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Sale 108: The Westpex Sale

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Foreign Mails & World War II

Lot 1194    

Negative "H" in Circle, fine strike duplexed with "New York May 1" cds ties 10¢ brown (150) on 1873 folded cover to Mexico, endorsed "via Progresso, Cleopatra", black Mexican "2" reales due rating, Very Fine, the earliest of only nine recorded RE-L1 covers.
Weiss Nos. RE-L1    Estimate $250 - 350.

Carried by the Alexandre Line "Cleopatra" that departed New York May 1, 1873 and arrived at Progresso, Mexico on May 17. Weiss incorrectly listed this cover in his book as a May 4, but is actually May 1 and tied for the earliest strike.

Realized: $260

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