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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1,Perkins Bacon Engraved Die Proof printed in black on thick white card, stamp size as nearly all are; ample margins around and showing characteristic uncleared corner frameline in all value tablets. A rare die proof - only six are known according to the Argenti handbook, VF

Provenance: "Halifax" Collection, Christie's Robson Lowe, October 1984; Lot 1055
Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 535
Est. $5,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1P,A beautiful Perkins Bacon original plate proof pair, printed in black on thin card with sheet margin at left, deep rich shade and impression, XF
Cat. $1,300
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1P,Perkins Bacon original plate proof in black on thin card, remarkably fresh with deeply etched impression, full margins, choice, XF
Cat. $650
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1,A rare mint pair with post office fresh colour, barely touching design at top, otherwise large margined including sheet margin at left, horizontal crease, unusually full original gum; attractive and seldom seen in mint multiples, F-VF OG (Unitrade cat. $9,000)

Expertization: 1960 PF certificate

Provenance: John C. Chapin, Shreves, June 2003; Lot 607
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1,A selected used single with ample to unusually large margins, bright colour on fresh paper, ideally light, centrally struck oval mute grid cancel, VF; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $700
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1,A lovely used horizontal pair with amazingly deep rich colour on fresh paper, huge margins for this stamp, neatly struck oval mute grid cancels; pressed crease on left stamp, Superb appearance (Unitrade cat. $1,400)

Provenance: Senator J.A. Calder, H.R. Harmer, New York, February 1958; Lot 371
Est. $500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 2,A spectacular mint block of six with sheet margin at left and large margins on other sides; negligible creasing in selvedge and in margin between second and third rows, large part original gum, a rare multiple with great eye-appeal, VF (Unitrade cat. $19,200)

Provenance: C.W. Mackie, BNA Provinces, H.R. Harmer Ltd., April 1962; Lot 453

Est. $7,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 2 shades,Four different shades - bright blue, blue, pale blue, deep blue, unobtrusive flaws, all nice appearing with ample to large margins, two with large part original gum and two unused. (Unitrade cat. $9,800)
Est. $1,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 2i,A selected used example with bright colour on pristine fresh paper, well clear to large margins including part of sheet margin at left, light oval mute grid cancel; a very nice stamp, VF+; 1986 BPA cert.
Cat. $300
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 3,A nice used pair with large margins all around, pressed horizontal crease on lower stamp, superbly struck oval mute grids, VF; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 2 - BNA Part One, November 1968; Lot 770), John Chapin (June 2003; Lot 613)
Cat. $800
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 4P,Perkins Bacon original plate proof - a spectacular lower corner margin block of 25, printed in black on thin card, light creasing along first row, a few card thins and minor ageing, quite likely the largest surviving plate proof multiple of any Nova Scotia pence stamp, VF and a wonderful showpiece. (Unitrade cat. $10,000 as normal singles)

Provenance: Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 258, November 1991; Lot 96
Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 512
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey, September 2016; Lot 54
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 4P,Perkins Bacon original plate proof - an impressive block of nine printed in black on thin card and displaying the complete SPECIMEN overprint, in choice condition, one of the largest surviving multiples, VF (Unitrade cat. $3,600 as singles)

Two other specimen blocks are known - a block of sixteen and a block of four.

Provenance: Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 135
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey, September 2016; Lot 55
Est. $1,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 4P,Perkins Bacon original plate proof, engraved, printed in black on thin card with sheet margin at left, XF
Cat. $400
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 4,Used horizontal pair with brilliant colour on fresh paper, left stamp with crease, still a lovely pair with ample margins all around and ideal light oval grid cancels, a very scarce multiple, VF; 1999 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade cat. $2,400)

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, March 2011; Lot 10333
Est. $750+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 4,Used vertical pair with clear to very large margins, light oval grids and nice bright colour, some staining and minor flaws on reverse only; each with purple "trefoil" handstamp of Ferrary; a very scarce used pair, F-VF appearance

Provenance: Philipp La Renotière von Ferrary, Sale I, June 1921; part of Lot 479 - described as "rare en paire".
Est. $500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 4,A selected used example with ample margins, bright colour, neat oval grid cancel, VF
Cat. $1,200
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6P,Perkins Bacon engraved plate proof printed in black, a fabulous corner margin block of ten with engraver's pencil annotation "Finished 18th July 1857" at foot, lower left proof faulty. One of the largest surviving plate proof blocks of the One shilling Heraldic from the sole sheet printed, VF; 1990 Peter Holcombe cert. (Unitrade 6P cat. $8,500 as normal singles)
Est. $2,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6P,Perkins Bacon engraved plate proof, a vertical pair printed in black on thin card, showing large portion of (SPEC)IMEN handstamp overprint in black, trivial toning, allegedly the largest proof multiple with this overprint, two singles are also known, VF (Unitrade 6P cat. as normal singles)

Provenance: Nicholas Argenti, Harmer Rooke, November 1963; Lot 445
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey Auctions, September 2016; Lot 58
Cat. $1,700+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6P,Perkins Bacon engraved plate proof single in black on thin card, well clear to large margins, large part SPEC(IMEN) handstamp overprint in black; rare - only a pair and one other single are known with the overprint, F-VF (Unitrade 6 cat. as normal)
Cat. $850+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6P,Perkins Bacon engraved plate proof, printed in black on thin card, choice, XF
Cat. $850
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 7,A Superb Mint One Shilling "Cold" Dull Violet - First Printing from the Legendary Ferrary Collection

A magnificent mint single of the distinctive and sought-after First Printing, displaying uniform true pastel colour with "warm" impression associated with this key stamp, surrounded by ample even margins and still retaining a portion of its original gum; shows the distinguished purple "trefoil" backstamp of Ferrary, one of the most famous collectors of all time. Very few mint examples exist; this one easily ranks among the finest extant. An impressive stamp that will become an instant highlight in anyone's collection, VF

Provenance: Philipp La Renotière von Ferrary, Sale II, October 1921; Lot 492
British North America Sale, Robson Lowe Ltd., June 1976; Lot 1305 - realized £2,100 hammer, the highest realization among the 430 lots offered in this specialized sale of essays, proofs and stamps.
Koh Seow Chuan Grand Prix Collection of Postage Stamps and Postal History of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Spink, April 1999; Lot 168 - described as "a rare stamp in exceptional condition".

ONE OF THE GREATEST RARITIES OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN PHILATELY, ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH SUCH LOFTY ATTRIBUTES.
Cat. $70,000
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6,A rare mint example, incredibly large margins on three sides, slightly in on the other, tiny portion of two neighbouring stamps visible, attractive and uniformly fresh colour and bright impression, large part original gum somewhat disturbed from previous hinging. A key mint classic stamp; pencil signed by expert Herbert Bloch on reverse, Fine OG (Unitrade cat. $32,000 as fine mint)
Est. $7,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6,A rare mint single, repaired but with part original gum, nice colour and Very Fine appearance, a sought-after classic stamp; 1985 BPA cert. (Unitrade cat. $60,000 as VF mint)

Provenance: “Halifax” Collection, Christie’s Robson Lowe, October 1984, Lot 1119 - pictured on front of their auction catalogue.
Est. $6,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 7,A remarkable used pair in the distinctive colour associated with the First Printing, amazingly rich colour, margins barely touching to large, each stamp ideally struck by central oval mute grid, additional portion of a British circular transit postmark dated OC 1852 at lower left. Accompanying certificate mentions slight loss of colour at lower right, which frankly is nearly invisible. A particularly rare multiple of this seldom seen stamp in above average quality; one of the few pairs on or off cover that have survived, Fine

Expertization: 1983 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: J.R. Saint, Maresch Sale 277, June 1993; Lot 153
Cat. $8,000
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 7,A large margined example of the elusive first printing; lightened stain at foot, an attractive sound example with light oval grid cancel, VF (Unitrade cat. $9,000)
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 6,A superb margined example with brilliant colour on pristine paper, oval mute grid cancel a bit heavily inked at top, completely flawless, pencil signed by experts Alcuri, A. Diena and Holcombe on reverse, VF+

Expertization: 1964 Alberto Diena and 1986 Alcuri certificates
Cat. $7,000
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE PROOFS AND STAMPS 1/6,The complete set of four in blocks of four printed in near issued colours on the distinctive thin mesh hard wove paper, two values with sheet margin on one side, fresh and choice, not often seen in blocks, VF+
Cat. $2,000
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (April 8) Folded "Copartnership Notice" printed circular sent from Halifax to McNairs Cove, bearing single-franking of 1p red brown on blue wove paper, large margins except in at right, tied by light oval mute grid, central file fold well away from stamp; on reverse Halifax (partially legible) dispatch, clear Guysborough AP 11 and McNairs Cove AP 14 receiver backstamps. An elusive printed matter rate (One penny per ounce, effective March 1854), F-VF; 1967 BPA cert. (Unitrade 1)
Est. $500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1852 (November 29) Folded cover mailed from Digby to Clementsport and franked with a diagonally bisected 6p yellow green, close margins and neatly tied by two boldly struck oval mute grids to cover, partially clear Digby NO 29 1852 double arc dispatch; pays the 3p domestic letter rate and is - THE EARLIEST RECORDED USAGE OF A NOVA SCOTIA BISECTED STAMP. A great showpiece, F-VF (Unitrade 4a)

Expertization: 1997 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10170
Randall Martin, Firby Auctions, September 2008; Lot 839
Est. $3,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1855 (May 2) Folded cover from Halifax to Wallace bearing two diagonally bisected 3p dark blue, flaws prior to usage, nicely aligned on cover and tied by two oval grids. One of only four known "double bisect" 3p domestic letter rate covers; on reverse Halifax MY 2 1855 and Wallace MA 4 receiver. Unusual and rare, F-VF (Unitrade 3a)

Expertization: clear 1957 PF certificate, submitted by Fred Jarrett

Provenance: Specialized Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 848

We can suggest two hypotheses for this odd usage:

1) A postal clerk used two halves of the three pence already available from his till and placed them side by side.
2) The sender defrauded the post office by cutting the two bisects from stamps that had already been used.
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1854 (April 10) Cover from Halifax to Charlottetown, PEI bearing a 3p dark blue on deeply blued paper, barely touching design to large margins, well tied by oval mute grid, deemed undercharged with instructional marking "MORE-TO-PAY" and handstamped "3" due (to collect) from recipient; Halifax and Prince Edward Island AP 17 1854 receiver backstamps. Minor imperfections to cover, nevertheless a very scarce and unusual Interprovincial Pence cover to PEI, F-VF (Unitrade 3)
Est. $500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1856 (October 7) Small cover from Halifax to PEI, bearing a 3p dark blue with large margins except top left, tied by two strikes of oval grid, clear Halifax dispatch and partly legible Prince Edward Island receiver backstamps, paying a very scarce 3p letter rate to PEI, F-VF (Unitrade 3)
Est. $300+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (July 27) Choice cover from Bridgetown to Richibucto, via the twice weekly ship service across the Bay of Fundy from Annapolis to Saint John, franked with 3p dark blue with ample to large margins and tied by oval grid; on reverse Bridgetown, Annapolis, St. John and Richibucto JY 31 receiver, pays the 3p interprovincial letter rate, VF and attractive. (Unitrade 3)
Est. $300+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (December 1) Envelope from Pictou to Halifax bearing a very large margined 6p yellow green diagonal bisect used to pay the 3p domestic letter rate, tied by oval grid, minor soiling mostly apparent on reverse, clear Pictou DE 1 1857 dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) DE 2 receiver backstamps, an attractive bisect cover, F-VF (Unitrade 4a)

Expertization: 1981 BPA certificate

Provenance: Henry Schneider, Siegel, October 1996; Lot 381
Carnegie Institute, Siegel, May 1981; Lot 363
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1859 (July 12) Folded large part entire from Tatamagouche to Halifax bearing an extremely fine example of the elusive 6 pence dark green, diagonally bisected for use as a 3 pence for the domestic letter rate. The bisect in choice condition with ample to large margins and neatly tied by light oval grid; on reverse a complete Tatamagouche JY 12 double arc dispatch and mostly clear oval "H" (Halifax) next-day receiver; light file fold away from stamp. A lovely bisect usage of this notoriously difficult stamp, VF (Unitrade 5a)

Expertization: 1951 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: C.W. Mackie, BNA Provinces, H.R. Harmer Ltd. London, April 1962; Lot 555
Hiroyuki Kanai "Specialized Nova Scotia", Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 866
Est. $3,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (May 6) Blue folded cover from Halifax to Dorchester, NB franked with a full margined diagonal bisect of the 6p dark green tied by light oval grid; light file fold just touches right corner of the bisect, trace of clip mark away from franking; partially legible Halifax, Sackville and Dorchester MY 10 receiver backstamps. Pays the 3 pence interprovincial letter rate to New Brunswick, F-VF (Unitrade 5a)

Expertization: 1978 Friedl certificate signed by expert Herbert Bloch

Provenance: Specialized Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 867

Only two bisected 6 pence covers are known to New Brunswick (one a 6p yellow green and the other the dark green offered here) are recorded in the Arfken & Firby census on page 52. A third cover is listed in error, dated April 14, 1859 from Halifax to Bathurst, but is in fact a single 6p dark green, paying a double weight; it is offered in this sale.
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (October 26) Blue folded lettersheet from Halifax to Maitland, bearing a 1p strip of three, partially severed between stamps, likely done by a postal clerk to facilitate dispensing over the counter, clear to full margins all around, neatly tied by oval mute grids, clear Halifax OC 26 1860 double arc dispatch CDS. A wonderful cover, displaying Provisional Usage of Pence stamps in the newly adopted currency period. This cover is the LATEST RECORDED USAGE of the One penny on cover, VF (Unitrade 1)

Expertization: 1996 Peter Holcombe certificate and cover pencil signed by him

Provenance: The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey, September 2016; Lot 70

Pence stamps were withdrawn from post offices around the end of September 1860, after the passing of the Decimal Currency reform on March 31 and just before the issuance of new Cents issue stamps on October 1st. Pence stamps were still valid for postage at the rate of 2c per 1p.

Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (April 29) Small envelope from Truro to Clarence, franked with a 3p blue, just clear to large margins, tied by mute grid; a provisional usage during the Decimal period as 5c for the domestic letter rate; Truro, Halifax and a partially legible transit backstamps, couple tone spots to cover. This is the LATEST RECORDED USAGE of a three pence stamp on cover, F-VF; 1982 Greene cert. stating: "... late usage, stamp was probably accepted as equivalent of 5¢ postage." (Unitrade 2)

A significant cover that would ideally conclude any Pence issue exhibit collection. While Decimal stamps were in circulation on October 1860, pence stamps were still being "used up" informally for a few months.
Est. $500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1853 (May 24) Folded cover endorsed "Per... Steamer to Boston" mailed from Halifax to New York, lightly soiled, bearing horizontal pair of 1p red brown and single 3p blue, minor flaws and horizontal file fold across two stamps, tied by oval mute grid cancels, the 39 further tied by Boston 26 MAY transit datestamp with additional 5 cent U.S. postage due on delivery from New York addressee; clear Halifax MY 24 1853 double arc dispatch on back. A very scarce British Packet rate - Port-to-Port five pence letter rate to the United States - THE EARLIEST RECORDED USAGE OF A ONE PENNY STAMP ON COVER. A great rate / date combination cover, ideal for exhibition, Fine; 2008 Firby certificate (Unitrade 1, 2)

Provenance: Nova Scotia Specialized, Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 840
Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia Collection, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 633
Randall Martin, Firby Auctions, September 2008; Lot 809

Census: The Earliest Recorded Date of a One penny on cover (any rate or franking). Of fifteen known 5p rate covers to the USA, this example predates by more than 10 months the second earliest, which is postmarked Boston Feb. 18, 1854.
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1854 (November 22) Folded blue entire lettersheet from Halifax to Boston in fresh condition, bearing a 3p dark blue, close at top at top and pair of 1p red brown just clear at lower right, otherwise large margined and cancelled by two oval grids, file fold crosses centre stamp, large circular Boston Br. Pket "5" NOV 25" CDS in black at left, additional 5 cent U.S. postage to be collected from the recipient; mostly legible Halifax NO 22 1854 dispatch on back. Pays the 5p British Packet "Port-to-Port" letter rate, VF (Unitrade 1, 3)

Provenance: Dr. John Robertson, Matthew Bennett Auctions, April 2004; Lot 242
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1851 (November 29) Folded cover with overall light ageing from Halifax to New York via Saint John, NB, franked with pair of 3p dark blue with clear to large margins, tiny cosmetic repair at top right corner; Halifax NO 29 and St. John DE 4 transit backstamps; addressed to Captain Norman McNeil, care of Brig Arthur Leavy at New York; once on board the letter was redirected and carried as a ship letter to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A fabulous well-traveled Nova Scotia Pence cover to one of the most exotic countries that one can possibly hope to find for an advanced exhibit collection, Fine (Unitrade 3)

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10250
Est. $2,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1856 (May 5) Small cover from Digby to Eastport, Deer Island, Maine, bearing a 6p yellow green, minor flaws, neatly tied by oval grid; on reverse Digby MY 5, St. John MY 6 transits, New Brunswick double arc border exchange handstamp in blue along with PAID 10 CENTS in red on obverse. Straightline ADVERTISED instructional marking in black indicating the Post Office advertised this undelivered letter in the local newspaper (unclaimed letters were treated as dead letters). Some ageing and slight edge wear to cover; an interesting and very seldom seen "ADVERTISED" Nova Scotia Pence cover, Fine (Unitrade 4)
Est. $750+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1859 (April) Blue folded cover from Halifax to Bathurst, New Brunswick, ideally franked with the elusive 6p dark green, a selected example with large margins, placed in the position it was intended to be used and scarce thus, tied by oval mute grid cancel; four backstamps including Halifax dispatch, Sackville NB AP 16, Chatham AP 18 transits and Bathurst AP 18 receiver; minor age stain along file fold at centre. Quite surprisingly THE ONLY KNOWN double weight letter rate (any franking, without due markings) to New Brunswick, VF (Unitrade 5)

Provenance: "Halifax" Collection, Christie's Robson Lowe, October 1984; Lot 1107
Est. $2,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (December 2) Yellow envelope from Upper Cross St. Mary's to Wiscasset, Maine, bearing 6p dark green with small even margins tied to cover by oval grid, partly legible dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) DE 5 backstamps, light border exchange PAID 10 in red; small stain at upper left, an appealing cover - THE LATEST RECORDED USAGE of a Six pence dark green, F-VF (Unitrade 5) ex. The "Colchester" Collection of Nova Scotia (June 2010; Lot 229)
Est. $1,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1856 (June 28) Small cover with sideflap missing, franked with a 3p dark blue pair neatly tied by oval grids, shortpaid by 1½p the then current 7½p currency (equal to 6p sterling) letter rate to England, handstamped "5" for British Claim, along tombstone Pkt Letter Paid Liverpool JY 26 56 transit in red, legible Sydney and Derby backstamps. This cover is the only shortpaid cover listed in the Arfken & Firby census, small faults but appealing, Fine; 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 3)

Provenance: Carnegie Institute, Siegel, May 1981; Lot 358
Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10251
Est. $750+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (December 15) Folded cover bearing two singles and a diagonal bisect of the 3p blue, ample to large margins and tied by oval grids, file fold on right stamp - nearly always the case with the famous Ratchford correspondence, superb tombstone Pkt Letter Paid Liverpool DE 28 57 receiver in red; Amherst DE 15 and oval "H" (Halifax) DE 16 transit backstamps. An attractive and Fine cover paying the 7½ pence letter rate (effective August 1, 1854) to the UK. (Unitrade 2, 2a)

Expertization: 1978 Friedl certificate signed by expert Herbert Bloch.

Provenance: Specialized Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 847
Est. $1,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (May 15) Small white envelope mailed from Halifax to the Island of Jersey, bearing a 6p dark green on bluish wove paper with good margins and a diagonal bisect 3p bright blue on bluish paper, just touching frame at right, well clear at top tied by light oval grids; on reverse oval "H" (Halifax) dispatch and legible Jersey MY 30 receiver. A rare combination franking to the United Kingdom and the ONLY KNOWN Pence cover to Jersey, a significant cover that has graced several important collections of the past, F-VF (Unitrade 2a, 5)

Expertization: 1937 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Specialized Nova Scotia, H.R. Harmer, London, November 1946; Lot 164
Nicholas Argenti, Harmer Rooke, London, November 1963; Lot 499
"Geranium" (Pilkington) Collection of Nova Scotia, SG Auctions, December 1986; Lot 775
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 197
Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 697
Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10258
Est. $2,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1856 (January 28) Folded entire from Windsor NS to New York, endorsed "Per Steamer" and bearing a pair of 1p red brown, sheet margin at right and large margins except at left, and a single 6p yellow green with mostly large margins; stamps are fresh and in sound condition, light file fold between not affecting adhesives, neatly cancelled by oval mute grids in black; clear Windsor JA 28 double arc dispatch and same-day oval "H" (Halifax) transit backstamps, large circular Boston Br. Pkt / 5 / FEB 2 transit on front, with 5c U.S. postage to collect from recipient. An unusually clean and highly desirable Eight-pence British Packet single-letter rate cover from the Interior of Nova Scotia to the US; a glorious showpiece, VF (Unitrade 1, 4)

This impressive cover is unrecorded in the exhaustive Arfken & Firby census handbook "The Pence Covers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1851-1860", now making this ONE OF ONLY THREE SUCH FRANKINGS consisting of two 1 penny stamps and a 6 pence yellow green. A total of only six recorded covers (any frankings) pays the eight pence letter rate from the Interior of Nova Scotia to the United States - 3 pence postage inland postage plus 5 pence British Packet rate from Halifax to the U.S.

Expertization: 1985 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Senator J.A. Calder, H.R. Harmer, New York, February 1958; Lot 373
J.R. Saint Collection of Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 277, June 1993; Lot 150 - described as: "the finest of the few known rate covers."
The "Colchester" Collection of Nova Scotia, Eastern Auctions, June 2010; Lot 208

AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER - ONLY TWO SUCH RATE COVERS BEARING A SIX YELLOW GREEN ARE REPORTED IN THE EXHAUSTIVE CENSUS COMPILED BY ARFKEN & FIRBY.
Est. $6,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (December 16) Orange envelope, minor edge flaws, mailed from Londonderry to St. John's, paying 3p Nova Scotia inland postage plus 5p currency (4p sterling) sea postage from Halifax with pair of 1p red brown alongside a 6p yellow green, just clear to mostly large margins, neatly tied by clear oval mute grids, middle stamp further cancelled by manuscript "X", file fold away from stamps; on reverse Londonderry, NS double arc dispatch in red, oval "H" (Halifax) transit and St. John's JA 5 receiver. ONE OF ONLY THREE REPORTED COVERS franked with a pair of one penny and a 6 pence yellow green, Fine (Unitrade 1, 4)

Expertization: 1995 BPA certificate

THE VERY ELUSIVE 8-PENCE INLAND NOVA SCOTIA TO NEWFOUNDLAND LETTER RATE. ONLY EIGHT COVERS, REGARDLESS OF FRANKING, ARE REPORTED IN ARFKEN & FIRBY CENSUS.
Est. $3,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1858 (December 29) Folded cover in an excellent state of preservation, displaying a superb franking consisting of a large margined 1p red brown pair and a choice single 6p dark green, well clear to unusually large margins, attractively cancelled by light mute grids, backstamped Wallace, NS DE 29 double arc dispatch, oval "H" (Halifax) DE 9 and St. John's JN 7 transits and a quite legible Harbor Grace receiver datestamp below franking. An exceptional cover of great rarity, paying the 8 pence letter rate from the Interior of Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, VF (Unitrade 1, 5)

Expertization: 2020 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe Ltd., November 1962; Lot 1175
Claude Cartier (Part 2), SG Auctions, September 1977; Lot 58 - realized then an impressive £6,000 hammer.

