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Sale 97: The Westpex Sale

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State Postmarks - New Mexico (Santa Fe to Tucson & Balance)

Lot 817    

"Santa Fe, N.M. Nov. 1st", manuscript postmark and matching "Paid 3" rating on circa 1851 cover to Independence, Mo. endorsed "Waldo & Halls Mail" at bottom left; faulty and missing left flap, Fine and scarce Waldo and Halls mail endorsement, ex-Kramer.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Beginning July 1, 1850, Waldo and Hall Co. began the first regular mail contract between Santa Fe and Independence, Missouri. This four-year contract called for the stage to depart for and leave Santa Fe the first of every month.

Realized: $325

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