Very Fine and rare official seal use.
Scott No. LOX11c    $1,500.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THIS TYPESET SEAL VARIETY ON COVER.

As an indication of rarity, this seal variety on-cover use was missing from the wonderful Kotanchik collection.

Realized: $600

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