A SUPERB EIGHT PENCE LETTER RATE COVER TO NEWFOUNDLAND, THE EARLIEST OF ONLY THREE KNOWN WITH THIS FRANKING.
Est. $6,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1854 (January 28) Blue lettersheet (refolded for presentation) mailed from Truro to Halifax, franked with a horizontal strip of 3p dark blue with clear to large margins and fresh rich colour, file folds crossing left and right stamps, neatly cancelled by oval mute grids, paying a rare triple weight domestic letter rate, F-VF and attractive (Unitrade 3)

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10184

Census: Only four such frankings for this rate are reported in Arfken & Firby census. This cover is not part of the census.
Est. $1,000+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1856 (December 8) Cover from the well known Ruggles correspondence bearing 3p dark blue and 6p yellow green with mostly large margins, both tied by oval grids; on reverse light Digby dispatch and clear Bridgetown DE 9 1856 double arc receiver. Pays a rare triple domestic letter rate. A beautiful cover, VF (Unitrade 3, 4)

Provenance: Specialized Nova Scotia Collection, Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 857

Only eight covers (all known frankings) are known to exist paying the 9 pence triple domestic letter rate. Only one other cover shows a similar 3p + 6p yellow green franking.
Est. $1,500+
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NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (January 10) Clean blue folded lettersheet, bearing a horizontal strip of three of 3p deep blue, mostly clear to large margins except at top of one stamp, light horizontal file fold crosses strip, neatly tied by oval mute grids, manuscript registry number "439" mailed from New Glasgow to Pictou; neat dispatch and receiver backstamps. Very attractive and a rare franking & rate combination - one of only seven covers bearing three 3p stamps paying the 3p single domestic letter rate plus 6p registration, F-VF (Unitrade 3)

Expertization: 1985 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10187
J.R. Saint Collection of Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 277, June 1993; Lot 142
"The John McKinlay Correspondence", John Kaufmann Auction 42, May 1978; Lot 53
Est. $1,000+
54
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1858 (July) Orange envelope from the Ruggles correspondence at Bridgetown, franked with an impressive large margined diagonally bisected 6p yellow green overlapping a single with large margins except at right, both tied by oval grids, right stamp with part of docketing with "7 / 7 1858" date; slight edge wear and part of backflap missing, partial Annapolis receiver. A mere five covers bearing a 6p bisect and single exist, this cover previously unrecorded, F-VF (Unitrade 4, 4a)
Est. $2,000+
55
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1859 (March 19) Clean cover mailed registered from Yarmouth to Bridgetown, annotated "Register 43" bearing a 3p bright blue slightly overlapping a 6p dark green, both touching design on one side to large margins, light oval grid cancels, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps; backstamps includes Yarmouth dispatch in red, Annapolis MA 22 and Bridgetown MA 22 receiver. A nice cover displaying a rare franking of 3p + 6p dark green - fewer than ten such franked covers exist paying the single domestic letter rate plus registration, F-VF; 1976 PF certificate (Unitrade 2, 5)
Est. $1,000+
56
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (March 7) Small cover with letter enclosure, mailed registered from Yarmouth to Saint John, NB via Digby, paying the single letter rate plus six pence registration, franked with a 3p blue and 6p dark green, 6p in on one side, otherwise large margined with both showing parts of neighbouring stamps on two sides, cancelled by oval grids, clear red double arc dispatch and black transit backstamps, St. John MR 10 receiver lightly struck on front. A very rare cover, one of four known paying this rate to New Brunswick, two others show a similar franking. An appealing cover ideal for exhibition, F-VF (Unitrade 2, 5)

Expertization: 2017 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: The "Colchester" Collection of Nova Scotia, Eastern Auctions, June 2010; Lot 215
Robert H. Pratt, Sissons Sale 274, June 1968; Lot 734
Est. $1,500+
57
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (March 8) Small envelope from the Butterfield correspondence, endorsed "Per Cunard" and bearing a fabulous three-colour franking - 1p red brown, 3p bright blue and 6p dark green, just clear to large margins except 3p in at top corners, tiny marginal crease on 6p, all nicely tied by Halifax oval grid "H", 3p and 6p further tied by French transit CDS, circular "PD" and London Paid MR 20 CDS in red on front; Halifax MR 8 dispatch, Paris 21 MARS arrival and intact red wax seal on reverse. A remarkable cover in all respects, an absolute showpiece, VF (Unitrade 1, 2, 5)

Provenance: Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 215

ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED NOVA SCOTIA PENCE COVERS TO FRANCE. All are rated 10 pence (per quarter ounce) and are from the same correspondence. This cover was carried by Cunard Line "Europa" from Boston (March 7) via Halifax (March 9) arriving at Liverpool March 19.
Est. $20,000+
58
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1856 (April 30) Folded part cover endorsed "Money Letter" and "Paid", lower right corner repaired, most unusually franked with a single New Brunswick 6p olive yellow and a mostly large margined pair of Nova Scotia 3p deep blue, all tied by oval '1' grids of Saint John, paying a double weight registered letter rate to Halifax, light file fold through right stamp with touched up surface thin, light two-line "REGISTERED / LETTER No." handstamp in red with registry "599" at top left; on reverse St. John AP 30 dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) MY 3 receiver. An amazing New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Pence cover with wonderful eye-appeal; John Seybold backstamp, F-VF (Unitrade NB #2, NS #2)

Expertization: 2009 BPA certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 7 - BNA Part Three, H.R Harmer, Inc., January 1970; Lot 314
John Seybold British North America Postal History Collection, J.C. Morgenthau & Co. Auctions, March 1910; Lot 659 - aptly described as: "This cover with the remarkable combination is one of the great rarities of the Seybold collection."

THE ONLY KNOWN COVER SHOWING A COMBINATION FRANKING OF NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA STAMPS.
Est. $5,000+
59
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (July 7) Orange envelope from Newport to Halifax franked with a large margined One shilling reddish purple, tiny repair at top right corner and tied by light oval grid, endorsed "Registered" at left, clear Newport JY 7 double arc dispatch on reverse along with oval "H" (Halifax) JY 9 1860 receiver; small cover tear at top and light central fold away from stamp. A marvelous single-franking usage of the One shilling paying six pence double weight domestic letter rate plus six pence registration. A fabulous exhibition-worthy cover, VF (Unitrade 6)

Expertization: 1999 BPA certificate

Provenance: Colonel E.H.R. Green, Part V, Percy Doane Auctions, November 1942; Lot 487
"John Foxbridge" (du Pont), private treaty 1988
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 226
Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10196

Census: Of the seven recorded covers paying double letter rate 6p + registration 6p, THIS IS THE ONLY COVER WITH A ONE SHILLING STAMP PAYING THE RATE.
Est. $10,000+
60
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1852 (July 8) Blue envelope mailed from Halifax to Aylesbury, England at the early 15 pence Packet Letter rate, bearing a 3p deep blue and a first printing 1sh "cold" dull violet with barely touching to large margins, neatly tied by oval grids, vertical fold well away from the very impressive franking, THE EARLIEST OF ONLY TWO KNOWN fifteen pence letter rate covers to England, clear tombstone Pkt Letter Paid Liverpool JY 17 52 transit datestamp in red, and red manuscript "10" (sterling) rate. A glorious and important Nova Scotia Pence cover, VF (Unitrade 2, 7)

Expertization: 1999 BPA certificate

Provenance: Carnegie Institute, Siegel, May 1981; Lot 369 - where it realized an impressive US$9,500 hammer.
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 222
Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10272

Census: Only five covers have been reported paying this rate to the UK before August 1, 1854 (where the rate was reduced to 7½ pence). Of these, four are franked with 3p & 1sh stamps, two of which are mailed to England. This cover is the earlier of the two.
Est. $10,000+
61
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (January 31) Folded registered cover from Windsor to Halifax, endorsed "Money" and Register" and showing an exceedingly rare franking of a 3p dark blue, in at left to very large margins on other sides, along with two single 6p yellow green, both just touching in one place to large margins, all tied by oval grids, partly legible double arc dispatch backstamp and same-day oval "H" (Halifax) JA 31 1857 receiver on front; sealed tear and couple file folds away from stamps. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER bearing this combination franking; a wonderful cover ideal for exhibition, F-VF (Unitrade 3, 4)

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5 - BNA Part Two, H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1969; Lot 943
W.H. Brouse owner's backstamp (private sale)
The "Colchester" Collection of Nova Scotia, Eastern Auctions, June 2010; Lot 223

ONE OF ONLY TWO TRIPLE DOMESTIC LETTER RATE REGISTERED COVERS RECORDED - THE OTHER BEARS THE SIX-PENCE DARK GREEN AND IS DATED MORE THAN TWO YEARS LATER IN 1859, MAKING BOTH COVERS UNIQUE.
Est. $4,000+
62
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (November 26) Folded legal size entire from Halifax to Amherst, displaying an impressive franking at top left of 3p blue partially overlapped by a 1sh reddish purple, slightly touching design at top to oversized margins including an unusually large portion of adjacent stamp on one side, light vertical file folds, one crossing the stamps, fresh colours and neatly tied by oval grids, endorsed "Registered" at right, Halifax dispatch CDS on back and next-day Amherst receiver ideally struck on front. An important high franking cover - the sole example recorded in the Arfken & Firby census and having once graced great collections of the past, F-VF (Unitrade 2, 6)

Expertization: 1999 BPA certificate

Provenance: John Seybold BPA Collection, J.C. Morgenthau & Co. Auctions, March 1910; Lot 721 - cover has two of his characteristic owner's mark.
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 228
Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia Collection, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 707
Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10199

A UNIQUE DOMESTIC FRANKING PAYING TRIPLE LETTER RATE OF NINE PENCE AND SIX PENCE REGISTRATION FEE.
Est. $7,500+
63
NOVA SCOTIA PENCE POSTAL HISTORY 1857 (November 20) A very appealing small cover mailed from Sydney, Cape Breton to Lieutenant W. L. Inglis, H. M. S. 32nd Regiment, Peshawar, India, franked with pairs of the 3p deep blue and the first printing 1sh "cold" dull violet, both somewhat in or touching to large margins but essentially sound and superbly tied by oval grids in the correct position - remarkably so with each allowing the "Crown" to be plainly visible as the cancelling device was intended to be employed. Complete and equally well struck Sydney, CB NO 20 1852 double arc dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) NO 27 1852 transit datestamp on reverse alongside script ink annotation. One of the great highlights of this gold-medal collection, a celebrated and famous cover to India, F-VF (Unitrade 2, 7)

Expertization: 1984 BPA certificate

Provenance: Henry C. Gibson, Eugene Klein Auction, March 1944
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 224
Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10279

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in BNA Topics, Whole Number 256, June-July 1967, page 163.

Census: Five covers are reported in Arfken & Firby's "The Pence Covers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1851-1860", one is incomplete and three others bear two 1sh cold violet and a 6p yellow green. The fifth cover is the one offered here, displaying A UNIQUE FRANKING TO INDIA.
Est. $40,000+
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS
64
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8,Die Proof printed in black, issued colour, on card mounted india paper, showing ABNC imprint and die number "95" at foot, scarce and attractive, VF
Est. $500+
65
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8,Die proof printed in black on card mounted india paper measuring 33 x 40mm, choice and scarce, VF
Est. $350+
66
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8,American Bank Note Company engraved trade sample proofs, three different in green, brown purple and violet, perforated 12 on gummed wove paper, first two with usual minor gum thins. A very scarce trio originating from the famous ABNC trade sample sheet, VF OG
Est. $350+
67
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8Pii, iii, v,Positional plate proof block of 40, showing four ABNC imprints and three different SPECIMEN overprint types in red, on card mounted india paper, VF (Unitrade cat. $4,640 as se-tenant proofs)

Specimen Type B at Positions 1-10, 15-20, 21-30; Type C at Positions 31-40 and the scarce Type D at Positions 11-14.
Est. $1,000+
68
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8c,An attractive mint left margin horizontal strip of five imperforate vertically, quite well centered and fresh, F-VF H (Unitrade cat. as two pairs)
Cat. $750
69
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8i,A fresh, well centered mint corner margin plate block of six showing a prominent HORIZONTAL STITCH WATERMARK across the top pair, negligible natural short gum skips, otherwise full original gum. An elusive variety, especially desirable in a plate block, VF NH (Unitrade cat. as two hinged singles)
Cat. $700+
70
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 8 variety,An impressive mint single distinctive strong colour and slightly blurry impression resulting from a second "kiss print" impression, unusual and visually striking, VF OG, unlisted; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $150+
71
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 9,“Goodall” Die Proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 25 x 28mm, die sunk on card 30 x 48mm, showing die number “412” and ABNC imprint at foot; a rarely seen and appealing proof, VF; ex. Koh Seow Chuan (April 1999; Lot 236)
Est. $1,500+
72
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 9TCiii + varieties,Trial Colour plate proof sheet of 100 in dark slate violet on card mounted india paper showing ten ABNC plate imprints and diagonal SPECIMEN Type A overprint in red, paper clip mark entirely in margin at top left, in great condition and seldom seen intact, VF (Unitrade cat. $5,000 as single proofs)

Nine proofs in the first column (Pos 1/81) show the broken "S" of "SPECIMEN" variety, ranging from minor to nearly completely missing similar to a "small comma", the best being Positions 51 and 61. Most unusual.
Est. $1,500+
73
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 10,A fabulous Engraved Large Die Proof, printed in black on india paper 33 x 50mm die sunk on remarkably large card measuring 148 x 215mm; showing American Bank Note Co. imprint and die number "95B" below design, couple peripheral spots and small minor corner crease to card, inconsequential for this immensely rare die proof. A wonderful proof that really stands out, VF (Minuse & Pratt 10TC1a)

It is interesting to note that no die proof (of any size) of the 5 cent exists in blue.
Est. $1,500+
74
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 10,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black on card mounted india paper measuring 34 x 42mm, rare and appealing, VF
Est. $500+
75
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 10,A superb engraved “Goodall” die proof printed in reddish brown on india paper 24 x 30mm, sunk on card 28 x 46mm, showing clear American Bank Note Co. imprint and die number “95B” at foot. A rarely seen "Goodall" die proof ideal for exhibition, VF+; ex. Koh Seow Chuan (April 1999; Lot 239)
Est. $1,500+
76
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 10,An outstanding mint block of twelve, THE SECOND LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE, displaying rich colour on paper showing a bluish tint, some perf separation strengthened by hinges, slight staining at top, original gum somewhat lightly disturbed, irregular perfs at right. Despite these minor imperfections, a very impressive multiple, stamps unusually well centered and fresh. A glorious showpiece of this challenging Decimal stamp, VF (Unitrade cat. $7,200 for VF not counting the 100% OG premium)

From an original find (Canada circa. 1955), this block is mentioned in Nicholas Argenti "The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia" on page 181.

Provenance: Hiroyuki Kanai "Specialized Nova Scotia", Harmers of New York, October 1985; Lot 1094
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink, April 1999; Lot 265
Unknown provenance, Christie's Robson Lowe New York, March 1992; Lot 3263
Est. $4,000+
77
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 10,A selected group of seven used distinctive "5c." rate handstamps on the 5 cent stamp (the only value known with these), produced by the Postmaster of Baddeck, Cape Breton; seldom encountered in such an extensive group, noting Macdonald Types III (2) and IV (5) mainly subtype "a" shown. An attractive lot of these short-lived postal rate markings, F-VF
Est. $500+
78
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 11,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in orange red on card mounted india paper 43 x 43mm; a choice and very scarce coloured proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt 11TCa)
Est. $750+
79
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 11,American Bank Note Company Trade Sample Proofs - an extraordinary array of 8 different colours, all displaying sought-after darker colours including one in a dull yellow green shade (near issued colour). All engraved and on at least three different paper types, perforated 12 and gummed by ABNC; tiny gum thin on the black proof, in remarkable condition and a very rare assembly. VF-XF OG (Minuse & Pratt P8-B)

Provenance: Dull Yellow Green and Black Brown proofs are from Fred Jarrett Collection, Sissons Sale 183, November 1960; Lots 1225 and 1224 respectively
Est. $1,500+
80
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 11,American Bank Note Company Trade Sample Proofs - an attractive group of five coloured proofs on wove vertical or horizontal mesh paper, includes three distinctive shades of rose and two striking darker shades of orange, one with slight thin spot, others sound and scarce thus, VF
Est. $400+
81
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 12,Trial Colour Die Proof, engraved, printed in black on mounted india paper measuring 35 x 41mm, choice and rarely seen, VF (Minuse & Pratt 12TC1a)

It is interesting to note that no die proof (of any size) of the 10 cents exists in vermilion, colour of issue, nor were any "Goodall" die proofs produced of this particular denomination.
Est. $750+
82
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 12P + unlisted overprint,Plate proof single on india paper with very rare "SPECIMEN" handstamp overprint in red (horizontal - 12 x 2.5mm), similar to the one found very rarely on a few Canada Pence & Cents proofs, most unusual, VF
Est. $300+
83
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 12Pi, ii, iii,Corner margin plate proof block of sixteen on card mounted india paper, some light toning at foot, showing two ABNC plate imprints and three different types of the diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in green - Type B (Pos 1-4, 31-34), Type C (Pos 41-44) and the scarce Type D (Pos 11-14), VF (Unitrade cat. $2,400 for se-tenant proofs)
Est. $500+
84
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 12Pv,Plate proof block in the issued colour on card mounted india paper with ABNC imprint in left margin and the elusive diagonal SPECIMEN Type A in black, choice and very scarce, VF
Cat. $750
85
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 12TCv,Trial colour plate proof pair in black showing the diagonal SPECIMEN Type B overprint IN GOLD, negligible mount mark at foot of left proof, a rarely seen multiple with unfaded gold, VF
Cat. $800
86
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 12TCv,Trial colour plate proof in black with scarce diagonal SPECIMEN Type B overprint IN GOLD, on india paper, choice, VF
Cat. $400
87
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 13,Large Engraved Die Proof printed in black, issued colour, on india paper 41 x 50mm, die sunk on remarkably large card 146 x 210mm; American Bank Note Co. imprint and die number "94" below design. Negligible spots at foot, light ageing on back only. A fabulous large die proof - believed to be only one known on large card, VF; clear 2012 Greene Foundation cert. (Minuse & Pratt 13P2) ex. BNA Sale (Christie's Robson Lowe, March 1992; Lot 3260)
Est. $1,500+
88
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 13,Engraved Die Proof in black, issued colour, on card mounted india paper 40 x 41mm, in pristine condition and quite scarce, XF (Minuse & Pratt 13P2)
Est. $500+
89
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS PROOFS AND STAMPS 13Pi, ii, iii,Upper left plate proof imprint block of eight on card mounted india paper, showing all three types of diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in red - Type B (Pos 1-2, 21-22), Type C (Pos 31-32) and scarce Type D (Pos 11-12), choice, VF (Unitrade cat. $1,200)

Est. $300+
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY
90
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (October 2) Folded cover from Halifax to New York via Boston, bearing an impressive, one-of-a-kind franking of two 1p red brown (cut in and file folds) and a 5c blue on white paper, clipped perfs from postal clerk's habit. POSTALLY USED ON THE SECOND DAY OF ISSUE, tied by oval grids, Halifax OC 2 1860 double arc dispatch on reverse, circular "Boston Br Pkt 5 / OCT 5" postmark in black on front, denoting 5c U.S. postage to be collected from the recipient. An impressive and significant cover showing the ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF A PENCE & CENTS COMBINATION FRANKING - a great showpiece, Fine

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5 - BNA Part Two, H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1969; Lot 926
J.J. Macdonald Nova Scotia - One Hundred Years Over the Waters exhibit, Eastern Auctions, October 2013; Lot 760
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey Auctions, September 2016; Lot 66

Following the changeover to Decimal currency, the rate via British Packet to the US, became 8½ cents instead of 5 pence (valid for only nineteen months). Here the two 1 penny stamps have been taken as 3½ cents.

The Cents issue was first issued to the public on or about October 1st, 1860 according to Nicholas Argenti, the leading authority and author on the subject. This cover was mailed on second day of issue and bears the only known mixed issue franking of Pence and Cents stamps.

THE EARLIEST COVER BEARING A CENTS ISSUE STAMP AND WITHOUT QUESTION, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECIMAL COVERS OF NOVA SCOTIA.
Est. $15,000+
91
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (April 9) Envelope in choice condition, docketing by recipient at left, bearing a single 1c black on white paper unusually tied by Halifax split ring datestamp, mailed unsealed to Wallace with portion of receiver on back; Vincent G. Greene backstamp, appealing and scarce this nice, VF (Unitrade 8a) ex. Hiroyuki Kanai "Specialized Nova Scotia" (October 1985; Lot 1110)
Est. $250+
92
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (September 19) Blue envelope with unsealed backflap, franked with 1c black tied by Halifax grid "H" duplex datestamp, addressed to Cape George, with light receiver backstamp, paying the 1c unsealed circular rate, VF (Unitrade 8a)
Est. $150+
93
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1864 (July 30) Small clean cover from Lower Horton to Aylesford (both in Kings County), slightly reduced at left, bearing a 1c black pair, a few irregular perfs on one side, cancelled by oval grids, Lower Horton dispatch, Kentville transit and Aylesford receiver all on same day, paying the scarce 2 cent county rate, VF (Unitrade 8a)
Est. $200+
94
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1864 (August 7) Envelope addressed locally in Sherbrooke St. Mary's, slightly reduced at top, bearing a most unusual and striking franking consisting of a diagonally bisected 5 cent blue, used to pay the very elusive drop letter / county rate of 2 cent (overpaid ½c), well tied by light oval grid, light Sherbrooke St. Mary's double arc datestamp at left and additional clearly struck same-day delivery receiver on back; some light cover wrinkles well away from stamp. The only known instance of a 5 cent stamp bisected to pay a rate and to the best of our knowledge a UNIQUE franking. Listed in Unitrade but currently unpriced, F-VF (Unitrade 10b)

Expertization: 1961 Royal Philatelic Society and 2019 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: "Kanai" Specialized Nova Scotia Collection, October 1985, Lot 1115
Koh Seow Chuan, Spink America, April 1999, Lot 273
Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia Collection, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 733

Literature: This cover is mentioned in Nicholas Argenti seminal handbook "The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia" on page 193, under the 2½ cents rate.
Est. $4,000+
95
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1866 (April 27) Folded lettersheet from a Major Commander, headlined "Headquarters 1st Regiment, C.B Militia, 27th April 1866" inside, endorsed "H.M.S." on front, addressed to a Captain of 7th Company Regiment, C.B. Militia, Sydney, bearing a single 2c lilac tied oval grid, Sydney MY 2 66 split ring receiver backstamp. Very rare according to Argenti handbook - "Very few of these covers exist (RR)", in fact we do not recall offering a similar cover; one of the rarities of Cents era postal history, VF (Unitrade 9)

Provenance: "Halifax" Collection, Christie's Robson Lowe, October 1984; Lot 1150
Est. $1,500+
96
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (December 2) Folded wrapper endorsed "Printed Circular" at top, bearing pair of 1c black showing portion of ABNC imprint at top, right stamp has flaws, tied by two strikes of Halifax grid "H" duplex, mailed to Stewiacke with DE 5 receiver backstamp. A very scarce double printed matter rate, F-VF (Unitrade 8)

Interestingly enough, this wrapper & usage was delivered during the newly formed Dominion of Canada (post-Confederation) but before Canadian stamps arrived at Nova Scotia post offices in April 1868.
Est. $300+
97
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1868 (January 4) Blue cover from the Ruggles correspondence at Bridgetown, bearing two 1c black on white paper tied by oval grids backstamped Bridgetown JA 4 1868 double arc datestamp. An attractive late usage of this scarce local drop letter rate, VF (Unitrade 8a)

Nova Scotia postage stamps were allowed to be used for one year following Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. Canadian stamps were available at post offices as early as April 1st, 1868.
Est. $250+
98
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1868 (January 10) Yellow cover from the Ruggles correspondence, franked with a single 2c lilac neatly tied by oval grid, docketing at left, pays the 2c drop letter rate, Bridgetown JA 10 dispatch on reverse. A clean and very scarce single-franking local drop rate, VF (Unitrade 9)
Est. $250+
99
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (March 9) 5c blue cover Halifax to Charlottetown; 1866 (November 10) 5c dark blue on a beautiful small cover to Henry Morgan, Ottawa, Canada; and 1863 (August) 5c dark blue pair, minor perf toning, paying double interprovincial letter rate to New Brunswick. A lovely and scarce trio, VF (Unitrade 10)
Est. $300+
100
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (May 7) Oriental buff coloured envelope addressed to Halifax, faint edge wrinkles and intact red wax seal on reverse, mailed at Wolfville paying the 5 cent domestic letter rate with a scarce, diagonally bisected 10 cent vermilion in choice condition and showing part of adjacent stamp at foot, well tied by an oval mute grid cancel, light Wolfville dispatch and oval "H" receiver MY 7 1861 backstamps. A scarce bisect cover, VF; 1964 RPS of London certificate (Unitrade 12b)
Est. $750+
101
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1865 (June 1) Beautiful reddish fawn envelope mailed from Baddeck, Cape Breton to Little Glace Bay, bearing a 5c dark blue on white paper with centrally struck "5c." within oblong overprint (Macdonald Type III) and further tied by additional oval grid cancel as customary by the Postmaster, Baddeck JU 1 and Sydney JU 6 transit backstamps. A rare handstamped cover of which only four Type III handstamp covers were seen by J.J. Macdonald, ideal for a serious collection, VF (Unitrade 10c) ex. Graham McCleave (Eastern Auctions, October 2015; Lot 138)
Est. $500+
102
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1865 (August 15) Small envelope from Baddeck to Pictou, bearing a well centered 5c blue nicely tied by centrally struck "5c." within oblong (Macdonald Type III) and further tied by oval grid as customary; slight opening tear at foot, four different backstamps including Baddeck, Plaister Cove, Antigonish and Pictou AU 17 receiver. A most appealing Postmaster's rate handstamp, very short-lived with only four covers recorded, F-VF (Unitrade 10) ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 7 - BNA Part Three, January 1970; Lot 535)
Est. $400+
103
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1864 (January 15) Cover from Lower Stewiacke to Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, bearing strip of four and single 1c black, ageing along perfs, quite sharply struck oval grids, pays the 5c Interprovincial letter rate; cover with slight age spots and portion of backflap missing, still showing no less than six backstamps, partial to clear strikes, a Fine and very scarce franking (Unitrade 8) ex. John Siverts (May 1989; Lot 203)
Est. $300+
104
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1864 (October 14) Envelope mailed to Charlottetown, PEI, franked with two pairs and a single 1c black on yellowish paper tied by grids in red (dispatch CDS indistinct), Halifax OC 14 transit and PEI OC 15 arrival backstamps, paying the rarely seen 5c interprovincial letter rate, small opening fault to cover at top, otherwise F-VF with wonderful appeal. (Unitrade 8)
Est. $350+
105
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1866 (November 30) Cover mailed from Canning to Hilsburg, Digby County, franked with a diagonal bisect and horizontal pair of the 2c lilac, attractively positioned and completely sound, neatly tied to cover by oval grids, Canning NO 30, partial Kentville NO 30 and mostly clear Annapolis DEC 3 1866 transit backstamps, faint cover soiling in no way detracts, a very rare bisect usage - fewer than ten such frankings exist paying the 5c domestic letter rate, VF (Unitrade 9b)

Expertization: clear 1961 PF certificate

Provenance: Specialized Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 340, June 1999; Lot 887
Est. $4,000+
106
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (March 22) Blue cover in clean condition bearing a striking and very unusual horizontal bisect of the 10c vermilion, used to pay the current 5 cent domestic letter rate, extraordinarily tied by a complete and unusually well struck oval mute grid cancellation; mailed from Halifax to Sherbrooke St. Mary's with partial Halifax MR 22 dispatch and legible MR 25 receiver backstamps; pencil signed by Fred Jarrett on reverse. An impressive bisect cover and certainly among the very finest, VF+ (Unitrade 12b)

Provenance: Carnegie Institute, Siegel, May 1981, Lot 389
Specialized Nova Scotia, Maresch 340, June 1999; Lot 919
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey Auctions, September 2016; Lot 103
Est. $750+
107
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (August 22) Clean cover slightly reduced at left bearing a 1c black and 2c lilac pair tied by oval grids, pays the 5c domestic letter rate to Moose River; faint partially legible (?) River West Side split ring on front and partial Clementsport backstamp. A very pretty five cent rate combination franking, VF (Unitrade 8, 9)
Est. $400+
108
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (September 19) Folded cover from Halifax to North Sydney, Cape Breton, the rarely seen Sea Route letter rate paid with a single 8½c green tied by grid "H" cancel, very clear dispatch and North Sydney SP 21 arrival backstamps; small sealed tear at top and light cover soiling. A very elusive rate - a mere few such covers exist, F-VF (Unitrade 11)

The Newfoundland packet which carried this letter also called at Sydney. This sea route to Newfoundland via Cape Breton lasted from October 1860 to May 1, 1862, with service suspended during the winter months December to March.

