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Sale 101: The Westpex Sale

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Eastern Expresses - Hodgman & Co. to Livingston, Wells & Pomeroy's

Lot 1163    

Livingston, Wells & Co. of New York, Paris agent, black on blue express label, tied by red "Roma, 29 Ago 48" arrival backstamp on blue folded letter datelined "New York July 22 1848" to Rome, Italy, sent out of mails by Cunard Line Hibernia from Boston Jul. 26th to Liverpool arriving Aug. 6th, then on to Paris where agent forwarded with label, entered mails with Paris (8.20) cds and "34" decimes rating, Genoa circular transit and "Via Di St. Beauvoisin" straightline, manuscript "Rome Postages 4l - .75 / Naples - .15 / 4 - .90" for postage due at Rome; some edge bleaching, F.-V.F. and rare transatlantic express forwarder label.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

This letter was bagged with other letters to avoid high postage to England during retaliatory rate period.

Realized: $1,150

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