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Sale 101: The Westpex Sale

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1857 1¢ & 3¢ Richard Celler Plating Studies & 5¢-24¢ Issues

Lot 879    

1858, 5¢ brick red, type I, horizontal pair, attractive well centered pair, tied by "New Orleans, La., May 4, 1859" cds on blue folded letter sheet to Barcelona, Spain, endorsed via England with red "New - York, Br. Pkt., May 11" exchange cds, Spanish bold "8.R.s" inland rate handstamp, reverse with red London (5.24) and La Junquera (5.27) transits, Barcelona (5.28) arrival cds; left stamp few blunted perfs, Very Fine and choice; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 27; $3,500 as used off-cover pair    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE DOUBLE BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE USAGE BEARING A PAIR OF THE 1858 5¢ BRICK RED TYPE I ISSUE.

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