Provenance: "W.H. Brouse" with his backstamp (circa. 1910s / 1920s)
BNA Sale, Harmer Rooke of London, June 1965; Lot 641
J.J. Macdonald - Nova Scotia One Hundred Years Over the Waters exhibit collection, Eastern Auctions, October 2013; Lot 763
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Rumsey Auctions, September 2016; Lot 101
Est. $1,000+
109
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (December 12) Cover endorsed "per Europa" mailed from Halifax franked with a sound 8½c green tied by oval grid "H" cancel, superb Halifax double arc dispatch on reverse, addressed to New York with Boston Br. Pkt / 5 / DEC 17 circular datestamp, denoting 5c U.S. postage to be collected from the recipient, minor flaws to cover mostly along edges, a Fine and rare single-franking to the United States, this packet rate was valid for just 19 months (until end of April 1862). (Unitrade 11)

Provenance: John Seybold, J.C. Morgenthau & Co. Auctions, March 1910; Lot 728 - cover shows his signature backstamp.
Est. $750+
110
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1860 (November 30) Blue cover from Truro to Farmington, Maine, franked with a 10c vermilion for the 10 cent overland rate to the US, tied by oval mute grid, circular border exchange "PAID 10" in red, used in Second Month of Issue - a very scarce early date; Truro NO 30 and Amherst same-day transit backstamps, VF (Unitrade 12)
Est. $250+
111
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1862 (May 16) Folded cover opened and mounted for display, addressee name excised, mailed from Halifax to Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, travelling via New York, St. Georges, Bermuda and St. Thomas, Danish West Indies before arrival, franked with 10c vermilion (ageing) cancelled by grid paying the newly adopted letter rate to the British West Indies (increased from 8½c to 10c after May 1st, 1862), rated "4" (sterling) sea postage, several transits including St. Georges JU 4, St. Thomas JY 1 including British "Crown" circle Paid at St. Thomas in red, partially legible boxed "DETAINED FOR POSTAGE" instructional marking in red and same-ink partial blurry British "Crown" circle Paid handstamp (likely of Guadeloupe). Despite the imperfections, an exceedingly rare destination cover, Fine (Unitrade 12)
Est. $500+
112
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1862 (October 31) Clean blue envelope from Halifax to St. John's, paying a very scarce Port-to-Port 10 cent letter rate to Newfoundland (increased from 8½c to 10c after May 1st, 1862), franked with pair of 5c blue, a few blunt perfs at top due to placement near edge of cover, cancelled by oval grid; on reverse Halifax OC 31 and St. John's 5 NO 1862 receiver. A beautiful and rare multiple franking paying the 10 cent letter rate to Newfoundland, VF (Unitrade 10)

Nicholas Argenti notes regarding ten cent rate to Newfoundland: "The same rate could be made up with two 5c but no such cover has been seen by the author (RRR)".
Est. $350+
113
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (December 9) Yellow envelope with embossed Truro Boot & Shoe albino advert at left, mailed from Truro to Massachusetts, paying the 10 cent overland rate with two diagonal bisects of the 10 cent vermilion, placed together and tied by oval mute grid, Truro DE 9 1867 and partial Amherst same-day transit backstamps; no US receiver as customary during the era. A very rare and striking usage of two bisects on one cover, VF, 2019 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 12b)

We can offer two hypotheses for this odd usage:

1) The post office clerk used two halves of the Ten-cent that were available from his stamp till and placed them side by side.

2) The sender used halves of previously used stamps to defraud the post office and succeeded.
Est. $1,000+
114
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (November) Folded cover posted at the mailbox of Cunard Line ship "Niagara" sailing from Halifax to Queenstown (Ireland), bearing a 12½c black, faulty but tied by rare grid 'A98' mail boat cancel, endorsed "P.Str. Niagara" at left, paying letter rate to the UK, London Paid DE 9 61 CDS receiver in red. Few Mail Boat cancelled covers from Nova Scotia are known, Fine; 1994 BPA cert. (Unitrade 13)
Est. $750+
115
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1866 (October 25) Cover from Halifax to Ireland with single-franking 12½c black on yellowish paper tied by grid, docketing on arrival at left, partial Halifax split ring dispatch and Ferns NO 5 CDS receiver backstamps. A very scarce 12½c letter rate to Ireland, F-VF (Unitrade 13) ex. John Siverts (May 1989; Lot 228)
Est. $400+
116
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1867 (July 9) Mourning cover with a remarkable franking paying the 12½ cent rate to England, consisting of a single 8½c green and a pair of 2c lilac, tied by oval "H" grid cancellations, light Halifax JY 9 67 dispatch and clear Plymouth AU 10 British transit on reverse. Portion of backflap missing and light central fold away from stamps and markings. An exceptionally rare and equally striking combination franking unrecorded in Argenti - we know of only one other (ex. Mayer), VF; 1966 RPSL cert. (Unitrade 9, 11)

Expertization: 1966 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Graham McCleave Collection, Eastern Auctions, October 2015; Lot 151

Illustrated in Jephcott, Greene & Young "The Postal History of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick" book on page 267.
Est. $2,500+
117
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1862 (March 17) Folded cover from the Interior of Nova Scotia at Windsor, mailed to New York via Halifax and Boston, double arc dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) MR 17 transit backstamps, franked with a 10c vermilion and two 1c black, shortpaying by 1½c the required 13½ cent letter rate. Stamps tied by light oval grids, neat Boston Br. Pkt / 5 / MAR 24 CDS nicely ties left stamp, file fold crosses 10 cent. A most unusual and very rare rate cover, shortpaid without due markings from the Interior to the United States via steamer from Halifax, Fine (Unitrade 8, 12)

Provenance: J.J. Macdonald - Nova Scotia One Hundred Years Over the Waters exhibit collection, Eastern Auctions, October 2013; Lot 764
Est. $750+
118
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1864 (November 8) Reddish coloured envelope, lower flap missing, from Wallace to Harbor Grace via Halifax and St. John's, bearing single 1c & 12½c black with small flaws and light ageing, lightly tied by oval grids, partially legible Wallace dispatch and St. John's NO 14 transit backstamp; legible Harbor Grace NO 15 double arc receiver on front. Despite the minor imperfections, any 13½c rate cover from the Interior to Newfoundland are, in the words of Nicholas Argenti, "exceedingly rare (VVR)", Fine (Unitrade 8, 13)
Est. $1,000+
119
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1865 (August 1) Small white envelope mailed from Pugwash to Harbour Grace with an exceptionally rare and most striking franking consisting of a single 12½c black alongside a diagonal bisect of the 2c greyish purple, paying the very rare Interior of Nova Scotia to Newfoundland 13½ cent letter rate. Stamps with slight imperfections as to be excepted due to placement on the cover, both tied by light grid; on reverse a very clear Pugwash AU 1 1865 double arc dispatch, "H" (Halifax) AU 2 and St. John's Newfoundland AU 7 transits, Harbour Grace receiver lightly struck on obverse. Believed to be the only such reported franking (to anywhere); a wonderful cover for a serious collection, VF (Unitrade 9b, 13)

We would like to point out the very rare instance of this 13½c franking; the vast majority are invariably franked with a 12½c and a 1c stamp. All other usages of the 2c bisect are, to the best of our knowledge, shown on 5 cent domestic rate covers together with two examples of the 2 cent.

Expertization: 1970 BPA certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 2, H.R. Harmer, Inc., November 1968; Lot 909
Claude Cartier (Part Two), SG Auctions, September 1977; Lot 66
Est. $3,500+
120
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1865 (April 27) Folded cover bearing 5c blue and 10c vermilion, light perf toning, tied by oval grids, endorsed "Register", numbered "536" and mailed from Hantsport to Cornwallis with double arc dispatch backstamp; pays the 5 cent domestic letter rate plus 10 cent registration, an elusive rate, F-VF (Unitrade 10, 12)

Provenance: Randall Martin, Firby Auctions, September 2008; Lot 863
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey, September 2016; Lot 105
Est. $500+
121
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1868 (January 13) Amber cover endorsed "Per Steamer from N. York" mailed from Windsor to San Francisco, California, bearing 5c blue and 10c vermilion well tied by oval grids, small cover flaw at top barely affects the 10c; Windsor split ring dispatch and same-day oval "H" (Halifax) transit backstamp. A very scarce 15c rate to California - of the few that exist most are from the same correspondence and faulty. This cover is one of the nicer known examples of this rate, F-VF (Unitrade 10, 12) ex. "November" BNA Collection (February 1994, Lot 268, where it realized US$920)
Est. $750+
122
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1861 (December) Oriental buff colour cover from Halifax to Jamaica endorsed "via N. York", top and left backflaps replaced, tiny edge tears at top away from a very rare franking of a pair of 8½c green on white paper nicely tied by oval mute grids, paying an exceedingly rare double weight letter rate to the British West Indies. This Packet rate from Halifax was in effect for just 19 months until April 30, 1862. Two different partial Jamaican split ring datestamps at top left including Mile Gully JA 14 61 receiver. Easily one of the rarest Nova Scotia Cents issue covers when combining franking, rate and destination, F-VF (Unitrade 11a)

Provenance: Dr. Robert V.C. Carr Award Winning Collection of Nova Scotia, Siegel, October 1988; Lot 765 - where it realized an impressive US$4,750 hammer.
"Dubois" (Hugh Wood) Collection of Jamaica - Part II, Spink, July 2021; Lot 678
Est. $6,000+
123
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1865 (October 9) Small envelope from Sydney, Cape Breton to Narbonne, France, bearing a nicely centered pair of 8½c green on white paper, tied by oval grids, London Paid 22 OC 65 circular transit datestamps in red, same-day Amb. Calais transit and British claim "7" manuscript, light vertical fold to cover only of no importance; on reverse six different backstamps, one the Sydney double arc dispatch, partially legible oval "H" (Halifax) transit and four French markings. A very rare and most attractive 17c letter rate to France, a fabulous showpiece, VF (Unitrade 11)

Provenance: The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey, September 2016; Lot 408
Est. $3,500+
124
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1866 (August 13) White envelope mailed from Sydney, Cape Breton to Issoudun, Indre, France, light traces of foxing, franked at upper left with pair of 8½c green on white paper tied by well-struck oval grids, superb London Paid 27 AU 66 circular transit datestamp in red, same-ink circular "PD" (paid) instructional marking and manuscript "7" for British claim, same-day French Amb. Calais 27 AU 66 transit on obverse; on reverse Sydney split ring dispatch, Paris a Perigueux 27 Aout 66 transit and partially legible Issoudun receiver. A very rare 17 cent letter rate to Continental Europe, ideal for an exhibit collection, VF (Unitrade 11)
Est. $3,500+
125
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1864 (June 26) A magnificent three-colour franking to Christchurch, New Zealand, endorsed "By mailsteamer pr. N.Z. Land", the 23-cent rate consisting of 10c vermilion pair, a 1c black (faults and re-positioned) and a 2c lilac, all tied by oval mute grids, docketing at left, Halifax JU 26 partial dispatch datestamp on reverse, neat London Paid JY 2 64 split ring transit in red, British claim "10" manuscript in red and neat Christchurch SP 16 64 receiver on front, sent via U.K., Ceylon and Sydney (Cunard Line and Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.). Couple small tears and light central fold to cover. One of the major destination rarities of Nova Scotia's colonial period; a remarkable cover ideal for exhibition, Fine (Unitrade 8, 9, 12)

Expertization: 1993 BPA certificate

Provenance: Dr. Robert V.C. Carr Award Winning Collection of Nova Scotia, Siegel, October 1988; Lot 740 - where it realized US$3,500
Dr. Morris Osattin, Christie's Robson Lowe, November 1992; Lot 835
The "Skywalk" Collection of Nova Scotia, Schuyler Rumsey, September 2016; Lot 405


Est. $7,500+
126
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1863 (February 17) Cover from the Reverend Sprott correspondence, franked at lower left two single 12½c black on white paper, nicely tied by oval mute grids, overpaid by 2c for convenience the 23c letter rate to Ceylon, East India; part backflap missing and replaced with similar paper stock for presentation, sealed tear near top centre, nevertheless with excellent visual appeal. Backstamped with clear Middle Musquodoboit double arc dispatch, oval "H" (Halifax) same-day transit and red Kandy Paid AP 2 receiver; London Paid MR 4 double ring CDS transit and red British "10" claim handstamp. A well-travelled and rarely seen destination cover bearing Nova Scotia colonial stamps, Fine (Unitrade 13a)
Est. $2,000+
127
NOVA SCOTIA CENTS POSTAL HISTORY 1865 (October 13) Legal cover from Halifax to New Glasgow, in excellent condition considering its size and the weight carried, intact red wax seal on reverse, displaying a remarkable multiple franking paying a six-times 5 cent domestic letter rate and 10c registration with strip of three and single 10c vermilion, the latter partly affected by a stain, all tied by oval grid "H" cancellations, neat "Crown" Registered handstamp in red at left and Halifax split ring dispatch on reverse. An impressive rate and franking combination, F-VF (Unitrade 12)

Expertization: clear 1984 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: J.R. Saint Collection of Nova Scotia, Maresch Sale 277, June 1993; Lot 234
Est. $1,500+
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES
128
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES An impressive lot covering nearly all denominations, better items regardless of condition to be found including a 1p unused vertical pair, used 3p strip of five on piece, also a pair and bisect on piece, 6p yellow green and dark green - three unused singles, 1sh reddish purple, deeper shade accompanying BPA cert. states: "unused without gum, bleached, is genuine", also seven used singles, one of which shows "TH" watermark letters. Overall mixed condition faults or clever repairs; close examination recommended. A valuable group.
Est. $7,500+
129
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES About 180 proofs nearly all related to Cents issues and for the most part displayed on exhibit pages with write-up, includes a few die proofs among myriad plate proofs, trial colours and specimen overprints. Excellent representation of existing proofs with either a single or a block including many with imprints or se-tenant specimen types, noted several with gold (faded) specimens. The odd flaw but overall F-VF; a great lot for the specialist.
Est. $3,000+
130
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES About 200 mint and used singles, multiples, plate varieties, white & yellowish papers, shades, cancels, etc., mainly displayed on exhibit pages with write-up. Noted range of 1c misperfs, a used 1c block of six with favour cancels (allegedly the largest known used multiple with Enzo Diena cert. described as genuine), two mint shades of the 5c one in a pair, 8½c block of 12 (3x4) with double perfs on lower two rows, plate varieties on 8½c & 12½c several of which are within blocks. Overall nice condition throughout, Fine to Very Fine and a comprehensive depiction of this series.
Est. $1,000+
131
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES An impressive and unusually comprehensive collection of these elusive Allan and Cunard Line postal markings supplied by GPO London, England. All struck on Nova Scotia stamps with Pence (4) and Cents (19), ranging from the uncommon to the very rare. Includes A91 on 3p, 6p yellow green, 8½c, 12½c; A92 on 2c, 5c, 12½c (4); A95 on 12½c; A97 on 6p yellow green and dark green, 12½c (3); A98 on 1c, 8½c, 10c, 12½c (2) and B61 on 12½c (2). Typical mixed condition but strikes are legible to superb. A challenging group to assemble, Fine to Very Fine
Est. $2,500+
132
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES Includes 1c black and 8½c green on yellowish paper plus 10c vermilion on white paper, all with plate imprints; first sheet severed between fifth and sixth rows, minor perf separations and hinge supports in places. The 8½c shows several constant plate varieties. Most stamps are NH, F-VF (Unitrade 8, 11, 12)
Est. $750+
133
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES Sixteen Pence and four stampless covers on exhibit pages with write-up, includes 12 different rate / franking combinations from single usage of 1p for printed matter rate to 12 pence double domestic + registration fee. Several better with two 6p yellow green on domestic registered cover, 6p yellow green and 6p dark green single frankings to the U.S., 6p dark green, double domestic, 3p rate to Upper Canada, 3p re-entry in "POS" on domestic cover, 1p strip of three domestic rate, etc. Condition varies from mixed to fine or better, but a comprehensive lot of Pence era postal history not often seen.
Est. $5,000+
134
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES A remarkable lot of seven covers - includes bisected 6p yellow green Halifax to Locks Island; 7½p rates (4 covers), one with bisect 3p dark blue + 6p yellow green to Liverpool, England, a bisect 3p + 6p yellow green and bisect + 6p dark green to Island of Mull (England) and Isle of Wright (Scotland), last two covers with certs. Also the exceedingly rare bisect 1p alongside single 1p and what should have been a 6p yellow green (tiny fragment still remains of the missing stamp) from Truro AU 13 1858 to Portsea SP 6, being one of only four covers bearing a bisected 1p stamp; a very rare 9p domestic rate franked with single & bisect of 6p yellow green Wilmot SP 20 1860 to Truro and a domestic double registered cover bearing single & bisect 6p yellow green, endorsed "Money Letter" and "Registered". Mixed condition but nevertheless an impressive lot of sought-after items; close examination recommended.
Est. $5,000+
135
NOVA SCOTIA COLLECTION BALANCES Mainly displayed on exhibit pages with write-up, about 40 covers from 1c drop letter rate to a 25c rate to Ceylon, various frankings & rates with domestic usages as well as rates to the U.S. and U.K. Included is a 2c bisect usage on cover fragment (BPA cert.), "5c." Baddeck postmaster handstamp on cover, 13½c cover to Newfoundland with 1c, 2c, 5c (2), bold cancel and faults but very rare, mixed issue N.S. 5c blue & Canada 1c Small Queen postmarked Halifax MR 22 93, allegedly the latest known usage of a N.S. colonial stamp on cover, 10c bisect cover (offered as is but has 1953 RPS of London cert.), several covers bearing one or more 10c stamps or in combination to pay domestic, interprovincial or US rates, 12½c rates to Ireland or Scotland, double 12½c frankings to England and to Ceylon (right-hand stamp did not originate to cover). Condition variable, nevertheless offering plenty of useful covers for the advanced postal history collector. Viewing recommended.
Est. $3,500+
ADEN
501
ADEN 1-12,Mint set of 12 with bright fresh colours, barest trace of hinging, F-VF VLH (SG 1-12 £1,200)
Cat. $775
ASCENSION
502
ASCENSION 10-21,An attractive mint set of 12, choice with full original gum, faint trace of hinging, VF VLH (SG 10-20 £350)
Cat. $435
503
ASCENSION 23-32,An elusive used set of nine, most with nice CDS postmark, F-VF (SG 1-9 £475)
Cat. $636
504
ASCENSION Housed in two Palo albums with slipcases, nearly complete for the period including perforations and printings; only lacking three KGVI definitive series and a few modern issues. Majority in mounts; earlies mostly LH, appears mint NH from 1963 on. A clean collection, VF (Scott 2023 US$4,096)
Est. $1,000+
VICTORIA
505
VICTORIA AR21,An impressive Handpainted Preliminary Proof of the adopted design in red, rose and Chinese white with pencilled-in perforations, on thick white card 70 x 82mm, most striking, VF and rare (SG 243)
Est. $1,000+
506
VICTORIA AR23,Die proof in black, typographed on white wove paper; a choice, rare and striking proof, VF (SG 245)
Est. $500+
507
VICTORIA AR52,A nice example with centrally struck cancelled-to-order Melbourne JA 1 98 CDS, bright fresh and Fine+ (SG 227 £225)
Cat. $240
508
VICTORIA AR61 variety,Later printing mint single with watermark in upright position, couple stain spots mostly visible from back, full original gum, never hinged. An excellent alternative to the standard Scott AR61; Gibbons 324 listing with sideways watermark, perf 12½ priced at $17,000 and £16,000 respectively, Fine+ NH
Est. $300+
AUSTRALIA
509
AUSTRALIA 55,A superb mint example with bright colours, intact perforations and full original gum, XF LH (SG 43a £500)
Cat. $650
510
AUSTRALIA 101,A nicely centered, brilliant fresh mint single with full original gum, VF LH (SG 112 £475)
Cat. $500
511
AUSTRALIA 127,A choice mint example with intact perforations all around, gorgeous colours and full original gum, faint trace of hinging, VF+ VLH (SG 136 £425)
Cat. $400
512
AUSTRALIA 129,Key used single, light postmark and bright colours, F-VF (SG 138 £600)
Cat. $800
513
AUSTRALIA 399 variety,Left margin mint horizontal strip of seven, left pair imperforate in error, third stamp imperforate vertically at left. A rare perforation error in pristine condition, VF NH (SG 386cb £3,000)
Est. $1,500+
514
AUSTRALIA J49a,An elusive mint postage due stamp, vivid colours and full original gum, F-VF LH (SG D87 £1,100)
Cat. $1,000
515
AUSTRALIA On stockpages with 47 Kangaroos to 5sh (and a few specimen overprint high values), over 50 KGV Heads to the 1sh4p, including shades and perfs; definitives & commemoratives to end of KGVI era include mint 5sh Sydney Bridge (brownish OG), various post-1945 issues up to 1989 (not catalogued). The odd flaw but mainly F-VF, some are NH. (Scott 2023 US$6,774 for 1913-1945 period alone)
Est. $1,000+
516
AUSTRALIA On black quadrilled pages in a springback album, includes Kangaroos to the 10sh (19 different mint or used), KGV issues with over 50 different including perfs, shades, noting scarcer 4p yellow, good representation thereafter plus some postage dues and officials. The odd flaw but mainly Fine or better
Est. $350+
517
AUSTRALIA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for to July 2011, an impressive display of definitives with re-issues, printings / papers, watermark changes, a few specimen stamps, impressive showing of 2000-2011 with self-adhesives, booklets, booklet panes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, 1999-2008 Counter-printed stamps (not catalogued), limited edition sheets 2002-2004 (not catalogued), postage dues, etc. Noted scarcer 1953 postage due 2sh carmine and deep green shade (SG D130a £425; unlisted in Scott). A fabulous collection spanning a period of over 60 years, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$16,135)
Est. $3,000+
BAHAMAS
518
BAHAMAS In mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up, virtually complete including definitives with most of the re-issues, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc. Noted additional shades / printings, 1970 "whiter paper" series lacking the usual 8p & 15p for completion, etc. Not often seen so comprehensive, clean throughout, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$4,162)
Est. $1,000+
BARBADOS
519
BARBADOS J7 variety,The extraordinary INVERTED CENTRE ERROR, being the "discovery copy" which last sold in 2006, originating from the famous John W. Larson, British Commonwealth Postage Due collection; very fresh, well centered and never hinged; ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES (census below) and one of the great rarities of the British Commonwealth. A wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the greatest modern era Caribbean rarities and widely regarded as the rarest of all British colonial postage dues, VF NH (SG D7c £26,000)

Expertization: 2000 BPA certificate

Provenance: John Larson Collection of British Commonwealth Postage Dues, Victoria Stamp Auctions, June 2006; Lot 65

Literature: First reported in Murray Payne Sixth Sense, Issue No. 18, British Caribbean Philatelic Journal, Whole Number 190, March 1999, page 12, Whole Number 193, December 1999, page 145

Census:
1) example offered here, being the discovery copy, last sold in 2006 for US$24,000 hammer.
2) David L. Herendeen Collection of British Commonwealth Postage Dues, January 2010; Lot 261 - realized US$25,000 hammer

The report of a third example surfaced in around 2000, but has yet to be confirmed and no illustration to prove its existence.
Est. $20,000+
520
BARBADOS On stockpages starting with three different "Britannia" issues, from 1882 on quite well represented including series such as 1892-1903 1f-2sh6p set of 11, 1897 1f-2sh6p Jubilee set of 9 (plus bluish paper 5p), 1912 ¼p-3sh KGV set of 11, 1920 Victory set of 12, etc. Mainly NH from 1970 on (also some duplicates not counted). Overall clean and fresh, F-VF (Scott 2023 US$4,860)
Est. $1,000+
521
BARBADOS In mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up, virtually complete including definitives along with re-issues, watermark changes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, surcharges, postage dues, etc. Also scarcer 1970 local surcharge 4c - double in a mint block, with and without surcharge strip of 3, double & normal in a pair (Gibbons £260; unlisted in Scott). A nice collection, well assembled and displayed, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$2,544)
Est. $600+
BARBUDA
522
BARBUDA In mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up, virtually complete including definitives, commemoratives, overprinted Antigua issues, myriad souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc. Strength in mid-1980s onward including sought-after topicals, etc. noting 1987 WWF set of eight and two souvenir sheets. A great collection that seldom comes on the market this comprehensive, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$12,458)
Est. $2,500+
BECHUANALAND
523
BECHUANALAND 105-116,A fresh used set of 12 with CDS postmarks, scarce, F-VF (SG 99-110 £600)
Cat. $720
524
BECHUANALAND 118 variety,Mint LH single with "Extra Flagstaff" variety; also a mint NH pair, left stamp with "Short Extra Flagstaff" variety; VF (SG 112a, 112b as hinged £375)
Est. $200+
BELIZE
525
BELIZE In mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up, virtually complete including definitives, re-issues and local surcharge stamps, commemoratives including myriad overprints, booklet panes, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, some imperforate sets, notably the 1984 Fishes set of 16 in LR corner imperf blocks of four, etc. Seldom encountered this comprehensive, well assembled and displayed, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$5,303+)
Est. $1,250+
BERMUDA
526
BERMUDA 51 variety,Fresh mint single showing "Broken Crown and Scroll" constant plate variety (R. 2/12), F-VF LH (SG 52bb £300)
Est. $200+
527
BERMUDA 252a,A very scarce mint single with surcharge omitted, sheet margin at top; characteristic sideways watermark and PVA gum (two traits of this error), VF NH (SG 246a £1,500)
Cat. $1,500
528
BERMUDA 509 variety, footnote,Upper right imprint "1A" block, surcharged locally, doubled, VF NH and scarce
Cat. $440+
529
BERMUDA Meticulously written up and carefully assembled with the collaboration and guidance of R. Dickgiesser - the leading authority on the subject - before the publication of his book on the subject. Missing only the November 1941 printings of 2sh6p, 5sh, 10sh, otherwise all printing orders are present from 1937 to 1952-1953 including 2sh (14), 2sh6p (10), 5sh (10), 10sh (8), 12sh6p (12) and £1 (8). A wonderful collection that involved countless hours of research and study of this fascinating field. Mostly mint LH (some NH), VF
Est. $1,000+
530
BERMUDA On stockpages from first issues noting various Victorian issues including Crown CC 2p blue (unused), 1880s Crown CA set of 8, 1906-1910 ¼p-4p Dry Dock, 1910-1924 Caravel & KGV, Multiple CA set to the £1 (10sh is used), 1920-1921 KGV sets to the 1sh, 1922-1924 Caravel & KGV, Multiple Script CA set to 12sh6p, also KGVI Key Plates to the £1 including a few early printings, then well represented, much NH starting from 1960s. A nice, clean collection, F-VF (Scott 2023 US$5,691)
Est. $1,250+
531
BERMUDA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives along with re-issues, watermark changes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, surcharges, etc. A lovely comprehensive collection, well assembled and displayed, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$2,351)
Est. $500+
BOTSWANA
532
BOTSWANA 19variety, footnote,A very rare used single printed on Maltese Cross watermarked paper in error, intended for Malta; clearly visible with watermark fluid, ideally postmarked with light circular datestamp, VF; only about six examples are known, all used. (SG 220a £850)
Cat. $1,100
533
BOTSWANA 157b-167b,The key set of four, surcharged at foot instead of upper corners (on the first printings of August 1976), VF NH
Cat. $520
534
BOTSWANA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, surcharges, postage dues, etc. Also noted additional 1967 Birds with PVA gum (1971-1972), ten different values between 1c to 2r; Scott & Gibbons only list five values with PVA gum. A nice collection seldom encountered this comprehensive, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$1,939)
Est. $400+
BURMA
535
BURMA 1-18,A beautiful set of 18 stamps, mostly well centered and all with post office fresh colours and fresh white original gum, relatively lightly hinged; seldom seen this fresh, VF (SG 1-18 £2,750)
Cat. $1,457
536
BURMA O1-O14,Mint set of 14 with bright fresh colours, tiny gum thin on 2r, otherwise sound with fresh white original gum, hinged to lightly hinged, F-VF (SG O1-O14 £950)
Cat. $998
CAYMAN ISLANDS
537
CAYMAN ISLANDS On stockpages with strong representation of KEVII, KGV, KGVI issues, QEII mostly NH, also some duplicates not counted, overall nice quality, F-VF (Scott 2023 US$3,818)
Est. $750+
CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC
538
CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC Displayed in two small Chinese stockbooks, about 70 stamps mint NH or ungummed as issued, mainly in sets noting better such as Scott #559, 781, 1099-1102, 1131-1142, 1149-1154, etc. Fresh condition, VF (Scott 2021 US$720)
Est. $250+
CYPRUS
539
CYPRUS A few hundred on pages in a Lindner multi-ring binder often both mint and used being represented. Mainly F-VF with much mint NH; an excellent starting point for continuation.
Est. $300+
FALKLAND ISLANDS
540
FALKLAND ISLANDS 22-29,Fresh mint set of eight; sideways watermark on 1p, others in upright position, F-VF LH (SG 43-50 £460)
Cat. $575
541
FALKLAND ISLANDS 30-40,Mint set of eleven with bright colours, minor gum wrinkling on 3sh, still a nice set, F-VF OG / LH (SG 60-69 £1,000)
Cat. $1,394
542
FALKLAND ISLANDS 74,A post office fresh mint single with full original gum; VF VLH (SG 136 £1,000)
Cat. $950
543
FALKLAND ISLANDS 84-96,A lovely fresh mint set with full original gum, F-VF NH (SG 146-163 £475)
Cat. $600
544
FALKLAND ISLANDS 84-96,Brilliant fresh mint set of sixteen with full original gum, F-VF NH (SG 146-163 £475)
Cat. $600
545
FALKLAND ISLANDS 198a,Surcharged 5p instead of in error at lower left, very scarce, VF NH; 1984 Brandon cert.
Cat. $750
546
FALKLAND ISLANDS In mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up, virtually complete including definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc. Noted scarcer 1962 ½p-2sh DLR printing set of four (Gibbons £265; unlisted in Scott). A nice collection, well assembled and displayed, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$2,207+)
Est. $500+
547
FALKLAND ISLANDS In mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up, virtually complete including definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc. A lovely collection of these not often seen more recent issues, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$1,610)
Est. $350+
FRANCE
548
FRANCE Housed in three thick volumes with slipcases, about 535 different Deluxe Die Proofs spanning 80 years, emphasis on 1950s & 1960s; eighteen are progressive die proofs in black, these mainly related to 1949/1954 Coat of Arms series. Also noted a composite die proof of 1927 2fr & 5fr airmail, 1947 500fr UPU Airmail, 1950 1000fr View of Paris airmail, etc. A wonderful collection, ideal for someone wanting a strong nucleus to build on, VF; detailed inventory enclosed. (Catalogue value well over €56,000 by Yvert & Maury catalogues, the latter taken for the progressive and artist signed proofs)
Est. $7,500+
549
FRANCE In a stockbook with over 700 different imperforate stamps, a large percentage are sheet marginal, a few se-tenant multiples, souvenir sheets / sheetlets are shown as well. Noted better such as various sets related to the Painting series starting from 1961, 1964 Philatec Paris sheetlet of eight, Arphilia '75 souvenir sheet of four, 1971 De Gaulle se-tenant strip of four, etc. Clean and fresh throughout, nearly all are VF NH; detailed inventory enclosed. (Yvert cat. well over € 32,000)
Est. $3,500+
550
FRANCE Collection nearly complete for period in mounts on Scott pages, noting mint LH 1927 set of two, 1936 85c-50fr Plane over Paris set, plus extra 50fr, 1936 50fr Monoplane over Paris, 1936 1.50fr & 10fr South Atlantic set of two, 1949-1950 100fr-1000fr Pictorial set mint NH, etc. F-VF (Scott 2023 US$4,102)
Est. $1,000+
F.S.A.T.
551
F.S.A.T. Organized in a stockbook with regulars and airmails; a few earlier LH stamps, then mint NH. Noted better such as 1968 20fr Albatross NH, 30fr Dumont NH, etc. (Scott 2023 US$2,190)
Est. $500+
GAMBIA
552
GAMBIA Housed in three stockbooks and on stockpages, excellent representation including elusive 1990s to 2004 issues, not often seen with numerous sheetlets, souvenir sheets. Great topical interest. Virtually all mint VF NH (Scott 2023 US$1,680)
Est. $400+
GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS
553
GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS 26,An attractive, nicely centered, fresh mint single with full original gum, VF LH (SG 24 £550)
Cat. $600
GREAT BRITAIN
554
GREAT BRITAIN 108,A beautiful mint single with true post office fresh colour and full original gum, relatively lightly hinged, VF (SG 180 £1,100)
Cat. $1,100
555
GREAT BRITAIN 140a,A selected mint single with great colour, well centered and full original gum, VF LH (SG 264 £450)
Cat. $400
556
GREAT BRITAIN 141,A precisely centered mint example in a lovely pastel shade, with full white original gum, VF+ LH (SG 265 £1,000)
Cat. $875
557
GREAT BRITAIN Displayed on Gibbons "Windsor" pages in two springback albums, mostly used on earlier issues, mainly mint from KGV on. Excellent representation either mint or used, including printings, plates, etc. Many with nice duplex or CDS; high values also including two printings of the £5 orange, both appear sound, 1884 £1 brown violet used, faint crease, 1891 £1 green, nice oval registered datestamp, 1902 £1 green sound mint, evenly toned OG. First album ends with Machin Regionals and minor varieties or plate flaws. Second album with Machins to 1984, commemoratives, strong back-of-book with mint or used dues and officials (36 different). Condition is mixed in places but great effort was taken to obtain sound examples, thus overall condition is noticeably well-above average. A useful collection well worth spending time viewing.
Est. $7,500+
558
GREAT BRITAIN German Propaganda Forgery For Great Britain,An unused cross-gutter block, perf 11½ and ungummed as issued on German watermarked paper, an elusive multiple, VF (Michel 1 € 800)
Est. $250+
GRENADA
559
GRENADA 58-67,A beautiful mint set of ten, unusually choice with bright fresh colours and equally fresh full original gum; a superior set, VF LH (SG 67-76 £450)
Cat. $537
GUYANA
560
GUYANA In mounts on quadrilled pages in nine volumes, displaying a very high degree of completion for period, plus myriad overprint / surcharge varieties not listed in Scott. Includes definitives with re-issues and watermark changes, a very extensive showing of the Flora, Orchids series, commemoratives with a wide range of overprints, sheetlets, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, surcharges, dues, overprinted revenues, etc. The most extensive collection of this challenging country we have had the pleasure to offer, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$11,413; not counting the extensive inverts, doubles, types, etc.)
Est. $2,500+
HONG KONG
561
HONG KONG 63,Select mint single, fresh with full original gum, VF LH (SG 50 £450)
Cat. $400
562
HONG KONG 124,A beautiful mint single, very well centered with full original gum, VF LH (SG 116 £600)
Cat. $575
563
HONG KONG 125-127,The mint set of three with brilliant fresh colours and full original gum, VF LH (SG 106a, 111a, 115a £658)
Cat. $565
564
HONG KONG 129-146,Complete set of 18 with bright colours, normal centering for the issue; tiny corner crease on 5c, a lovely set, F-VF OG / LH (SG 117 -132 £1,000)
Cat. $1,013
565
HONG KONG 146,The key value of the set in pristine fresh mint condition with full original gum, barest trace of a hinge, VF (SG 132 £500)
Cat. $475
566
HONG KONG 217a, variety,An elusive mint example on the distinctive glazed paper in pristine condition; one of the scarcest QEII era stamps of Hong Kong, F-VF NH (SG 209d £2,250)

Allegedly part of a shipment of stamps to Hong Kong in March 1973 (Yang suggests the stamp was released in October 1973).
Est. $1,000+
567
HONG KONG In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives (going beyond Scott listings with re-issues, watermark changes papers, gums), commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, postage dues, etc. An attractive and clean collection, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$4,834+)
Est. $1,000+
IRELAND
568
IRELAND In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period to September 2011, with definitives along with re-issues, self-adhesives, booklet panes, commemoratives an extensive showing of miniature panes, booklet panes, souvenir sheets, etc. Some earlier issues, plus airmails and postage dues. Not often seen with such a high degree of representation, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$8,784)
Est. $1,500+
ITALY
569
ITALY 834a,Mint single with incorrect map & the error of colour - rose lilac instead of violet black as issued, VF NH
Cat. $1,250
JAMAICA
570
JAMAICA 110, 111 + variety,Matching corner margin pairs with "Extra Flagstaff" variety on top stamp (Plate "1", R. 1/9), VF LH (SG 115a, 116a £290)
Est. $150+
571
JAMAICA 112variety,A corner margin mint block showing the "Lightning Conductor" plate variety at lower left (Plate "3", R. 2/5), VF NH (SG 117c for hinged £300+)
Est. $150+
KENYA, UGANDA, TANGANYIKA
572
KENYA, UGANDA, TANGANYIKA 46-59,A lovely fresh mint set of fourteen with bright fresh colours and unusually clean, original gum, VF LH (SG 110-123 £475)
Cat. $540
LEEWARD ISLANDS
573
LEEWARD ISLANDS 9-16,A superior mint set of eight with rich colour and full original gum; key 5sh shows slight doubling of the overprint and is pencil signed by expert Herbert Bloch on reverse, VF LH; 5sh with 1984 BPA cert. (SG 9-16 £700)
Cat. $865
574
LEEWARD ISLANDS 61-83,A beautiful mint set of 22 stamps; ¼p and 2½p are Die I, others Die II. All with bright fresh colours, F-VF LH (SG 58/85 £470)
Cat. $563
LESOTHO
575
LESOTHO In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete to August 2008, definitives with re-issues / printings and an unusually large selection of local surcharges including Scott unlisted varieties such as doubles, inverts, types, etc. (some of the basic surcharges are listed but still unpriced). Also commemoratives with extensive miniature panes and souvenir sheets with excellent topical interest. A seldom offered country collection with a high degree of completion, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$4,093+)
Est. $1,000+
LONG ISLAND
576
LONG ISLAND SG 12,Unused example initialed in red, light corner crease at top right, otherwise VF, an elusive British Occupation stamp (SG £325)
Est. $150+
MALAWI
577
MALAWI And Nyasaland 1953-1963 issues, in mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, surcharges, etc. A lovely collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,304)
Est. $500+
MALAYSIA
578
MALAYSIA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, re-issues, printings / perfs, commemoratives with some more recent issues being imperforate, replete with souvenir sheets, miniature panes, sheetlets, self-adhesives, booklet panes, postage dues. Seldom seen this comprehensive, an attractive collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,840)
Est. $600+
MALAYAN STATES
579
MALAYAN STATES In mounts on pages, virtually complete for the period, all States represented, we note early long definitive series Johore to Trengganu including North Borneo 1954-1963, Sabah 1964-2007, Sarawak 1955-2007, includes re-issues, printings, perfs noting some scarcer printings on the Butterflies and Agricultural series. A challenging area to assemble such a comprehensive collection, fresh and VF NH (Scott US$4,213; plus unlisted / unpriced stamps)
Est. $1,000+
MALAYA-FEDERATED STATES
580
MALAYA-FEDERATED STATES Gibbons D30,Mint example of this rarity, only about 30 are believed to exist in mint condition (Singapore, circa. 1968); hint of gum disturbance at foot, still mint NH and a rare stamp that is missing from even the most advanced collections, typical Fine centering (Scott unlisted; SG D30 £4,000)
Est. $1,000+
MAURITIUS
581
MAURITIUS In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period, including definitives with re-issues and watermark changes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, postage dues, etc. An attractive collection, VF NH (Scott 2023 US$1,965)
Est. $400+
MONTSERRAT
582
MONTSERRAT In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives with re-issues / watermark changes and surcharges, commemoratives with strong representation of souvenir sheets and miniature panes especially during late 1990s - early 2000s, also Officials 1976-1980 used as customary, mint onward, etc., VF NH (Scott 2022 US$3,673)
Est. $750+
NAMIBIA
583
NAMIBIA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period covered including definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, surcharges, etc. Not often seen so comprehensive, attractive, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$1,882)
Est. $400+
NETHERLANDS
584
NETHERLANDS 90-101,Mint set of twelve with bright colours, most are lightly hinged, F-VF
Cat. $1,264
NEW GUINEA
585
NEW GUINEA C46-C59,A lovely mint set of fourteen, all with intact perforations, well centered and very lightly hinged, VF+ (SG 212-225 £1,100)
Cat. $720
NEW HEBRIDES, BRITISH
586
NEW HEBRIDES, BRITISH Both very well represented, in mounts on quadrilled pages, both British & French including definitives, commemoratives with 1977 Paris surcharges and Port-Vila local surcharges on British issues, the scarce set of eleven and French issues, 5fr-40fr part set of seven including the key 25fr on 25c & 30fr on 30c stamps, postage dues, etc. Clean and fresh throughout, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,104)
Est. $500+
NEW REPUBLIC
587
NEW REPUBLIC 7a,Scarce mint single denominated "1/s", reasonably centered with large part OG, F-VF (SG 9 £750)
Cat. $800
588
NEW REPUBLIC 11a,Reasonably centered mint single, couple negligible tone perfs, otherwise fresh and F-VF LH (SG 15 £750)
Cat. $825
589
NEW REPUBLIC 59b,A scarce mint vertical tête-bêche pair, fresh with full OG, Fine+ LH (SG 72b £550)
Cat. $650
590
NEW REPUBLIC 60c,A well centered mint vertical tête-bêche pair, couple short perfs, VF LH (SG73a £375)
Cat. $425
591
NEW REPUBLIC 61b,A well centered mint vertical tête-bêche pair, fresh with full OG, VF LH (SG 74a £400)
Cat. $450
NEW ZEALAND
592
NEW ZEALAND 694 variety,Mint single with the inverted surcharge error, showing part imprint in lower margin, VF NH (SG 1202b £375)
Est. $200+
593
NEW ZEALAND AR92,A centered mint example with watermark in upright position, displaying bright fresh colour and full original gum, scarce stamp this nice, VF NH; 1994 RPS of London cert. (Scott cat. for hinged; SG F209 £3,500)
Cat. $2,300+
594
NEW ZEALAND AR92variety,A superb mint example with inverted watermark variety, well centered with full pristine original gum; VF NH (Scott cat. as hinged with upright watermark; SG F209w £3,500)
Cat. $2,300+
595
NEW ZEALAND B155,The rejected design stamp; about 500 examples were sold in error by two post offices over three days. A sought-after modern New Zealand error, VF NH
Cat. $1,750
596
NEW ZEALAND In mounts in a SG album with a few hundreds mostly used stamps, regular and back-of-book represented, starts with a few "Chalon" and "Sideface" issues, nice showing of 1898-1908 Pictorials to the 5sh. Condition variable on earlier issues but generally Fine or better
Est. $500+
597
NEW ZEALAND Lot of 46 different including varieties and surcharges. Most high values are present with upright and inverted watermarks (ex £3 10sh, offered separately), and both 22/- on 22sh scarlet. All mint NH and fresh, many with sheet margin which does help in identifying the position of the watermark. A great lot of these popular stamps, F-VF NH (Scott cat. as hinged $4,146+ with no premium added for inverted watermarks; SG cat. £6,613)
Est. $2,500+
598
NEW ZEALAND In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period to late 2011, extensive representation of definitives with re-issues, paper varieties, self-adhesives, booklet panes, commemoratives with an excellent showing of miniature panes, booklet panes souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc., plus semi-postals, life insurance and officials. A remarkable collection, clean and fresh, well assembled and displayed, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$7,998)
Est. $1,500+
599
NEW ZEALAND A group of over 30 different limited edition souvenir sheets / miniature panes, originating from Collectors Pack / Presentation Books (only one still in the original packaging), displayed in mounts on pages. An elusive and comprehensive group; many are mentioned in Scott (in footnote) but are currently unpriced, VF NH
Est. $750+
NIGERIA
600
NIGERIA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives with re-issues, watermark changes, plate imprints, design types, surcharges, etc., also commemoratives with many Scott unlisted imperforates, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, a nice range of Biafra 1968-1970 overprints including varieties. Seldom encountered this well represented, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$1,731)
Est. $400+
NORFOLK ISLAND
601
NORFOLK ISLAND Housed in two Palo albums with slipcases, high degree of completion to end of 2019 including definitives, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, se-tenants, self-adhesives, etc. A few early sets LH, otherwise VF NH throughout (Scott 2023 US$1,772)
Est. $400+
NORTH BORNEO
602
NORTH BORNEO B46, B47,Key values of the set, both well centered with fresh colours and central Sandakan postmark, scarce this nice, VF (SG 251, 252 £975)
Cat. $850
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
603
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5 variety,A well centered mint single showing Deformed "d" of "4d" at left (R. 4/3); a scarce variety especially in such nice condition, VF OG (SG 13a £700)
Est. $400+
PITCAIRN ISLANDS
604
PITCAIRN ISLANDS In two Palo albums with slipcases, virtually complete up to end of 2019, mainly LH to mid-1960s and NH after. An attractive collection, VF (Scott 2023 US$2,764)
Est. $600+
RHODESIA
605
RHODESIA 138a,Well centered mint single on toned paper with yellowish original gum characteristic of this printing, VF LH (SG 279 £600)
Cat. $950
606
RHODESIA Barefoot 27-43, 50,A fresh mint set of 17, VF NH; also six different coloured "Arms" proof pairs on wove paper; and Rhodesia 1966 £100 orange and blue Coat of Arms high value mint block, VF NH
Est. $300+
607
RHODESIA Nearly 100 documents, more than a third bear revenues of Southern Rhodesia. Includes notably Deed of Grants, Title, Deed of Transfer, etc. from 1900s to 1940s, fiscals up to the £10 denomination. Noted Rhodesia Double Head £1 pair on 1917 document, an Admiral £1 strip of four on 1916 document. Mainly F-VF with a wide range of frankings.
Est. $350+
ST. HELENA
608
ST. HELENA 94,A choice mint example of this key value, brilliant fresh colour with full OG, VF LH (SG 113 £1,100)
Cat. $1,100
609
ST. HELENA 99,A mint single with deep rich colour and full OG showing just a trace hinging, XF (SG 96 £450)
Cat. $475
610
ST. HELENA 489 variety,Upper right corner block of six, top pair with silver overprint omitted, VF NH (Scott unlisted; SG 515a £280)
Est. $150+
611
ST. HELENA B1-B4,A wonderful mint set of four, surcharged locally in black; highly sought-after and one of the key sets of Commonwealth Elizabethan era, two values with part Waterlow & Sons Limited imprint in lower margin, immaculate fresh and VF NH (SG 172-175 £8,000)

Provenance: The Ameer of Bahawalpur, Part I - King George V and Queen Elizabeth II SG Auctions, December 1968; Lot 609, then offered in pairs from which this set originates; all four being the left-hand stamp.

Issued on October 12, 1961, this set was withdrawn from sale a week later; of the 434 complete sets sold a large percentage were used.
Cat. $7,600
612
ST. HELENA In two Palo albums with slipcases (pages to 2019). Starts with 1856 6p blue sound unused followed by nearly 20 other early Victorian, then 1890-1952 with excellent coverage and 1953-2010 nearly complete. Majority in mounts, appears all NH starting from 1960s on. A nice collection, F-VF on earlies, others VF NH (Scott 2022 US$5,354)
Est. $1,000+
613
ST. HELENA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives with re-issues, papers and watermark changes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, sheetlets, etc. A beautiful collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,527)
Est. $600+
ST. KITTS-NEVIS
614
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 52-64,A beautiful mint set of thirteen, well centered with radiant colours and full OG, mainly LH including the key values, VF (SG 48-60 £1,200)
Cat. $1,400
ST. LUCIA
615
ST. LUCIA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period with definitives, re-issues, paper and watermark changes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, sheetlets, postage dues include 2c & 4c Statehood overprint, officials, etc. An attractive, well assembled collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,100)
Est. $400+
SAMOA
616
SAMOA 175-180,Single NZ and Star watermark on Cowan paper, a very fresh mint set of six, VF LH (SG 189-194 £547)
Cat. $545
SINGAPORE
617
SINGAPORE In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete to September 2011, includes definitives, re-issues, papers, gums, commemoratives, replete with souvenir sheets & miniature panes including 1969 Founding of Singapore, many collector's limited sheetlets, overprints (counted as normal), self-adhesives, booklet panes, postage dues including 1977 no watermark set of five, 1997 1c & 4c, etc. A wonderful collection at times going beyond Scott listings, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$7,400+)
Est. $2,000+
SOLOMON ISLANDS
618
SOLOMON ISLANDS In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, re-issues, papers, commemoratives, overprints, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc. A lovely collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,871)
Est. $600+
SOUTH AFRICA
619
SOUTH AFRICA 16,Well centered mint single with deep rich colour, VF OG (SG 17 £650)
Cat. $800
620
SOUTH AFRICA 704footnote,Prepared but never issued; "Word of God" recalled mint example with sheet margin at right, VF NH (SG 628 footnote £450)
Cat. $500
621
SOUTH AFRICA Gibbons D62b, D62c,Top left corner block, Gibbons design type D6 (Afrikaans imprint at top) watermarked RSA Multiple (upright position) originating from a small printing in June 1969, a rare multiple; also similar printing watermarked block, sheet margin at foot, with Gibbons type D7 (English imprint at top), F-VF NH (SG D62b, D62c £1,640)
Est. $750+
622
SOUTH AFRICA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, re-issues, printings / watermark changes, commemoratives, myriad souvenir sheets, booklet panes, self-adhesives, miniature panes, sheetlets, airmails, postage dues, officials, etc. Apart from the two 1950 definitive & official sets mint NH throughout. Quite a challenge to assemble such a comprehensive collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$3,793)
Est. $750+
SOUTH-WEST AFRICA
623
SOUTH-WEST AFRICA In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, re-issues, watermark changes, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, postage dues, 1951-1952 officials set of five, and transposed overprints 1p-6p set of four (first two values VLH). An attractive collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$1,153)
Est. $250+
SWAZILAND
624
SWAZILAND In mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period (ex 1961 surcharges) including definitives, re-issues, watermark changes, surcharges, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, sheetlets noting 1982 WWF Owls containing five se-tenant strips of 5, postage dues etc. Not often seen this comprehensive, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,035)
Est. $500+
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
625
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 45, 46 + variety,6c Mint single and 24c corner margin pair, both showing "Extra Flagstaff" plate variety (Plate "1", R. 9/1), VF LH (SG 241a, 242a £290)
Est. $150+
626
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 46 variety,A well centered mint single, displaying the elusive "Double Flagstaff" variety (Plate "6", R. 5/2), VF LH (SG 242e £350)
Est. $200+
627
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 46 variety,A choice mint corner block, serial number "42", showing "Lightning Conductor" variety (Plate "3", R. 2/5), fresh and VF NH (SG 242c for hinged single £200+)
Est. $150+
TRISTAN DA CUNHA
628
TRISTAN DA CUNHA Housed in two Palo albums with slipcases, nearly complete for the period with only a few between 2002 / 2017 missing. Majority in mounts; first two sets LH, appears all NH after. A clean collection, VF (Scott 2022 US$2,662)
Est. $600+
USA
629
USA In mounts in two Mystic albums, a few pre-1870 followed by fourteen Banknotes 1870-1888, various 1890-1903 definitives to 50c or $1, 1893 1c/50c Columbian, 1898 1c/50c Trans-Mississippi, 1c-10c Pan-American, 1908-1920 Washington / Franklin series with over 100 different, excellent coverage onward with definitives to $5, 1926 White Plains souvenir sheet and 1929 Kansas and Nebraska sets. Early issues no gum or OG, 1900 to end mint OG or NH, F-VF throughout.
Est. $1,500+
630
USA Housed in nine Mystic albums, strong representation for period and appears all mint NH throughout; a tenth album contains 1940-1969, mainly LH, not counted. Includes definitives, commemoratives, high denominations, sheetlets, miniature panes, se-tenant multiples, souvenir sheets, etc. A nice clean lot, VF NH (Face value is US$2,519)
Est. $1,500+
631
USA In mounts in a Mystic album, with all airmails 1918 to modern noting C3 NH, C13-C15 Zeppelins LH, 65c and $2.60 well centered, $1.30 centered right but with plate number; Special Delivery with E1-E5 mint or unused in mixed condition, E6 mint NH (PF cert.), mint F1 (2), postage dues 1930s-1950s and recent officials, mainly F-VF
Est. $750+
632
USA Eight stampless covers 1849-1851 noting Battleboro dispatch datestamps, mainly prepaid "5" or "10" rates, plus four covers dated 1865-1867, three franked with or in combination with a "Black Jack" stamp addressed to Province of Canada, two covers stated as "ex. (Eugene) Klein", fourth cover 1866 with single 24c to England, F-VF
Est. $350+
633
USA Nine covers 1859 / 1860s, noting 1c blue unsealed rate New York to Milton, "1/2" handstamp, seven covers franked with "Black Jacks", some with grills, overall appealing covers, mostly ten cent rates - multiple or in combination with 3c stamps, 2c postal envelope, rated "1" on arrival and 1857 stampless cover, prepaid to Prince Edward Island, rated "6" with Saint John and PEI receiver backstamps.
Est. $400+
USA - HAWAII
634
USA - HAWAII Folded entire datelined "March 27th 1850 Lahaina Island of Maui, Sandwich Islands", mailed to Fredericton with superb circular San Francisco 40 17 JUNE datestamp / rate in red with same-ink PER STR. COLUMBUS and PAID, manuscript "7" in black Canadian due marking; on reverse light St. Andrews, NB JY 27 1850 double arc CDS in blue and partly legible Fredericton JY 29 receiver. Some edge wear, small area at top sensibly strengthened. A rare and appealing cover to a Canadian Maritime Province, Fine
Est. $750+
VANUATU
635
VANUATU In mounts on quadrilled pages and virtually complete for the period including definitives, commemoratives, surcharges, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, etc. An attractive collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$1,630)
Est. $350+
VATICAN CITY
636
VATICAN CITY 35-40,A fresh mint set of six, quite well centered with full white original gum, lightly hinged; each stamp pencil signed by expert A. Diena on reverse, F-VF
Cat. $1,560
ZAMBIA
637
ZAMBIA Including Northern Rhodesia 1953-1963; in mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives & commemoratives along with myriad local surcharges (mostly all present; some still unpriced in Scott), noting the scarcer July 1991 surcharges (18 different), also numerous souvenir sheets and miniature panes. Noted various unissued 1984 / 1986 gold foil embossed (not catalogued). An appealing collection, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$3,419+)
Est. $750+
ZANZIBAR
638
ZANZIBAR 117,Bright fresh mint single, well centered with deep rich colour and full OG, VF VLH (SG 243 £900)
Cat. $875
ZIMBABWE
639
ZIMBABWE Also Southern Rhodesia 1951-1964 (including better 4p slate green postage due) and Rhodesia 1966-1978; in mounts on quadrilled pages, virtually complete for the period including definitives, re-issues, commemoratives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, postage dues etc. Seldom seen so complete, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$2,371)
Est. $500+
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
640
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Meticulously assembled and researched on typewritten pages - the Mauritius 1938-1949 KGVI issues from 2c to 10r (70 stamps) with printing orders, paper / shade under UV lamp analysis, etc. Also similarly assembled KGVI issues of Leeward Islands 10sh (4), £1 (6), and Nyasaland 2sh6p/£1 (6). Mainly VF LH throughout. A great lot for the student.
Est. $350+
641
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Great Britain 1958-1988 mint NH collection in a springback album, excellent showing of 1990s Machins plate imprint blocks of ten to the £1; Nevis 2005-2009, Somaliland 1953-1960 and Zanzibar 1952-1966 mint NH with local overprint varieties, etc.
Est. $300+
WORLDWIDE
642
WORLDWIDE Seventeen binders with slipcases, emphasis on topical collections notably on Boy Scouts (4 binders), Space (2), Freedom from Hunger, J.F. Kennedy, Churchill - stamps, souvenir sheets, sheetlets, and replete with commemorative / event / first day covers, etc. Some stamps partially adhered to pages, covers with old adhesive marks on back (can be salvaged, does not detract from their appearance). Loose material in glassine, stockpages, album pages, etc. Inspect.
Est. $500+
BRITISH COLUMBIA
643
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1,An outstanding mint pair of great beauty, in flawless condition with ample to mostly large margins, sheet margin at left showing part imprint "(12s. 6d. per She)et of Sixty", remarkably retaining a large part of its characteristic dull, white original gum. This sought-after classic stamp is virtually unheard of in a multiple (see below), especially in such an immaculate state of preservation. An absolute rarity of British North America philately and a fabulous item for a serious collection, XF H

Expertization: 2020 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Edward Gilbert, Spink & H.R. Harmer, June 2005; Lot 252

Census - after extensive research we were able to locate only two other multiples

1) Block of four without gum; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (May 2004; Lot 2)
2) Horizontal pair with margin at left "1s. 3d per R(ow of Six)", just clear margin at foot, left stamp with creases, mint OG; ex. British Columbia Specialized Sale, SG Auctions (July 1966; Lot 1), BNA Sale, Harmers of New York (February 1980; Lot 4)
Cat. $120,000
644
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1,An extraordinary mint example of this rare imperforate classic stamp, surrounded by remarkably large margins and displaying delicate true colour on immaculate white paper with full, dull white original gum, characteristic of very early De La Rue printings. These superior traits are quite remarkable as such as most existing examples are without gum. An amazing stamp in all respects and ideal stamp for the discriminating collector who is only satisfied with the best, XF OG GEM

Expertization: 1979 & 2020 Greene Foundation and 1981 PF certificates

Provenance: Specialized Collection of British Columbia and Vancouver Island (James Pike), Harmers
of San Francisco Inc., June 1980; Lot 2002

AN ABSOLUTE GEM IMPERFORATE TWO AND ONE HALF PENNY BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, WITHOUT QUESTION AMONG THE VERY FINEST EXTANT.
Cat. $60,000
645
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2,An attractive mint block with exceptionally bright colour, top pair hinge remnants, lower pair showing barest trace of hinging, Fine; an elusive block in selected quality.

Expertization: 2020 Greene Foundation cert. (states: "lower pair NH")

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 10
Cat. $4,000
646
BRITISH COLUMBIA 3,A rare mint single with well clear to large margins, light soiling at centre right but essentially sound with large portion of its characteristic dull, white streaky original gum. This stamp in mint OG condition is missing from nearly all important British North America collections, Fine OG; 2019 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade cat. $50,000 for fine OG)
Est. $5,000+
647
BRITISH COLUMBIA 4,An impressive used single with portion of sheet margin at foot and large margins on other sides, bright colour, oval Post Office PAID Victoria, Vancouver Is. cancellation in blue (R. Lowe HS-5). Scarce this nice, VF+
Cat. $1,500+
648
BRITISH COLUMBIA 5,An impressive mint block with deep rich colour, right wing margin trimmed as straight edge, quite well centered for the issue, unusually fresh, full dull white streaky original gum, slightly disturbed from previous light hinging. A very scarce mint block, Fine+

Expertization: 2013 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: "Fordwater" Collection of Canada and BNA, Spink Shreves, June 2013; Lot 10
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - BNA, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 10 (part)
Gerald Wellburn, Eaton & Sons, October 1988; Lot 1164
Cat. $5,000
649
BRITISH COLUMBIA 5,A very scarce mint block with bright colour on unusually fresh paper, minute gum thin on top right stamp is hardly discernible, overall in choice condition and among the nicest of the few remaining mint blocks extant, possessing full, dull white streaky original gum, couple mild hinges. A beautiful block that has once resided in a legendary collection of the past, Fine OG

Expertization: 2004 Brandon certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 45
Cat. $5,000
650
BRITISH COLUMBIA 6,An exceptionally fresh mint block, normal centering for the issue, unusually large part dull streaky original gum and in an excellent state of preservation, very scarce thus, Fine; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.

AN APPEALING MINT BLOCK WITH WATERMARK CROWN CC IN UPRIGHT POSITION, SELDOM ENCOUNTERED WITH SUCH FRESH COLOUR AND CLEAN ORIGINAL GUM.
Cat. $5,000
651
BRITISH COLUMBIA 6i,An extraordinary mint block of twelve with INVERTED WATERMARK, showing nearly complete watermark letters COLONIE(S) in sheet margin, as nicely centered as one can hope to find on this challenging stamp, a few split perfs between margin and lower left stamp, remarkably retaining full, dull streaky original gum and in immaculate condition, top left and lower right pairs lightly hinged, leaving the other EIGHT STAMPS NEVER HINGED, rarely encountered thus, even as a single. A phenomenal block that is without question one of the largest surviving multiples, Fine+ LH / NH (Unitrade cat. as hinged singles)

Expertization: 2021 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer LLC, May 2004; Lot 51 - offered as a block of 24 (6x4)
Cat. $24,000+
652
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1867 (November) Envelope mailed from the Interior to Trafalgar, Canada (Ontario) bearing a 1865 perf 14 5c rose, clipped at foot, and pair of 10c blue, cancelled by indistinct grid cancels (Wellburn identified it as Soda Creek), further tied by San Francisco CDS, superb second strike at left, cork cancel ties 5c at lower left and cancels U.S. 10c green (Scott 68) in transit, neat double ring General Post Office, British Colombia 8 NOV datestamp in black at New Westminster, couple folds to cover well away from stamps. A rare dual franking from The Interior of British Columbia to Canada, Fine (Unitrade 5, 6)

Provenance: Gerald E. Wellburn Collection, Eaton & Sons, October 1988; Lot 1189

The Wellburn sale illustration of the cover, describes the U.S. 10c green had been lifted and hinged onto cover, then placed at left of the San Francisco cancel. It has subsequently moved to its present location and is sold on that merit.
Est. $2,000+
653
BRITISH COLUMBIA 7,A choice mint block of six in an excellent state of preservation, remarkably fresh, with unusually full, dull streaky original gum, NEVER HINGED. A rare block in such selected quality, Fine+ NH (Unitrade cat. $1,200 as hinged singles)
Est. $1,000+
654
BRITISH COLUMBIA 9,Six singles showing different U.S. transit postmarks - Portland, two examples with additional & different Victoria dispatch, Port Townsend, Olympia, Oregon and San Francisco. Nicely mounted on original Wellburn album page along with newspaper clipping. Couple trivial flaws but one would have to search far and wide to find similarly cancelled stamps, Fine; ex. Gerald Wellburn Collection (1994 private treaty)
Est. $750+
655
BRITISH COLUMBIA 11,A fabulous mint corner margin block with brilliant fresh colour; some split perfs in top margin, De La Rue watermark "C" of CROWN in right margin and "ES" of "COLONIES" in top margin, possessing full dull streaky original gum, very lightly hinged on bottom pair and top pair NH; a very scarce multiple, Fine+ (Cat. as hinged singles)

Expertization: 2004 Brandon and 2021 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 99
Cat. $2,400+
656
BRITISH COLUMBIA 12i,A nice mint example with brilliant colour and displaying the scarce inverted watermark variety, intact perforations all around and fresh, unusually full, dull streaky original gum, lightly hinged, very scarce thus, Fine+ LH; 2018 Greene Foundation cert. (as Scott #12)
Cat. $3,000
657
BRITISH COLUMBIA 13,An unusually choice mint example with brilliant colour on fresh paper, full intact perforations clear of design and very well centered thus, possessing remarkably clean, full original gum, considerably nicer usually encountered, VF LH
Cat. $3,200
658
BRITISH COLUMBIA 16,A well centered mint horizontal strip of three with intact perforations, excellent colour and fault-free, unusually full, dull streaky original gum. An impressive and rarely offered multiple that is especially desirable in such quality, VF LH; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 119
Cat. $4,800
659
BRITISH COLUMBIA 17,A post office fresh mint single, decent centering for the issue, a few uncleared perf discs associated with the 1869 issues, exceptionally bright colour and unusually full, dull streaky original gum, F-VF LH; 1999 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Randall Martin (September 2008; Lot 40)
Cat. $2,400
660
BRITISH COLUMBIA 18,A selected mint example, quite well centered for the issue with perforations clear of design on three sides, characteristic uncleared perf discs, seldom seen this nice, VF OG; 2011 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,600
661
BRITISH COLUMBIA 18,A selected unused example with superior centering, a few uncleared perf discs as usual, minor perf tone at lower right, a lovely stamp with excellent colour, VF
Cat. $1,800
662
BRITISH COLUMBIA Displayed on a stockpage, mainly sound examples with various postmarks, includes used #2 with odd pattern cancel in blue, #5 three different postmarked stamps, #8, 9, 11 and 17 all four with grid '35' cancel in black or blue, etc. Also mint OG #5 & 8 and unused #12i inverted watermark.
Est. $750+
663
BRITISH COLUMBIA Five stamps (with Greene certs.) including V.I. 10c blue, perf 14, inverted watermark, full OG NH; two 50c perf 14 mint OG, one with inverted watermark; two $1 perf 12½ mint OG; mainly with minor perf flaws, otherwise fine group
Est. $1,500+
664
BRITISH COLUMBIA A good lot of numeral grids with Large Queen 6c yellow brown "35", Small Queen 3c grids 1, 8, 27 (on 3c and pair of 2c perf 11½x12), 32, 33 (on 1c, 3c), 35 (on two 3c, 6c), also six Small Queen stamps with Express Company handstamps and four unused Wells, Fargo & Co. stationery envelopes, three affixed with an uncancelled Small Queen, plus a fifth item - a postmarked paste-up Wells, Fargo & Co. frank envelope; mainly Fine or better; strikes generally F-VF or better
Est. $500+
665
BRITISH COLUMBIA Over 50 stamps plus eight covers and two postal cards, emphasis on Small Queens noting Kaslo, Nanaimo and Union Vernon among the more prevalent Vancouver and Victoria squared circles. Mixed condition in places but mostly selected for legible to clear strikes. A useful lot.
Est. $250+
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS
666
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS Folded entire lettersheet with "31 Dec 1827" dateline, mailed from St. John to Miramichi and rated "1N6" (to collect) in manuscript, quite clear straightline "St. JOHN N.B" (JGY Fig. 17 - RF 8) dispatch handstamp in black on reverse; a very rare marking according to the Jephcott, Greene and Young handbook, VF
Est. $300+
NEW BRUNSWICK
667
NEW BRUNSWICK 1a,A very scarce mint example in the distinctive early dark shade (designated as bright red in Gibbons), clear to ample margins, some natural ink offset on back, part original gum; pencil signed by expert A. Diena. Considerably scarcer than the normal dull red shade and especially rare in mint condition, F-VF OG

Expertization: 1985 BPA certificate
Cat. $8,400
668
NEW BRUNSWICK 2,An exceptional mint example of this challenging and rarely offered classic stamp, one of the very finest extant, surrounded by four large even margins, equally superb radiant colour, strong well-etched impression, completely flawless with full original gum, relatively lightly hinged. Many of the name-sale collections of the past were unable to find a sound mint OG example, VF LH GEM

Expertization: 2000 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: William Moody III, H.R. Harmer, Inc., New York, May 1961; Lot 212

AN OUTSTANDING MINT SIX PENCE HERALDIC WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM, ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA TO LOCATE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.
Cat. $15,000+
669
NEW BRUNSWICK 1854 (February 18) Bluish envelope mailed from Saint John to Richibucto bearing a selected quality 3p red in a lovely bright shade with ample to large margins and tied by a light oval mute grid, clear St. John FE 18 1854 and Richibucto FE 21 1854 double arch dispatch CD on reverse, VF (Unitrade 1)
Est. $250+
670
NEW BRUNSWICK 1859 (February 9) Blue folded cover from Chatham to Moncton, bearing a diagonal bisected 6p orange yellow shade, touching on one side, lightly tied by oval grid '8' cancel in blue, same-ink Chatham double arc dispatch on back, central horizontal file fold; on reverse Bend of Petitcodiac (Moncton) FE 10 receiver, a Fine and very scarce bisect usage paying the 3 pence domestic letter rate. (Unitrade 2b)

Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 7 - BNA Part Three, H.R. Harmer Inc., January 1970; Lot 328
Jim Hennok Numeral Cancels, Eastern Auctions, October 2005; Lot 306
Est. $2,500+
671
NEW BRUNSWICK 1855 (March 28) Folded entire lettersheet mailed from Chatham, NB to Bangor, Maine, bearing 6p yellow on blued paper, just touching design at right, clear to large margins on other sides, tied by two clear oval grid '8' (Chatham) cancels in blue to lightly soiled cover; on reverse same-ink dispatch datestamp alongside St. John MR 28 transit. Pays 6 pence letter rate to the US, Fine (Unitrade 2)
Est. $500+
672
NEW BRUNSWICK 1855 (November 5) Neat mourning cover from the famous Miss Smith correspondence mailed from Saint John to Ware, England, endorsed "By Steamer via Halifax, NS" and showing an exceptional franking consisting of pair and a diagonal bisect of the 3p dull red, both touching on one side, tied by clear oval grids '1' of St. John, legible dispatch on back, pays the current 7½ pence letter rate to the United Kingdom with neat three-line "BRITISH / 5d / CLAIM" instructional marking at top left, five different British receiver & transit backstamps (four on back) all struck in red, forwarded from Ware to London with new address and rated "1d". A fabulous cover that graced legendary collections of the past and will stand out in anyone's collection, F-VF (Unitrade 1, 1b)

Census: Among all existing frankings paying the reduced 7½p rate, only two covers were redirected and assessed with the "1d" British forwarding fee. The second cover (same correspondence) was mailed Nov. 19, 1855 and franked with a 6p single and a 3p bisect.

Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 2 - BNA Part One, H.R. Harmer, Inc., November 1968; Lot 437
"John Foxbridge" (du Pont), private treaty 1988
Weill Brothers, Christie's Robson Lowe, November 1989; Lot 1599
Jim Hennok Numeral Cancels, Eastern Auctions, October 2005; Lot 283

THE ONLY SUCH FRANKED SEVEN & ONE HALF PENNY RATE COVER FROM NEW BRUNSWICK TO THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT WAS REDIRECTED AND ASSESSED WITH A BRITISH FORWARDING FEE.
Est. $3,500+
673
NEW BRUNSWICK 1857 (June 1) Folded cover in immaculate condition, paying the current letter rate to London, England with a diagonal bisect of 3 pence red, touching at left corner, alongside a select 6 pence olive yellow, attractively tied by two clearly struck oval grid '8' cancellations in blue, same-ink Chatham double arc dispatch on reverse, light circular "7½dCy" instructional marking in red and neat Paid 15 JU 1857 British receiver in red. A glorious cover with wonderful eye-appeal - without question one of the choicest 7½ pence rate covers to the United Kingdom, VF+ (Unitrade 1a, 2)

Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Important New Brunswick Collection, SG Auctions, New York, November 1980; Lot 52 - where it realized an impressive US$5,250 hammer.

A SUPERB NUMERAL GRID CANCELLED COVER, BEARING THE GRID "8" OF CHATHAM IN BLUE. EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH AND RARELY ENCOUNTERED THIS NICE.

Est. $5,000+
674
NEW BRUNSWICK 1859 (May 30) Blue folded cover bearing a diagonally bisected 3p dull red and a single 6p olive yellow, just clear to large margins, both neatly tied by very clear oval grid '1' cancels, mailed from Saint John to Hull, England, via Halifax, superb circular Paid Liverpool Br. Packet 11 JU 59 transit in red, on reverse legible St. John, NB dispatch and neat Hull JU 13 59 CDS receiver, F-VF (Unitrade 1b, 2)

Expertization: 2009 BPA certificate

Interestingly enough, this cover is unreported in the census of Pence covers compiled by Arfken & Firby. A similarly franked cover with similar placement of the stamps from the same correspondence, is dated May 18, 1859 with Liverpool Br. Packet May 30, 1859 date. It has graced the Mackie, Saint, Martin and Wilkinson collections. Overall condition of this is inferior to the cover offered here.
Est. $3,500+
675
NEW BRUNSWICK 1859 (July 25) Blue folded cover bearing a remarkably sound, full margined strip of three, one stamp diagonally bisected to pay the current 7½p letter rate to the United Kingdom, each stamp neatly tied by superbly struck oval grids '23' of Richibucto, clear JY 25 1859 double arc dispatch on reverse along with Sackville JY 26 transit and neat Sunderland AU 7 arrival backstamps, on observe British Packet circular "7½dCy" in red denoting prepayment, likely at Fredericton; central file fold well away from postal markings and stamps. A very scarce and visually appealing bisect usage tied by numeral cancels, VF (Unitrade 1, 1b)

Expertization: 1959 RPS of London and 2016 Greene Foundation certificates
Est. $4,000+
676
NEW BRUNSWICK 1859 (November 28) Alex Balloch General Commission and Insurance Agent St. John, NB albino embossed advertising cover with pre-printed London, England addressee, bearing a pair and diagonal bisect of the 3p dull red paying the correct Seven and One half penny letter rate to England, tiny feather tear on left stamp, cancelled by oval grid '1' cancels; St. John double arc dispatch and with London DE 14 59 CDS receiver on reverse. Likely the only advertising cover among the dozen reported covers bearing this franking to the United Kingdom, backstamped Vincent Graves Greene, F-VF (Unitrade 1, 1b)

Expertization: 1991 Alcuri and 1999 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Feldman Auctions, March 2011; Lot 10095
"Nova Scotia" H.R. Harmer, November 1946, Lot 40
Est. $2,500+
677
NEW BRUNSWICK 1855 (November 12) Blue folded cover from Way Office Douglastown to St. John’s, Newfoundland, franked with a 3p dark red, clear to large margins, tied by large grid; pays the single letter rate along with manuscript “4” (4d stg equals 5p currency) to collect on delivery for sea postage – the correct 8 pence rate to Newfoundland. Legible WO Douglastown double arc dispatch in red on reverse, Chatham NO 12 transit in blue St. John NO 14 and St. John’s NO 26 1855 arrival backstamps. A very early example of this scarce 8p rate to Newfoundland; unlisted in the Arfken & Firby census; light central file fold as usual and in an excellent state of preservation, VF (Unitrade 1a)
Est. $750+
678
NEW BRUNSWICK 1855 (September 22) Folded registered cover mailed to Dorchester, New Brunswick bearing single 3p red and 6p olive yellow, touching on one side on latter, file fold crosses 3p, otherwise both well clear to large margins and neatly tied by very fine strikes of the rare oval grid '17' (Hillsborough; RF 9), on reverse four different datestamps - Hillsborough, Salisbury, Bend of Petitcodiac and Dorchester. A very scarce registered domestic cover especially attractive with the numeral grids (one of only two known grid '17' registered covers), F-VF (Unitrade 1, 2)

Provenance: Nicholas Argenti, Harmer Rooke, November 1962; Lot 119
Norman Brassler, Firby Auctions, January 1996; Lot 1063
Jim Hennok Numeral Cancels, Eastern Auctions, October 2005; Lot 348
Est. $2,000+
679
NEW BRUNSWICK 1859 (September 7) Large part cover bearing an unusually select example of the 1sh bright red violet, surrounded by mostly large margins, tied by light centrally struck oval grid '8' cancellation in black of Chatham, mostly clear double arc dispatch datestamp on reverse, along with next-day St. John SP 8 receiver on observe. Despite being an incomplete cover, the stamp tied by grid cancel is in flawless condition, an extremely rare usage on cover, Fine appearance with XF stamp (Unitrade 3; cat. $8,000 for stamp alone)

Expertization: 2004 Eichele certificate, which states: "Provenance: F.W. Ayer (1897); one of the greatest general collections of these days".

The single-usage of the shilling stamp on a domestic cover can signify two different postal rates: 1) double weight 6p + registration fee 6p; or 2) quadruple letter rate 12 pence. The accompanying certificate identified the cover has paying a quadruple domestic letter rate.

Census: Arfken & Firby only recorded one quadruple letter rate (any franking) - a cover dated Oct. 8, 1853 franked with four examples of the 3 pence stamp. In the aforementioned census, two covers bearing a single 1sh stamp paying double letter rate + registration fee are known, both with registration markings and postmarked in 1855.
Est. $3,000+
680
NEW BRUNSWICK 5,An unused example of this British North America rarity of which the vast majority were destroyed prior to intended issue on May 15th, 1860; clipped perforations usual, characteristic colour and impression associated with this keenly sought-after unissued stamp, tiny stain at top, otherwise sound, a very presentable example of this world-renowned, infamous stamp, Fine+

The majority of the initial and only printing order was destroyed after it was learned that the Postmaster General had used his portrait instead of that of Queen Victoria.
Cat. $8,000
681
NEW BRUNSWICK 8Pii, iii, iv,Plate proof block of six in issued colour on card mounted india paper, showing three different vertical SPECIMEN overprints in red - Type D, B, C se-tenant on both rows, scarce, VF
Cat. $900
682
NEW BRUNSWICK 9,"Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in slate black on india paper 33 x 34mm, originating from the Compound Die (with the 5c Connell at left), in flawless condition and devoid of the flaws often associated with this particularly fragile paper, XF (Minuse & Pratt 9TC1b)
Est. $750+
683
NEW BRUNSWICK 1860 (June 1) Blue folded cover from Chatham to Halifax bearing a choice diagonal bisect of the 10c vermilion, intact perforations on both sides and well centered, tied by light oval grid '8' cancel in black, central horizontal cover fold away from the bisect which pays a rare provisional 5 cent Interprovincial letter rate to Nova Scotia; part of backflap replaced, partially legible JU 2 transit and small portion of "oval" cancellation of Halifax. ONE OF THE EARLIEST USAGES OF A DECIMAL STAMP ON COVER, VF (Unitrade 9a)

Expertization: 1967 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: William Moody III, H.R. Harmer Inc., New York, May 1951; Lot 234
Warren Wilkinson, Bennett Auctions, February 2012; Lot 730
Est. $750+
684
NEW BRUNSWICK 1860 (June 4) Small mourning envelope in choice condition, endorsed "In haste" at top left, franked with a diagonally bisected 10c vermilion to pay the 5 cent domestic letter rate; clipped perfs as often and tied by oval grid '13' cancellation of Fredericton; on reverse clear Fredericton JU 4 1860 double arc dispatch, St. John, NB JU 5 transit and somewhat blurry receiver. Bearing in mind the recall of the infamous Connell stamp, no 5c stamps were available for from May 15 to mid July 1860. A very early usage of any Decimal stamp on cover, VF (Unitrade 9a)

A legitimate in-period provisional usage of the bisected 10 cent, in effect as of May 1860. This was a temporary solution for the controversial and suppressed 5 cent Connell stamp which was never issued. The 5 cent Queen Victoria (Scott 8) is said to have been issued around July 18.
Est. $1,000+
685
NEW BRUNSWICK 1860 (June 22) Small envelope mailed to Harvey, Albert County, New Brunswick, light overall wrinkles away from a sound example of the provisional bisected 10 cent vermilion, well tied by unusually clear oval grid '25' cancel of Salisbury, paying the 5 cent domestic letter rate; lower backflap missing but with three clear, well-struck backstamps - W.O. Elgin double arc with "22 June 1860" filled-in date, Salisbury JU 22 dispatch and Harvey JU 23 1860 arrival datestamp, Fine+ (Unitrade 9a)
Est. $750+
686
NEW BRUNSWICK 1865 (December 7) Blue folded entire lettersheet from the famous J. & W. Boyd correspondence, mailed from Way Office Douglastown to St. John's, Newfoundland, franked with a vertical pair of 2c orange and a single 10c vermilion, the pair showing parts of two ABNC plate imprints (most unusual and scarce as such) at left, file fold crosses top stamp, all tied by oval mute grids; prepaid the 14 cent letter rate with red crayon "4" denoting packet rate (4d sterling or 8 cent) credit for the sea voyage from Halifax to Newfoundland; on reverse W.O. Douglastown DE 7 1865 dispatch, Chatham DE 7 transit and St. John's DE 25 receiver. An attractive 14 cent letter rate cover to Newfoundland of which only about a dozen exist, F-VF (Unitrade 7, 9)
Est. $1,000+
687
NEW BRUNSWICK 1866 (April 9) Cover mailed from Newcastle to New York, bearing two single 10c vermilion stamps tied by mute oval grid cancels, clear double arc Newcastle dispatch and Saint John AP 10 1866 transit backstamps. A choice cover paying the double weight letter rate to the U.S. A rare franking according to Nicholas Argenti's seminal work "The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia" (see page 167 and identified as "R"), VF (Unitrade 9)
Est. $750+
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE
688
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 2,An extraordinary mint block surrounded by very large margins, exceptionally fresh with radiant colour and clear deep impression on fresh paper, possessing original gum that is quite lightly hinged. Among the very finest mint multiples that exist, XF OG GEM

Expertization: 2006 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: "John Foxbridge" (John du Pont) (private sale 1988)
Sir Gawaine Baillie, BNA - Part VII, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 156
Cat. $12,800+
689
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 2i,An exceptionally fresh mint example with full margins, fabulous colour, mild hinging and remarkably clean, full original gum. The nicest gum one can hope to find on this classic stamp, a pristine example, VF+ OG; 1964 RPS of London (copy) cert. for a block of six from which it originates and 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,600
690
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 3,A striking used single with rich colour and large margins, light oval mute grid cancel in black and a superb "10" rate handstamp IN RED, XF; 1986 BPA cert. ex. Frederick Mayer (May 2004; Lot 504)
Est. $400+
691
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 4,A choice, large margined used single with light oval mute grid cancel; pencil signed by expert Peter Holcombe with his 1985 certificate, VF
Cat. $1,200
692
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 4,A lovely used single with four ample margins and brilliant fresh colour, ideal light oval mute grid cancellation, VF
Cat. $1,200
693
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 5,An outstanding stamp displaying part sheet margin on one side and large margins on others, devoid of the usual flaws that are often seen on this notoriously fragile paper, lightly cancelled by unobtrusive oval grid. A most challenging stamp to obtain in such choice condition, VF JUMBO; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,500
694
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 7,A remarkably choice used single in the distinctive shade and impression of the elusive First printing of 1851; a beautiful example surrounded by large margins, displaying fabulous "true" colour on fresh paper and a centrally struck oval mute grid cancel. A sought-after classic stamp in such select quality, VF+, very scarce thus.

Expertization: 2004 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia Collection, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 530
Hiroyuki Kanai, Specialized Nova Scotia, Harmers of New York, October 1985; Lot 1068
Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe Ltd., November 1962; Lot 1159
Cat. $9,000
695
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 6,A phenomenal used single surrounded by remarkably large margins virtually unheard of on Perkins Bacon printed stamps where stamps, superb colour with highly detailed impression on pristine fresh paper, unobtrusive oval mute grid leaving much of the design unobliterated by the cancellation; pencil signed on reverse by experts Alberto Diena and Giulio Bolaffi. One of the key stamps of British North America in the highest attainable quality, XF GEM

Expertization: 1963 Alberto Diena, 1964 Giulio Bolaffi and 2004 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia Collection, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 570
Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe Ltd., November 1962; Lot 1162

A GEM QUALITY ONE SHILLING WITH UNUSUALLY LARGE MARGINS FOR THE ISSUE, SUPERB COLOUR AND IN PRISTINE CONDITION.
Cat. $7,000+
696
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 6,An unusually choice example with fabulous colour and sharp impression on immaculate fresh paper, four large margins and ideal, lightly struck oval mute grid cancel. A wonderful stamp in all respects and very difficult to find this nice, VF+

Expertization: 2004 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Frederick Mayer Nova Scotia Collection, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 576
Cat. $7,000
697
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 1857 (September 5) Folded cover bearing a vertical bisect of the 6p yellow green to pay the current 3 pence domestic letter rate to Halifax, clear to large margins, tiny margin flaw top left, ideally tied by oval mute grid, same-ink Upper Musquodoboit SP 5 1857 double arc dispatch on back and same-day oval (Halifax) receiver, horizontal fold well away from the scarce bisect usage, F-VF (Unitrade 4a)
Est. $1,500+
698
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 1852 (May) Blue folded cover addressed to New York and endorsed "per Steamer to St. John NB", refolded for presentation, bearing a 6p yellow green with good margins all around tied by oval mute grid, paying the six pence letter rate, indistinct dispatch, clear St. John MY 10 1852 transit on backflap. One of the earliest recorded Nova Scotia pence covers to the United States, F-VF (Unitrade 4)
Est. $1,000+
699
NOVA SCOTIA - 1 PENCE 1856 (June 3) Clean folded cover bearing a diagonally bisected 3p deep blue on deeply blued wove paper together with a 6p yellow green, just touching in two places, well tied by oval mute grids, British claim "5" rate handstamp; on reverse Pugwash double arc dispatch, oval "H" (Halifax) JU 5 transit, paying the 7½ pence letter rate to United Kingdom, small tombstone Paid in America Liverpool 15 JU 56 receiver further ties the bisect, horizontal file fold at foot well away from the franking. A scarce and desirable cover in well-above average condition, ideal for exhibition, F-VF (Unitrade 3, 4a)

Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: W.H. Brouse (backstamped)
Henry Gibson (backstamped), Eugene Klein Auctions, March 1944

This cover is unreported in the census compiled by Arfken & Firby in "The Pence Covers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick". The earliest known date of this franking is December 27, 1855 from Pictou to Edinburgh, Scotland. This cover is the SECOND EARLIEST REPORTED DATE of the 3p bisect & 6p franking to the United Kingdom.
Est. $3,500+
NOVA SCOTIA - 2 CENTS
700
NOVA SCOTIA - 2 CENTS 1862 (April 15) Superb folded cover endorsed "per Steamer" from Halifax to New York, franked with a single 8½c green on white paper tied by oval grid "H" cancel, paying the short-lived (19 months to be exact), elusive Packet rate from Halifax to the United States in effect until end of April 1862; Boston Br. Pkt "5" APR 18 transit CDS ideally struck next to franking, denoting 5 cents U.S. postage was to be collected by the recipient at New York; on reverse a clear Halifax Nova Scotia AP 15 1862. A rare single-franking cover, and more importantly and without question, one of the very finest of the small number of existing covers paying this 8½ cent rate, VF (Unitrade 11)

Expertization: 1969 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 2 - BNA Part One, H.R. Harmer, November 1968; Lot 898. This world-famous BNA collection dispersed over four sales, had only three such 8½c in-period covers to the USA. This example realized US$450 (in 1968), by far the highest realization of the three.
Hiroyuki Kanai "Specialized Nova Scotia", October 1985; Lot 1126 - realized US$2,600 hammer
Est. $2,500+
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
701
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1863 (April 7) Folded cover from Charlottetown to Halifax, bearing a well centered First issue 3p blue on soft paper, perf 9, tiny perf tear at foot and light crease in no way detract from its very nice appearance, tied to cover by barred cancellation, paying the 3 pence interprovincial letter rate to Nova Scotia; portion of backflap missing well away from the Prince Edward Island APR 7 1863 circular dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) AP 13 receiver, VF; 2008 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 2)
Est. $750+
702
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1863 (October 12) Mourning cover from Charlottetown to New Glasgow, NS, bearing 1861 3p blue on yellowish wove paper, perf 9 tied by light grid, quite clear Prince Edward Island OCT 12 1863 CDS, partial Pictou and New Glasgow OCT 13 backstamps; small tear at top left and light soiling but a scarce single franking, first issue franking, Fine (Unitrade 2)
Est. $500+
703
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1861 (February 1) Folded cover to Bath, England, ideally struck with Charlottetown FE 1 1861 PAID double arc dispatch, rimless Prince Edward Island FE 1 and Bath FE 18 receiver backstamps. Bearing first-month of circulation 1861 First Issue 3p blue and 6p green perf 9, both with clipped perfs at top and minor flaws, portion of addressee name lightened. Despite the minor imperfections, this cover is THE EARLIEST RECORDED COVER bearing stamps of PEI on Trans-Atlantic mail, Fine (Unitrade 2, 3)

Provenance: Dr. R.V.C Carr, Firby Auctions, February 1999; Lot 469

Interestingly enough, ten years later, Firby Auctions offered in the Warren Wilkinson collection a similar franked cover to England dated February 14, described as "the ERD to Europe".
Est. $1,500+
704
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 4,A spectacular Large Die Proof with two separate impressions printed tête-bêche, electrotyped in black on thick white surface paper measuring 106 x 83mm; negligible inclusion spot, a striking and very rare proof, VF

Provenance: Martyn Cusworth, March 2005; Lot 1011
Randall Martin, September 2008; Lot 890
Warren Wilkinson, December 2009; Lot 6
Est. $1,500+
PROVINCES
705
PROVINCES Displayed on a stockpage noting NB 6p yellow, two shades of 1sh - one the dull violet shade unused, cut in on one side and light crease; NS with unused 1p red brown, used 6p dark green, two 1sh shades, etc. Mixed condition.
Est. $2,500+
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE
706
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 1,A brilliant fresh mint hinged block, large margined for the issue with exceptional colour and dull white original gum, VF H
Cat. $640
707
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 2,An exceedingly rare unused example of this sought-after classic stamp, surprisingly devoid of the usual flaws observed on most known examples that still exist; colour somewhat oxidized but sound with well clear to large margins on pristine fresh paper, important physical attributes that are almost non-existent on this very challenging stamp in unused condition, VF

Expertization: clear 1997 RPS of London certificate
Cat. $25,000
708
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 3,A rarely offered mint pair of the first issue showing the distinctive shade and paper, VF OG hinged; 2021 Greene Foundation cert. (Cat. as two singles)
Cat. $2,800+
709
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 3,An elusive mint single with well clear to large margins, bright colour, F-VF LH; 1962 PF cert.
Cat. $1,000
710
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 6,A phenomenal example of what is regarded as one of the most coveted and valuable classic stamps of Newfoundland, in flawless condition on fresh paper, striking deep colour showing just a hint of oxidation, trivial and not even mentioned in the accompanying certificate. A premium quality example featuring some of the largest margins one can hope to find on this great rarity. Easily among the finest extant, VF

Expertization: clear 1997 RPS of London certificate

A PREMIUM EXAMPLE OF THE SIX PENCE SCARLET VERMILION. ONE OF THE VERY BEST UNUSED EXAMPLES ATTAINABLE - FEWER THAN TEN SOUND UNUSED EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.
Cat. $30,000+
711
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 1863 (January 27) Folded cover from the famous Tucker correspondence (ink manuscript partly obliterating addressee) bearing a diagonally bisected 8p scarlet vermilion tied by neat oval grid paying the Port-to-Port 4 pence letter rate, legible St. Johns Paid dispatch datestamp in red. An interesting cover as observed by Sidney Harris regarding the Boston Feb 7 circular datestamp: "there is no 5c. "To pay" handstamp, therefore the cover went straight through St. John's to Baltimore for the ship letter charge.", VF (Unitrade 8a; cat. $7,500)

Provenance: Sidney Harris, Part 1, SG Auctions, October 1968; Lot 89 - illustrated in colour on the back cover of the auction catalogue.
Est. $2,500+
712
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 9,Original Perkins Bacon Engraved Die Proof in choice condition, printed in black on india paper, showing the approved design - flower ornaments in all corners adopted on the issued stamp. A very rare and most appealing proof, XF; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $6,000+
713
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 9,A rare sound example with clear to large margins for this notoriously difficult stamp, regumming and a trace of soiling in no way detract from this key stamp, Fine+, backstamped by renowned dealer "W.H.C." (Warren H. Colson); 1995 RPSL cert.
Cat. $20,000
714
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 11A, 11Ai,An attractive mint block of eight, light fold in wider margin between blocks, showing large portion of papermaker's watermark "(STA)CEY W(ISE) 1858" running over four stamps, VF OG
Cat. $1,280
715
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 12A,A choice, fresh mint corner margin block of eight with rich colour, top and lower pairs LH leaving centre block NH, VF
Cat. $1,440
716
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 13i,A scarce mint example, small even margins around, deep colour and showing at foot a large portion of watermarked "8" from STACEY WISE / 1858 two-line watermark, Fine+ small part OG; 1951 RPSL cert.
Cat. $7,000
717
NEWFOUNDLAND - 1 PENCE 19ii,FIVE PENCE HERALDIC "CANCELLED"
ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN

An exceedingly rare example, which is by far the finest of only three known, showing large portion of the distinctive Perkins, Bacon "CANCELLED" handstamp overprint in black. A choice single of this highly prized "unauthorized" item from the famous printer Perkins, Bacon, VF (SG 13 £13,000)

Expertization: 1974 BPA and 2019 RPS of London certificates

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 234
Peter Jaffé, Spink, July 2006; Lot 1112
Highlands Part Three, Eastern Auctions, June 2019; Lot 101

Census: Three examples have been reported. The other two, one of which is in the Royal Collection, have very small margins and are noticeably inferior to the example offered here.

It has been well documented that Ormond & Pearson Hill, sons of Sir Rowland -
the inventor of the postage stamp, sent a request to J.B. Bacon in 1861 for specimens of stamps printed by the firm for friends who were collectors. The printer provided up to 6 examples (in a block when available) of all recent issues. However, the situation did not sit well with Penrose Julyan, the Agent General for the Crown Colonies, who took offence for not being advised. Since these postage stamps were supplied to respected gentlemen and were cancelled to avoid any possibility of defrauding the government, Perkins, Bacon saw no misconduct in supplying them. In October 1861 however, the printer was instructed to return to the Crown Agents all dies, rollers and plates in their possession. By late the following year Perkins, Bacon had lost most of their Colonial stamp printing contracts to their rivals, De La Rue & Co.

A VERY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIVE PENCE HERALDIC "CANCELLED"
HANDSTAMP - THE FINEST OF THE THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES.
Cat. $20,000
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS
718
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 25,Large Die Essay by Perkins Bacon Co. engraver C. H. Jeens, oval engine-turned surrounding vignette, in black on india paper die sunk on card 102 x 77mm, in pristine condition, very attractive and quite scarce, XF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Ab)
Est. $500+
719
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 31,An impressive mint corner margin block of 25 in an excellent state of preservation for such a large multiple - certainly among the largest extant, LH on five stamps leaving twenty NH, Fine+; an exhibition-worthy item displaying two ABNC imprints.
Est. $750+
720
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 1900 (February 23) Clean cover registered from St. John's to Leipzig, Germany via Liverpool and London, bearing 24c blue horizontal pair tied by light grids, oval "R" handstamp at left, oval Registered St. John's dispatch datestamp, three different British transits and light German receiver on back. Overfranked but quite rare and unrecorded in the census of Decimal covers compiled by Sammy Whaley, VF (Unitrade 31)
Est. $500+
721
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 40,A selected mint example, well centered within large margins, large portion of ABNC imprint at left, VF OG
Cat. $400+
722
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 48b,A precisely centered mint example with exceptionally fresh colour, XF NH
Cat. $180+
723
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 49b,An extremely well centered mint example of this difficult stamp, VF+ NH
Cat. $600
724
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 52,A fabulous mint block, nicely centered - the right pair exceptionally so, full unblemished original gum. Very seldom seen in such premium quality, VF-XF NH
Cat. $2,160
725
NEWFOUNDLAND - 2 CENTS 55,A superb mint single with sheet margin at foot, in a darker shade than usually seen, well centered with large margins, full pristine original gum. A great stamp, XF NH
Cat. $300+
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES
726
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 78P-86P,The complete set of plate proof blocks of four in issued colour on card mounted india paper, choice and large margins, VF-XF
Cat. $2,200
727
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 80a,An extremely scarce mint example showing a bold, well-etched, reverse "2" plate number at top right, minute gum thin, a very rare plate numbered stamp, Fine LH (Walsh 71g cat. $1,390; stating "1 known")
Est. $500+
728
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 87d,Mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally between in error, hinged in top sheet margin only leaving the pair never hinged, VF NH
Cat. $1,800
729
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 160a,A fresh mint example with inverted surcharge, F-VF LH; only three panes of 25 were printed with this surcharge error.
Cat. $1,200
730
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 171i,Scarce mint single imperforate horizontally between top margin and stamp; believed to be one of only ten known, VF LH
Cat. $600
NEWFOUNDLAND - 5 1932-1938 RESOURCES
731
NEWFOUNDLAND - 5 1932-1938 RESOURCES 198a,A large margined mint example of this key imperforate, brilliant fresh with full original gum, VF LH
Cat. $1,200
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES
732
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 213b,A well centered, fresh mint example of the double printed error, showing a striking second impression of equal strength, scarce, VF LH
Cat. $800
733
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 234i,A well centered mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically in error, faint gum bend and negligible irregular perfs at foot, a very scarce error, VF NH
Cat. $3,600
734
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 246b,A very well centered used example of this elusive perforation gauge, light unobtrusive postmark, VF
Cat. $750
735
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 249-251,Set of three in vertical strips of three cancelled three-line SPECIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIA affixed to archival ledger piece, a unique item from the Mauritania Post Office UPU Specimen collection, light toning, F-VF
Est. $300+
736
NEWFOUNDLAND - 4 1897-1947 ISSUES 270ii,Mint single showing full reverse offset on gum side, F-VF NH
Cat. $450
NEWFOUNDLAND - 8 BACK-OF-BOOK
737
NEWFOUNDLAND - 8 BACK-OF-BOOK BK2a,Complete booklet in immaculate condition, contains VF NH perf 13.2 panes of 1c green, 2c rose (3) and 3c orange brown plus all advertising pages, XF
Cat. $1,200+
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL
738
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL 1919 (June 9) Envelope with Steer Brothers Importers St. John's Newfoundland albino embossed advert on back, franked with $1 on 15c scarlet tied by superbly struck St. John's JUN 9 5PM machine cancel, forwarded to Harbour Grace with light JU 14 19 dispatch CDS; flight departed from Harbour Grace on July 4, crash landing hours later at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Edge wrinkles and small tear at bottom left, still nicer than normally encountered, pencil signed by R.E.R. Dalwick on reverse - of the 115 pieces carried from the St. John's mail, only 34 are recorded in the extensive Vasseur 2015 census, F-VF (Unitrade C2)
Est. $1,000+
739
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL C2, C2c,A well centered, post office fresh mint block displaying the normal surcharge on three stamps but the elusive no comma after "POST" and "A" of "AIR" below "a" of "Trans" surcharge type at lower right (Pos. 22 in the setting of 25 subjects), top pair LH, lower pair including the scarce type NH, VF
Cat. $2,500
740
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL C3, b, d, j,A scarce positional block (in the pane of 25 subjects) showing both wide and narrow spacing between AIR and MAIL and "1" of "1921" below "f" of "Halifax" on top pair (Pos. 4 & 5), full original gum, fresh and Fine+ LH; 1980 Enzo Diena cert.
Cat. $1,625
741
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL 1930 (September 25) Envelope from St. John's franked with Publicity 20c & 30c tied by slogan dispatch, clip mark at left, superb Harbour Grace OC 9 30 flight departure CDS on back. Also a scarcer Harbour Grace supplementary mail cover bearing a 4c Publicity tied by light Harbour Grace OC 9 30 departure CDS, clear second strike at left, signed by Captain Erroll J. Boyd at left, F-VF (Unitrade 157, 159, 166)
Est. $600+
742
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL C12,A brilliant fresh mint pane of four with full pristine original gum; as fresh as the day it was printed, F-VF NH
Cat. $2,350
NEWFOUNDLAND
743
NEWFOUNDLAND C13b,An elusive mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between, well centered, backstamped "Sanabria" and "Kessler" airmail experts, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
743
NEWFOUNDLAND C13b,An elusive mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between, well centered, backstamped "Sanabria" and "Kessler" airmail experts, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
743
NEWFOUNDLAND C13b,An elusive mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between, well centered, backstamped "Sanabria" and "Kessler" airmail experts, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
743
NEWFOUNDLAND C13b,An elusive mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between, well centered, backstamped "Sanabria" and "Kessler" airmail experts, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL
744
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL C13b,Well centered mint horizontal pair, imperforate vertically between, a few blunt perfs at left, fresh with full original gum, scarce, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
745
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL 1933 (July 26) Balbo flight cover in pristine condition, bluish green flight cachet and addressed to Rome, Italy, bearing single $4.50 on 75c bistre, perf 13.8, Position 3 in the setting of four, neatly tied by clear St. John's 26 JUL 33 dispatch CDS; on reverse five different departure, transit and arrival markings, VF+ (Unitrade C18b)
Est. $500+
746
NEWFOUNDLAND - 7 AIRMAIL C19 Footnote,Prepared but never issued nor officially authorized - mint sheet of twenty, not often seen in such select condition, VF NH
Cat. $1,000
NEWFOUNDLAND
747
NEWFOUNDLAND 1889 3c & 5c postal envelopes and 1889 1c, 2c & 3c post bands; the set of five printed by De La Rue & Co. for Newfoundland with large diagonal SPECIMEN overprints in black 89 x 9mm, which were sent to the UPU for distribution. Slight ageing on some but a seldom seen set of all five known to exist with this large specimen type, F-VF (Webb EN2-EN3, W1-W3 cat. $625)
Est. $250+
747
NEWFOUNDLAND 1889 3c & 5c postal envelopes and 1889 1c, 2c & 3c post bands; the set of five printed by De La Rue & Co. for Newfoundland with large diagonal SPECIMEN overprints in black 89 x 9mm, which were sent to the UPU for distribution. Slight ageing on some but a seldom seen set of all five known to exist with this large specimen type, F-VF (Webb EN2-EN3, W1-W3 cat. $625)
Est. $250+
747
NEWFOUNDLAND 1889 3c & 5c postal envelopes and 1889 1c, 2c & 3c post bands; the set of five printed by De La Rue & Co. for Newfoundland with large diagonal SPECIMEN overprints in black 89 x 9mm, which were sent to the UPU for distribution. Slight ageing on some but a seldom seen set of all five known to exist with this large specimen type, F-VF (Webb EN2-EN3, W1-W3 cat. $625)
Est. $250+
747
NEWFOUNDLAND 1889 3c & 5c postal envelopes and 1889 1c, 2c & 3c post bands; the set of five printed by De La Rue & Co. for Newfoundland with large diagonal SPECIMEN overprints in black 89 x 9mm, which were sent to the UPU for distribution. Slight ageing on some but a seldom seen set of all five known to exist with this large specimen type, F-VF (Webb EN2-EN3, W1-W3 cat. $625)
Est. $250+
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES
748
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES 9,Sperati Reproduction 'C' in scarlet vermilion on thick white wove paper, added barred cancellation; BPA cachet handstamp and numbered "37" on reverse
Est. $200
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS
749
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS 34 unused or mint examples (includes two blocks), displayed on a stockpage noting 1857 unused 4p light horizontal crease, clear to large margins, 1993 Greene cert.; 6½p mint OG, light crease, 1995 RPSL cert.; 1860 two shades of the 1p unused, 1860 4p orange unused, oxidized, clear 1968 PF cert.; various 1857-1862 issues, and two Perkins Bacon trade sample proofs - 1p & 6p in orange on thick white wove. Condition varies from mixed to VF
Est. $3,000+
750
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Seventeen different in mixed condition noting faulty 1857 6p & 6½p scarlet vermilion, 1860 2p orange nice fresh used single showing watermarked "W" and line through bottom "2s" variety, 1860 1sh orange discoloured and cut in but showing nearly complete watermark "E", also 1861-1862 issues including unusually nice mint 2p.
Est. $1,500+
751
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Nineteen different in mixed condition from a block of four to a half sheet of 50 (½c black Dog), noting shades of 1890 3c Queen Victoria plus 1897 Provisional block with lower sheet margin, part imprint, lower pair shows Type B surcharge, 1880 10c Schooner part imprint block of six, etc. Mainly Fine or better, some NH
Est. $500+
752
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Seventeen different blocks of from four to twenty-five stamps: noting 1910 2c John Guy perf 12x14 UR block of 20, 1911 5c Coronation block of 16, 1920 Provisional 2c on 30c pane, 3c on 35c pane with broken bar and nearly missing on two, 1929 3c on 6c pane, 1937 14c Long Coronation two UR corner block of ten with re-entries (identified "first state" and "second state"). A large percentage are NH, F-VF
Est. $500+
753
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Displayed on new Lighthouse hingeless album pages, quite well represented from 1897 to end plus a few earlier and some airmails. Also 1933 Gilbert set on FDC. Nice condition throughout, mainly F-VF LH; also a few Provinces, ready for expansion.
Est. $400+
754
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS A few dozen noting 1932 (May 19) DO-X flight cover (C12,) second Dornier DO-X cover squared flight cachet and German "19 MAI 32" datestamp over provisional rate handstamp "AFFRANCHISSEMENT PERCU 6,--RM" in violet; a 2c vermilion UPU card St. John's precursor squared circle 19 AP 95 datestamp mailed to Leipzig, with German receivers; a 1930 "Columbia" supplementary mail cover postmarked at St. John's SEP 25 30, Harbour Grace OC 9 30 departure backstamp (cover faulty). Various cacheted first flight covers from 1930s and 1940s, several not often seen. Worth a close look.
Est. $400+
755
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS A few covers noting 1931 (June 24) Otto Hillig Harbour Grace - Copenhagen flight, pilot signed with Copenhagen receiver on back, C9-C11, C13-C17 VF NH sets, etc.
Est. $350+
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS
756
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS 1845 (August 19) Folded lettersheet in fresh condition, endorsed "Money" at top, showing various postal markings all IN RED including a beautiful small two-line "Windsor, C.W. / 19 AUG 1845" straightline and equally small "Money Letter", most unusual as such, also two normal size straightline MONEY LETTER handstamps of London and Montreal, rated "1/8" prepaid to Montreal; London AUG 20 and Montreal AUG 25, 1845, small piece missing at top, overall in an excellent state of preservation, VF and rare

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Harrison, Arfken, Lussey "Canada's Registered Mail 1802-1909" handbook on page 16 (Rated "RRR" - Exceedingly Rare)
Est. $750+
CANADA - 1 ESSAYS
757
CANADA - 1 ESSAYS Engraved Die Essay stamp size in black on white card (0.008" thick), in choice condition and rare as most examples of this essay are on the distinctive thinner hard bond paper AND in other colours than black. A neat item for the proof specialist, XF (Minuse & Pratt E-Ba)
Est. $1,500+
CANADA - 2 PENCE
758
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1,A used horizontal pair with ample margins, colour somewhat oxidized but otherwise flawless on pristine paper with prominent laid lines, concentric rings cancels, F-VF; clear 1987 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade cat. as singles)
Cat. $2,400
759
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1,A choice used single with deep colour on pristine fresh paper with visible laid lines, mostly large margins around, neat centrally struck concentric rings; a lovely stamp, VF; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600
760
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1851 (May 15) Small mourning envelope in superb condition, bearing a four margin 3p red on handmade laid paper, colour lightly oxidized but in sound condition, neatly tied by concentric rings, light but clear Perth MAY 15 1851 double arc dispatch in red, addressed to Toronto with Brockville transit and Toronto MAY 17 receiver backstamps. A very early usage of Canada's first postage stamp and on a particularly choice cover, VF+; 1988 BPA certificate (Unitrade 1)
Est. $1,500+
761
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2TC, 2TCxv,Trial colour plate proof sheet of 100, printed in red lilac on india paper, no sheet margin, the Left Pane showing the only documented plate variety on the six pence, "Burr on Forehead" (Position 43), light india wrinkling mostly in the margin between proofs, pinhole on one stamp. Visually striking and Very Fine; 2021 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 2TC, 2TCxv cat. $31,700)
Est. $7,500+
762
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2TCi,Trial colour plate proof block of sixteen in red purple, with top right corner margin (Pos. 7-10 / 37-40), Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York plate imprints at top and right, fresh and choice, XF (Unitrade cat. $5,200 for proof singles)
Est. $1,500+
763
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2,A large margined used vertical pair, clear laid lines and ideally cancelled by two well-struck concentric rings, negligible marginal flaw at top barely discernible, a rare multiple with wonderful appeal, VF; clear 1986 Alcuri cert.
Cat. $4,000
764
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2,An impressive used horizontal pair with prominent laid lines, surrounded by clear to very large margins especially at sides, deep colour and sound, concentric rings cancels, a rare multiple in sound condition, F-VF; 1960 PF cert. as "greyish purple", 2018 PSE cert. as "slate violet".
Cat. $3,000
765
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2,An exceptional used single surrounded by superb margins, displaying fabulous colour on pristine fresh paper showing very prominent laid lines with characteristic "vergé" line at foot, neat concentric rings cancellation ideally struck at right centre. A great stamp, XF GEM; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000+
766
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2,A desirable used example with fabulous colour; although Greene states: "laid paper without visible laid lines", the laid lines are quite clearly visible in watermark fluid, margin well clear at top right to mostly very large margins including portion of adjacent stamp at foot, light concentric rings IN BLUE. A scarce coloured cancelled stamp, VF+ JUMBO; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 5 - BNA Part Two, May 1969; Lot 392), Sam Nickle (October 1988; Lot 147)
Cat. $2,000+
767
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2,A superb example surrounded by large margins with part of adjacent stamp at top, lovely bright colour and sharp impression on pristine paper, neat concentric rings IN BLUE; an elusive coloured cancel on the first issue, invisible laid lines as seen at times on the 1851 printing; colour, impression and paper all characteristic of the first issue, XF; 2014 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Amos Eno (March 1959; Lot 9)
Cat. $2,000+
768
CANADA - 2 PENCE 2,A selected used example with laid lines plainly visible in fluid, clear to very large margins, neat and sharp concentric rings cancel, most appealing, VF; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000
769
CANADA - 2 PENCE 3Pi,An extraordinary plate proof block of four printed in the issued colour on card mounted india paper, vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, noticeably large margins all around. Very seldom encountered in a block, XF

A distinct Major Re-entry shows on the lower left proof - strong doubling is visible in and around all lettering, corner numerals and left vertical frameline.
Cat. $10,000
770
CANADA - 2 PENCE 4,A superb unused example surrounded by noticeably large margins, with lovely rich colour on pristine fresh paper. A premium quality example of this classic stamp, scarce thus, XF; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000+
771
CANADA - 2 PENCE 4d,An impressive mint single displaying the characteristic shade and impression on the unmistakable thin crisp wove paper, surrounded by four full margins and possessing unusually full original gum, negligible gum bend at right. A choice example that really stands out from other printings of this classic stamp, VF LH; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,000
772
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1855 (June 1) Blue legal folded cover from Peterboro to Quebec, franked with a 6p slate violet on laid paper with just clear to mostly very large margins and 3p red on medium wove in on two sides, colours oxidized, tied by concentric rings, couple light file folds away from stamps and part of addressee lightened, clear dispatch CDS at left, Cobourg transit and Quebec JUN 5 1855 arrival backstamps. A very rare 3p & 6p combination (only ten reported regardless of printings) paying the triple domestic letter rate, even more remarkable is the fact that the Wayne Smith census REPORTS ONLY ONE COVER bearing this 3p wove & 6p laid paper combination, F-VF (Unitrade 2, 4)

Expertization: 1989 PF certificate

Provenance: Canadian Pence Issues on Covers from a Gold-medal Collection, H.R. Harmer, October 1982; Lot 7 - where it realized US$4,250
Est. $2,500+
773
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1857 (January 24) Blue folded cover mailed from Montreal to Toronto at triple letter rate, bearing single 3p deep red and 6p greenish grey on medium wove paper, both with large margins, former with file fold crease and latter with tiny tear at top right (not mentioned in cert.), indistinct cancels, clear Montreal double arc dispatch and Toronto JAN 27 arrival backstamp. Cover with small tear at top and light file folds; a very scarce triple domestic letter rate of which only six such frankings have been reported in Wayne Smith Pence cover census, F-VF (Unitrade 4i, 5b)

Expertization: 2008 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Alfred F. Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, Inc., April 1956; Lot 804
Est. $2,000+
774
CANADA - 2 PENCE 5,A used vertical pair with great eye-appeal, barely touching bottom frame to enormous margins, with fabulous colour, sharp impression on pristine fresh paper, neat concentric rings cancellations. A lovely pair in sound condition and very scarce thus, Fine

Expertization: 2010 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Charles Lathrop Pack, Part Two, Harmer, Rooke & Co., April 1945; Lot 105
Cat. $1,600+
775
CANADA - 2 PENCE 5a,An impressive used example of this scarcer printing, bold rich colour and impression, clear to remarkably large margins with portion of adjoining stamp at foot, clear four-ring '21' (Montreal) cancel, nearly VF
Cat. $1,800
776
CANADA - 2 PENCE 5b,An extraordinary example with equally fabulous colour on pristine fresh paper, surrounded by mostly very large margins including portion of neighbouring stamp at foot, brilliant impression and fairly light concentric rings cancellation. A superb stamp in all respects, XF; 2009 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600+
777
CANADA - 2 PENCE 5b,An attractive used example with amazing colour, bright impression, ample to unusually large margins and concentric rings cancels. A beautiful stamp in the distinctive shade, VF; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600
778
CANADA - 2 PENCE 5d,A nice used single of this elusive printing, distinctive colour on prominent vertical mesh paper, legible four-ring '21' cancel, F-VF; 1979 PF and 2016 Greene Foundation certificates, ex. Henry Schneider (October 1996; Lot 22)
Cat. $3,000
779
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1856 (July 21) Cover mailed from Montreal to Swampscott, Massachusetts, bearing a scarcer 6p brownish grey shade on medium wove paper, clear to large margins, negligible scissor cut in lower margin only and not mentioned in accompanying certificate, neatly tied by concentric rings, Montreal double arc dispatch at left, well struck Rutland, Vermont next day transit CDS at top. An appealing cover, VF; 2000 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 5a)
Est. $1,500+
780
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1856 (August 1856) Small envelope with intricately handwritten addressee, bearing a selected 6 pence greenish grey on medium wove paper, mostly large margins, neatly tied by well-struck concentric rings, City of Ottawa AU 4 1856 double arc dispatch in red at left, neat Montreal AU 5 1856 transit backstamp, pays the six pence letter rate to Vermont, VF (Unitrade 5b) ex. Michael Roberts (December 2006; Lot 83)
Est. $1,500+
781
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1857 (September 2) A beautiful clean cover bearing an impressive example of the scarce Six pence grey violet on thick hard wove paper, displaying a nearly full plate imprint (Ra)wdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson New Yo(rk) in the right margin, barely touches design at top left and light crease entirely in the oversized margin at foot, tied by central four-ring '21' cancel, clear Montreal SP 2 1857 double arc dispatch at lower left. An extraordinary cover, very few exist showing such a large portion of the plate imprint, VF (Unitrade 5d)

Provenance: Charles deVolpi, Sissons Sale 239, October 1965; Lot 76 (his "CdeV" mark is visible under UV)
Sam Nickle, Christie's Robson Lowe, March 1993; Lot 103
"Lindemann" Collection (private treaty circa. 1997)
Est. $3,000+
782
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1859 (May 13) An extraordinary cover from Barrie, U.C. to London, England, with a remarkable franking to the United Kingdom - consisting of large margined pair of 6 pence slate grey on medium wove paper, surrounded by well clear to enormous margins with portion of adjacent stamps at top and right, negligible stains quite inconsequential, tied by light four-ring numeral cancels (should be "1") as partial of its respective partial Barrie MY 13 double arc datestamp visible at bottom left; portion of backflap missing and small spindle hole at upper left. Neat London JU 9 59 Paid CDS receiver in red indicating that the cover went on the Canadian Allan Line Packet "Nova Scotian". An impressive and UNIQUE franking to United Kingdom; ideal showpiece, Very Fine (Unitrade 5)

This franking overpaid both the Allan Line and Cunard Line rates of Seven and One Half penny and Ten pence respectively. All covers (12 known with various frankings) from this correspondence are overpaid, certainly due to absence of any 10 pence stamps at the Barrie post office.

Expertization: 1994 BPA certificate

Provenance: Guilford Collection, September 1994; Lot 2098
Henry S. Schneider, October 1996; Lot 48
Warren Wilkinson, June 2007; Lot 249

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart "Canada's Pence Era" handbook on page 266 (Figure 244).
Est. $5,000+
783
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1857 (August 17) Blue envelope in choice condition bearing a single 10p bright blue on thin, crisp hard paper, imperforate with ample to large margins, tied by indistinct four-ring numeral, clear large double ring London dispatch at left, pays the Cunard Line - British Packet to England with well-struck "tombstone" Pkt Letter Paid Liverpool AU 29 57 transit in red; on reverse Hamilton transit and Taunton AU 30 1857 arrival backstamps. A fabulous single-usage of the 10 pence Cartier paying the Cunard Line rate via the United States, VF (Unitrade 7)

Expertization: 1960 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Fred Jarrett, Sissons Sale 166, October 1959; Lot 274 - where it realized an impressive $1,050 hammer.
British American Postage Stamps & Postal History, Sotheby Parke Bernet Stamp Auction, May 1980; Lot 56 - realized an impressive US$7,000
Canadian Pence Issues on Covers from a Gold-medal Collection, H.R. Harmer, October 1982; Lot 40
Sam Nickle, Firby Auctions, October 1988; Lot 355
"Lindemann" Collection, private treaty (circa. 1997)
Est. $3,500+
784
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1857 (September 7) Envelope mailed from Hamilton, U.C. to Drumcullogher, County Limerick, Ireland, bearing two single Ten pence bright blue on thin crisp paper, both with clear to large margins, left stamp has insignificant corner crease, tied by indistinct four-ring numerals, Hamilton double arc dispatch datestamp in black at left and clear, complete “AMERICA / PAID / DUBLIN SE 21 1857” CDS in blue on front, faint receiver on back; cover with edge wear due to fragile nature of the paper, a very rare double Cunard Line U.S. Packet rate cover to Ireland, Fine+ (Unitrade 7)

Census: Of the mere 9 covers bearing two examples of the 10 pence to the UK (census compiled by Wayne Smith and updated January 2022) - this is the only cover addressed to Ireland; a unique destination & franking combination.

Expertization: clear 1968 RPS of London and 1986 Peter Holcombe certificates

Provenance: E. Carey Fox, First Portion, H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1968; Lot 310
Warren Wilkinson, Firby Auctions, June 2007; Lot 269
Est. $5,000+
785
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1859 (19 May) Small envelope from Woodstock, U.C. to England, bearing a single 10p blue Cartier on thicker white wove paper, in outer frame at right to large margins, cancelled by concentric rings and further tied by small Paid London JU 4 59 split ring receiver in red, Woodstock double arc dispatch struck twice at left, Hamilton transit backstamp; pays the 10 pence Allan Line - Canadian Packet letter rate to the United Kingdom, F-VF; clear 1991 Greene Foundation cert. as #7 (Unitrade 7a)
Est. $1,500+
786
CANADA - 2 PENCE 7i,A remarkable used example of this notoriously difficult stamp, surrounded by unusually large to enormous margins and in flawless condition with radiant colour, clear impression and large portion of a Toronto diamond grid cancel. A great stamp for the discriminating collector with physical attributes only found on a very small percentage of existing examples, XF

Expertization: 1988 Brandon certificate

Provenance: A. Graham Fairbanks, Sissons Sale 259, April 1967; Lot 249
Sam Nickle, Firby Auctions, October 1988; Lot 357
Cat. $2,500+
787
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8P + varieties,A corner margin plate proof of sixteen in the issued colour on card mounted india paper, showing two plate imprints as well as documented Major Re-entries at Positions 70, 80 and 100 (from the trimmed plate of 100 subjects), the latter being the most prominent, VF (Unitrade cat. $5,600 as normal proofs)
Est. $2,000+
788
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8Pi + varieties,Top margin plate imprint proof block of ten on card mounted india paper (Positions 9-10 / 57-58) with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in dark green, displays prominently three different documented Strong Re-entries at Positions 22, 46, 58 (from plate of 120 subjects) located on the second, fourth and fifth stamps in right column, VF (Unitrade cat. as normal proofs)
Cat. $3,000
789
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8Pi + variety,Plate proof block on card mounted india paper with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in dark green on card mounted india paper; showing Major Re-entry (Position 42 in the plate of 120 subjects) on lower right position with visible marks in and around "CANADA", doubling of the frameline at top left & lower left, VF
Cat. $1,200+
790
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8P + variety,Plate proof pair from lower right corner margin, on card mounted india paper, lower position proof with Major Re-entry (Position 120) plate variety on with prominent doubling and marks throughout design; negligible stain mostly confined to margin at bottom right, still a neat plate proof pair with the elusive plate variety, VF
Est. $250+
791
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8,A bright mint single with ample to large margins, large part original gum somewhat disturbed from previous hinge removal, VF; clear 2017 Greene Foundation cert. (stating: "mint, OG")
Cat. $2,800
792
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8,An attractive unused example with full to enormous margins, portion of adjacent stamp is shown at left; a nice stamp, VF; 2015 Greene cert.
Cat. $1,400
793
CANADA - 2 PENCE 8 variety,An appealing unused single on an unusual soft paper (similar traits to the soft ribbed paper, but no visible ribbed effect), colour somewhat oxidized, large portion of (Ra)wdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson New Y(ork) imprint in left margin (either Position 25 or 85 in the sheet of 120 subjects). An interesting stamp for the specialist, VF; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.

We have observed in the past, a similar soft paper type and with no visible ribbed effect on the 3 pence Beaver.
Est. $1,000+
794
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1858 (December 30) Blue folded cover bearing a very large margined Half penny deep rose shade on medium wove paper in choice condition, just tied by light indistinct four-ring numeral cancel, mostly clear Barrie DE 30 1858 double arc datestamp at left, paying a scarce domestic printed matter rate, central file folds away from stamp; on reverse Windsor JA 1 1859 transit and Sandwich JA 1 1859 receiver backstamps, VF; 1987 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 8) ex. Michael Roberts (December 2006; Lot 100)
Est. $1,000+
795
CANADA - 2 PENCE 9a,A gorgeous unused example of this sought-after classic, ample margins all around, printed in the unmistakable scarce deeper shade with radiant impression on fresh wove paper, physical attributes that are seldom encountered on this beautiful classic stamp, VF

Expertization: 1974 RPS of London and 2010 Greene Foundation certificates
Cat. $15,000
796
CANADA - 2 PENCE 9a,An attractive example, well clear to unusually large margins for the issue, amazingly deep colour on fresh paper, used with legible four-ring '37' (Quebec) cancel, VF
Cat. $6,000
797
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1859 (July 30) Folded lettersheet from Québec, L.C to Swansea, Wales, franked with a 7½p green imperforate, just in outer frame at right to large margins, interesting printer’s horizontal guideline at centre, tied by indistinct four-ring numeral cancellation, Quebec double arc dispatch datestamp at left, showing inverted "3" in date indicia, endorsed "S.S. Indian", via Liverpool with Paid Liverpool Col. Packet 10 AU 59 circular transit in red, Swansea AU 11 receiver in blue on reverse. A pretty cover with great eye-appeal paying the Allan Line Canadian Packet rate, F-VF (Unitrade 9)

Interestingly enough, this cover was mailed four weeks into the newly adopted currency reform (effective July 1, 1859), the changeover from Pence to Decimal. Pence stamps were still valid for postage at the equivalent of the Decimal issues; in this case 7½ pence was treated as a 12½ cent stamp.

Expertization: 1991 Peter Holcombe certificate

Provenance: Bertram Collection of Canada, Shanahan's, February 1959; Lot 347
BNA Sale, Robson Lowe Ltd., November 1963; Lot 822

Census: Of the 87 reported covers bearing a single 7½ penny stamp in the census compiled by Wayne Smith (updated January 2022) ONLY TWO COVERS HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO WALES.
Est. $4,000+
798
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1858 (June 1) An unusually choice cover bearing a sought-after Six pence reddish purple on very thick soft fibrous paper with ample to very large margins, tied by four-ring '21' cancel, Montreal double arc dispatch at left, addressed to Caledonia, New York; no backstamp as customary for mail to the US. A great cover in all respects, without question among the choicest 6p thick soft paper covers that exist, VF+ (Unitrade 10)

Expertization: 2003 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Hiroyuki Kanai, "The Consort Canada Collection", SG Auctions, November 1977; Lot 99
Weill Brothers, Christie's Robson Lowe, Zurich, November 1989; Lot 1581
Est. $7,500+
799
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1859 (May 2) Envelope bearing 3p brown red, perf 11¾, one shorter perf top right, concentric rings cancel, Waterdown, U.C. double arc dispatch at left, three different backstamps with Hamilton MY 2 and Windsor MY 3 transits and Sandwich MY 5 receiver, F-VF; 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 12)
Est. $750+
800
CANADA - 2 PENCE 13,A nice used single of this key classic stamp, perforations clear of design on three sides; light soiling on back and a few trivial creased perfs, lightly cancelled with part of diamond grid (Toronto). A very presentable example of this sought-after stamp, Fine+; 2009 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $5,000
801
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1859 (May 19) Bright pink envelope in immaculate condition mailed from Toronto to Penfield, New York, bearing a lovely example of the scarce perforated Six pence brownish violet, intact perforations all around and in flawless condition, ideally tied by two light strikes of diamond grid cancellation of Toronto, clear split ring dispatch at left, handstamp PAID in red; no backstamp as customary for the mail to the US. A fabulous item in all respects, no doubt among the very finest existing perforated Six pence covers in existence, VF (Unitrade 13)

Expertization: 1984 PF certificate (described as "13a gray violet")

Provenance: John Kay British North America Collection, Harmer, Rooke & Co., January 1944; Lot 666
B.K. Denton, Sissons Sale 358, January 1976; Lot 743 - where it realized an impressive $2,800 hammer.
Canadian Pence Issues on Covers from a Gold-medal Collection, H.R. Harmer, October 1982; Lot 64
William Lea exhibit collection of Pence & Cents postal history (sold privately)
Henry Schneider, Siegel, October 1996; Lot 55
Est. $7,500+
802
CANADA - 2 PENCE 1859 (May 19) Orange envelope mailed from Montreal to Philadelphia, bearing a quite well centered Six pence brown violet, perf 11¾, small corner crease, of no importance, a lovely example with fresh colour and attractively tied by four-ring '21' cancellation of Montreal with clear MY 19 1859 double arc dispatch at lower left. Envelope with vertical central fold and small surface scuff at foot. A very scarce usage of the perforated Six pence Consort on cover - a total of 36 covers have been reported, of which 32 are addressed to the United States, Fine (Unitrade 13)

Provenance: Carnegie Institute, Siegel, May 1981; Lot 43
Est. $4,000+
CANADA - 3 CENTS
803
CANADA - 3 CENTS 14b,A lovely mint example of the distinctive early printing with rich colour on fresh paper, intact perforations and unusually clean, full original gum, Fine+ LH; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,250
804
CANADA - 3 CENTS 14ii,A scarce unused single with amazing deep colour, bold impression on fresh paper, a few insignificant black specks, a very elusive paper type unused, F-VF; 2014 Greene Foundation cert
Cat. $1,200
805
CANADA - 3 CENTS 14iv,A bright unused example showing the very elusive "Q" plate flaw (Position 38; Whitworth Plate Flaw No. 1b), a short-lived variety of only a few months in 1864, rarely seen especially unused, Fine+; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.

Unitrade does not price this stamp with very fine centering; an indication that well centered examples are virtually non-existent.
Cat. $2,500
806
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1862 (August 4) Military Concessionary Rate cover endorsed "From Sap. J. Dougherty 13 Compy R E" and countersigned by the commanding officer, franked with a nicely centered pair of 1c rose perf 12x11¾ and tied by Montreal duplex datestamp, mailed to Dublin, Ireland at the elusive 2 cent Soldiers' letter rate, Dublin AU 14 65 backstamp, minor ageing along edges of cover, overall quality is well above average, VF (Unitrade 14viii)

Census: This is cover No. 28 listed in Arfken & Leggett "Canada's Decimal Era 1859-1868" handbook on Table 1: Soldier's Letters to the U.K., page 187.
Est. $2,500+
807
CANADA - 3 CENTS 15iii,An unusually choice mint example of this classic stamp, rarely found on the distinctively thick paper (0.004" thick), superb centering for the issue, fabulous colour and equally remarkable full original gum that has only been lightly hinged. Superior attributes for this rarity which are almost unheard, XF LH

Expertization: 1995 & 2019 Greene Foundation certificates
Cat. $4,500+
808
CANADA - 3 CENTS 15variety,Well centered example, rich colour on bright fresh paper, light manuscript cancel, a few uncleared perf discs, showing a rare VERTICAL STITCH WATERMARK, very prominently (visible without help of fluid) and running across the centre of the stamp. While this watermark variety is listed on three values from same series, the stitch watermark variety on the 5 cent stamp is still unlisted in the Unitrade specialized catalogue, VF
Est. $500+
809
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1861 (October 18) Folded letter with printed "The English & Canadian Mining Company Limited / Harvey Hill Copper Mines / Leeds, Megantic, C.E." letterhead, contents discuss a copper lode, endorsed "Via Cunard Line of Steamer" bearing 12½c green and 5c vermilion, perf 11¾ unusually tied by Harvey Hill Mines, C.E. OC 18 61 split rings, third strike as dispatch at left, pays the 17c (overpaid half cent) Cunard Line rate to England; on reverse Leeds, C.E. OC 18 split ring, partially legible double ring circular RPO, Quebec OC 19 transit and London NO 4 61 receiver in red. An attractive and seldom encountered combination to pay the Cunard Line rate, F-VF (Unitrade 15, 18)
Est. $1,000+
810
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1868 (February 24) Small envelope bearing a 5c vermilion mailed from Arnprior to White Lake, neat dispatch split ring on back, stamp neatly postmarked by large portion of clear double ring Brockville & Ottawa Railway / NORTH FE 24 1868 (Gray ON-57 - RF "E"), redirected to Pakenham with White Lake double arc dispatch with filled-in Feb 27 68 date, back to Arnprior FE 27, partially legible Pakenham FE 28 receiver. A rare example of a Decimal stamp struck with an RPO postmark on cover, VF (Unitrade 15)
Est. $300+
811
CANADA - 3 CENTS 17TCi + variety,Corner margin trial colour plate proof block of twelve, printed in brownish purple on card mounted india paper, showing two plate imprints and the elusive "DOUBLE EPAULETTES" (Position 61) major plate variety on the top left proof, pristine and fresh, a very scarce block with the well-known variety, VF (Unitrade cat. $3,300 as normal proofs)
Est. $1,500+
812
CANADA - 3 CENTS 17vi,A marvelous mint example with sheet margin at foot, natural printing ink smear at lower right (likely occurring during printing), large part original gum somewhat disturbed. Visually striking and one of the nicest mint examples, VF OG

Expertization: 2013 Greene Foundation certificate

The stamp displays the constant "C" flaw, quite distinctive above the "C" of CANADA, appearing on stamps in the last two columns in the sheet beginning with printing order no. 17 in 1864. This example is either from Position 99 or 100 in the sheet.
Cat. $6,250
813
CANADA - 3 CENTS 17b, v,Quite well centered used single showing the "String of Pearls" (Position 3) variety, light four-ring cancel, VF
Cat. $1,000
814
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1859 (August 30) Amber envelope mailed from Hamilton to West Andover, Ohio, bearing a horizontal pair of the 10c brown black, perf 11¾ - Printing Order 1A, in the very distinctive dark rich shade associated with this elusive first printing, quite well centered for the issue, tied by light grid cancels, mostly clear Hamilton AU 30 1859 double arc dispatch, border exchange Canada Paid 10cts handstamp, rate overwritten with "20¢" in manuscript; ageing mainly confined to right edge of the envelope; no backstamp as customary for mail to the U.S. An immensely rare Ten cent Consort first printing pair on cover, paying the double letter rate to the United States, F-VF (Unitrade 16)

Expertization: clear 2010 Greene Foundation certificate
Est. $5,000+
815
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1859 (August 16) Manila envelope with embossed dark blue cameo of "OTTAWA HOTEL / MONTREAL / BY / S. BROWNING", bearing a single 10c black brown (Printing Order 1A) displaying the true rich first printing colour, small perf flaws and light cover ageing, tied by partially legible four-ring '21' cancel, Montreal dispatch at left, addressed to South Carolina with no backstamp as customary for mail to the U.S. A rare first printing Ten cent Consort advertising cover, Fine (Unitrade 16)
Est. $2,000+
816
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1859 (August 13) Blue cover front in clean fresh condition, addressed to Newport, Rhode Island and bearing a superbly centered Ten cent Prince Consort in the unmistakable Chocolate Brown shade (Printing Order 1B), precisely centered and displaying amazing colour and impression, tied by light, centrally struck four-ring '38', St. Catharines AU 13 59 split ring dispatch at left and two line border exchange Canada / Paid 10cts in red. A fabulous stamp in all respects - an absolute rarity with such superior centering and overall freshness, VF+ (Unitrade 16i; catalogue value for a stamp off cover)

Provenance: Sam Nickle, Christie's Robson Lowe, New York, March 1993; Lot 440 - realized then an impressive US$6,900.
"Lindemann" Collection (private treaty circa. 1997)
Cat. $9,000
817
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1860 (January 30) Folded lettersheet from Montreal to New York bearing a 10c purple brown (PO 3B) perf 11¾, ideally tied by neat concentric rings with clear Montreal dispatch at lower left; horizontal file fold at centre and no backstamp as customary for mail to the U.S. A lovely cover, described in the Nickle sale as "earliest recorded use of the 3b", VF (Unitrade 17 early printing) ex. Nickle (March 1993; Lot 451)
Est. $300+
818
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1860 (May 14) Cover from Montreal to Boston, bearing a 10c deep brown purple perf 11¾, neatly tied by early usage of the Montreal duplex; no backstamp as customary for mail to the U.S. F-VF (Unitrade 17e shade) ex. "Lindemann" Collection (private treaty, circa. 1997)
Est. $400+
819
CANADA - 3 CENTS May 10 (no year date, circa. 1861-1862) Engine Boilers James Currie, Toronto illustrated "cameo" envelope mailed to New York, early 10c red purple shade, perf 11¾ cancelled by diamond grid of Toronto, two-line REGISTERED PAID 5 handstamp in red denoting registration fee was paid in cash, circular Toronto, C.W. Paid MAY 10 circular datestamp, no backstamp as customary for mail to the U.S. Very attractive, VF (Unitrade 17e) ex. Bill Lea Pence & Cents exhibit collection
Est. $500+
820
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1860 (December 18) Folded cover endorsed "per Asia" bearing single 10c reddish agate (Whitworth PO 4B) and 17c Prussian Blue, both perf 11¾, latter with light file fold, tied by Montreal duplex, addressed to Liverpool, England with clear circular Paid Liverpool Br. Packet 6 JA 61 CDS receiver in red. A most interesting 27 cent letter rate; Firby census only list only one such franking on Trans-Atlantic mail, VF (Unitrade 17b, 19i)

Expertization: 1955 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Bill Lea Exhibit Collection of Canada Pence & Cents Postal History

The franking was perhaps originally intended to pay the Cunard Line - US Packet via New York 17c rate plus 12½c registration fee; however, too late for the US Packet "Asia" that left New York for Liverpool on December 19, it likely followed "First Packet Principal", sufficiently prepaid to be forwarded by the earliest ship, in this case going overland from Montreal to Portland, Maine and then by Allan Line British Packet.
Est. $2,500+
821
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1861 (November 11) Neat envelope mailed registered from Woodbridge, U.C. to New York bearing a 10c dark purple brown perf 11¾ alongside a 5c vermilion paying the letter rate and registration fee respectively, both tied by concentric rings, double arc dispatch and neat straightline REGISTERED at left; Toronto same-day transit, no receiver as customary for mail to the U.S. Only 16 such frankings to the United States have been recorded in the Firby census, this example is among the nicest, VF (Unitrade 15, 17b early printing)

Provenance: Daniel Cantor, September 2011; Lot 390
Dr. John Robertson, April 2004; Lot 168
"Carrington" Collection of Province of Canada, June 2002; Lot 3325
Est. $1,500+
822
CANADA - 3 CENTS 18TC + varieties,Trial colour plate proof corner margin block of sixteen, printed in blue green on card mounted india paper and showing two ABNC imprints, also displaying three known Major Re-entries at Positions 61, 62 & 94. An impressive block with all three Unitrade listed varieties, VF (Unitrade cat. as normal proofs)
Cat. $4,800+
823
CANADA - 3 CENTS 18TC,Trial colour plate proof block of ten with upper left corner margin, printed in bright blue green shade on card mounted india paper, showing ABNC imprint above plate positions 2-4; choice and appealing, VF (Cat. as single proofs)
Cat. $3,000
824
CANADA - 3 CENTS 19TC + varieties,Trial colour plate proof corner block of twelve, printed in pale blue on card mounted india paper, displaying two plate varieties - the best known plate variety, perhaps of the entire Decimal series, The Major Re-entry at Position 100 with very strong doubling throughout design, also the Re-entry at Position 80. A beautiful positional block, VF (Unitrade cat. as normal proofs)
Cat. $3,600+
825
CANADA - 3 CENTS 19a,An impressive mint strip of three from a distinctive and scarcer early printing, reasonable centering for this difficult issue, exceptional colour and impression as well as possessing large part original gum. A wonderful multiple of this early printing, Fine+ OG and very scarce thus. (Unitrade cat. $8,250 as singles)

Expertization: 2018 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: General Robert Gill, October 1965; Lot 101 (described as indigo shade)
E. Carey Fox, Second Portion, October 1968; Lot 165
J. Grant Glassco, July 1969; Lot 83
Highlands (Part One), November 2018; Lot 263
Est. $2,500+
826
CANADA - 3 CENTS 19,An extraordinary mint pair in a wonderful rich shade, brilliant colour, intact perforations clear of design on three sides, relatively lightly hinged with unusually clean white original gum - in fact one of the nicest OG multiples one can hope to find on this popular classic stamp, Fine+ OG

Expertization: 2019 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: E. Carey Fox, Second Portion, H.R. Harmer, Inc. of New York, October 1968; Lot 164
Cat. $4,500
827
CANADA - 3 CENTS 19,Exceptionally fresh mint single as the day it was printed, reasonably centered for this difficult stamp, intact perforations all around, positional guide dot at bottom left and possessing large part original gum; a great stamp, F-VF OG; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.

Cat. $3,375
828
CANADA - 3 CENTS 19ii,The scarce Major Re-entry (Position 100) with prominent doubling in top left frame, marks in and around "POSTAGE" and "CENTS" among other traits, mostly all clear from the fairly light cancel. A desirable plate variety of the Decimal series, Fine+; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,500
829
CANADA - 3 CENTS 20TC + varieties,Trial colour plate proof block of ten in near issued colour on card mounted india paper, with upper right corner margin showing ABNC plate imprint above position 8, choice and VF (Unitrade cat. $3,000 as normal proofs)

Most positions show plate varieties as follows:
Re-entry (Pos. 8) with doubling of top frameline, Dash in lower right "2" on eight positions and engraver's slip on Positions 16, 18-20.
Est. $1,500+
830
CANADA - 3 CENTS 1868 (February 27) Small envelope in great shape bearing a 2c rose perf 12, well tied by Quebec duplex in ideal upright position, addressed to St. Jean Deschaillons; no backstamp. Pays one of two plausible rates - 1) an underpaid 5c domestic letter rate, mailed without penalty; or 2) a double unsealed circular rate. Either way, a most unusual and rarely seen two cent single franking, appealing and VF (Unitrade 20)

Expertization: 1991 Peter Holcombe certificate
Est. $1,500+
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN
831
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal mesh wove paper, visually striking example, very well centered within rarely seen enormous margins, used with socked-on-nose, quite bold 2-ring '1' cancel, VF+ JUMBO / VF strike (Unitrade 23)
Est. $300+
832
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 1 - transit) Envelope with "Printed Circular" at top, mailed unsealed from Montreal to Cayuga, bearing a well centered 1c deep orange, first printing, nicely tied by quite clear 2-ring '1' cancel, small stain at bottom left, part of second two-ring cancel at bottom right; no dispatch, partial transit datestamp with clear AP 1 69 date - the Earliest Recorded Usage of the two-ring "1" numeral, very legible Cayuga AP 2 69 receiver on back; pays the one cent unsealed printed matter rate. An important ERD cover that will stand out on a "first-page" of any exhibit or advanced collection, F-VF / VF strike (Unitrade 23a)
Est. $500+
833
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (June 9) Ames, Millard & Co. Boots and Shoes Dealer printed folded circular to Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, well centered 1c orange yellow tied by centrally struck 2-ring '1' cancel; paying a very scarce one cent circular rate to PEI, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 23)
Est. $400+
834
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 2c deep green on bright white wove paper with horizontal mesh, an impressive large margined example, very fresh on pristine paper, socked-on-nose 2-ring '1' cancel, VF JUMBO / VF+ (Unitrade 24)
Est. $250+
835
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 12½c blue on medium horizontal wove paper, socked-on-nose 2-ring '1' cancel, attractive, F-VF / XF (Unitrade 28)
Est. $150+
836
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869-1870 12½c milky blue shade on medium horizontal paper, nicely centered, wide margins, very clear centrally struck 2-ring '1' cancel, VF / VF+ (Unitrade 28i)
Est. $100+
837
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red on soft white "blotting" paper, 1c yellow orange and yellow shades, 2c emerald green, 3c, 6c Plate 1 & 2, 15c (2) early red lilac shade on stout wove and reddish purple on Bothwell paper. Couple minor flaws to VF / Fine to VF strikes (Unitrade 22i/29v)
Est. $300+
838
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (August 16) Printed folded circular, 1c orange yellow tied by superb 2-ring '2' cancel to St. Catharines, VF cover / VF strike (Unitrade 23) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 197)
Est. $300+
839
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 3c red on medium horizontal mesh white wove paper, quite well centered horizontal pair with single socked-on-nose, bold strike of 2-ring '2' cancel, wonderful eye-appeal, VF / XF strike (Unitrade 25)
Est. $200+
840
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red on thin and Bothwell papers, 1c deep orange (3), 2c blue green on Bothwell, green on medium wove, 6c Plate 1, 12½c and 15c pale red lilac on medium wove. Couple minor flaws to VF / Fine to VF strikes (Unitrade 22i/29v)
Est. $300+
841
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN The collection of 23 stamps, consisting of a complete basic ½c-15c set of nine, plus extra shades & printings; noting four different printings of the 15c. The odd flaw, but mainly sound, Fine to Very Fine / mostly VF strikes (Unitrade 21/30b)
Est. $500+
842
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (April 9) Orange cover from the Jesse Hoyt correspondence, bearing 1c brown red on medium horizontal mesh wove paper alongside a well centered example of the elusive 2c deep green on soft white "blotting" paper, characteristic colour and very sharp impression on bright white paper, both tied by central well-struck 2-ring '4' cancels - a very early usage of this two-ring hammer (ERD: March 31, 1869), clear Halifax AP 9 69 split ring dispatch at lower left, small edge fault to cover at bottom right. A beautiful cover, VF / VF strikes (Unitrade 22, 24iii)
Est. $350+
843
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 12½c deep blue on thin paper with horizontal mesh, very well centered stamp with clear, centrally struck 2-ring '4' cancel, XF / VF strike (Unitrade 28b)
Cat. $200+
844
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red on thin hard wove paper, 1c deep orange and yellow orange shades, 2c green on medium wove, two shades of 3c, 6c Plate 1 & 2, 12½c two printings and 15c deep reddish purple on thin horizontal wove paper. A few minor flaws, generally Fine to VF / mostly VF or better strikes (Unitrade 22b/28)
Est. $400+
845
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, an impressive strip of three, few split perfs between left pair, minor shorter perfs on left stamp, postmarked with two neatly struck 2-ring '5' cancels, very scarce multiple, F-VF / VF strikes (Unitrade 23)
Est. $400+
846
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, pair with minor perf flaws at left otherwise sound, superb 2-ring '5' cancels, Fine / XF strikes (Unitrade 23) e. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 228)
Est. $300+
847
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, quite well centered example, light ageing on back only, displaying a superb bold, nearly perfectly centered 2-ring '5' cancel, visually striking, VF / XF (Unitrade 23)
Est. $250+
848
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1875 5c olive green on medium vertical mesh paper, with fabulous 2-ring '5' cancellation IN BLUE - believed to be the ONLY KNOWN COPY (according to Jim Hennok), extremely rare, Fine / XF strike (Unitrade 26) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 234)
Est. $750+
849
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 15c reddish purple on Bothwell centered, quite well centered with intact perforations all around (a challenge on this paper type), deep colour and socked-on-nose 2-ring '5' cancel in upright position, VF / VF (Unitrade 29v)
Cat. $300+
850
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/12½c group, includes ½c, 1c brown red 1c yellow orange pair, 2c deep green on thin hard paper, 3c, 6c (2; one is Plate 2), and two printings of 12½c deep blue on medium horizontal wove paper and blue on Bothwell paper. Couple with flaws to VF / mostly VF strikes (Unitrade 21/29v)
Est. $400+
851
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, remarkable large margins and well centered within, uncleared perf discs often seen on this paper type, displaying an attractively clear, socked-on-nose 2-ring '6' cancel, VF+ / VF (Unitrade 22ii)
Cat. $250+
852
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (early) 1c deep orange, first printing, an exceptional strip of five (rejoined pair and strip of three), perf fault at foot of right-hand stamp, in otherwise excellent state of preservation, fabulous colour on fresh paper, each stamp clearly struck by central 2-ring '6' cancel. Ideal for exhibition, an extremely rare used multiple, Fine+ / VF+ strikes (Unitrade 23a) ex. John Siverts (Part 1, May 1989; Lot 703)
Est. $1,000+
853
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, brilliant fresh example on pristine paper, amazing socked-on-nose 2-ring '6' cancel, as nice as it gets, F-VF / XF (Unitrade 23)
Est. $200+
854
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870 (February 2) Printed folded circular mailed locally, bearing nicely centered 1c yellow orange tied by very clear and centrally struck 2-ring '6' cancel, split ring dispatch at foot; pays both local drop letter rate and / or one circular rate, appealing, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 23)
Est. $150+
855
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, rarely seen used strip of four, two stamps with not readily discernible flaws, each stamp with central, well-struck 2-ring '6' cancel, Fine+ / VF+ strikes (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 242)
Est. $300+
856
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (December 14) Andrus Bros. Manufacturers of the Melodeon, London, Ont., dark blue embossed cameo advertising on clean yellow cover, bearing two examples of 3c red, colour somewhat oxidized, both tied by superb 2-ring '6' cancels, clear split ring dispatch, mailed to New York, very attractive, VF cover / XF strikes (Unitrade 25) ex. S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 247)
Est. $500+
857
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (June 4) Tecumseh House, London Ont. illustrated advertising, printed in black on orange cover to Toronto, bearing 3c red on soft white "blotting" paper, characteristic sharp impression, colour and paper associated with scarcer printing neatly tied by complete 2-ring '6' cancel, clear dispatch at bottom, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 25iii)
Est. $200+
858
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870 (February 8) Mourning cover in choice condition bearing 3c red tied by well-struck 2-ring '6' cancel in upright position, equally neat split ring dispatch at foot, to Prescott with next-day receiver on back. A gorgeous 2-ring cancelled cover, VF+ cover / XF strike (Unitrade 25)
Est. $100+
859
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN ½c/15c group, includes ½c (2; one on thin wove paper), 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, 1c yellow orange and yellow shades, 2c on Bothwell paper, three shades of 3c, one of which in a pair, 5c, 6c brown (Plate 2) on soft white "blotting" paper, 12½c, two examples of early printing 15c red lilac shade on stout paper. A few with mainly small faults, Fine or better / mostly VF or better strikes (Unitrade 21/29b)
Est. $300+
860
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (June 12) Pre-printed Prices Current folded lettersheet in excellent state of preservation, broker's double ring datestamp at lower left, bearing a very fresh 1c brown red on the distinctive soft white "blotting" paper, centered high with a few dulled perfs, tied by clear 2-ring '7' cancel, paying one cent circular rate to Maine, USA, attractive, F-VF / VF strike (Unitrade 22i) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 249)
Est. $200+
861
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Undated (circa. 1870) H.L. Spencer Proprietory Medicines advertising cover bearing well centered 1c yellow tied by neat 2-ring '7' cancel, no dispatch, paying one cent unsealed letter rate to Butternut Ridge, NB, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 23i) ex. S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 17)
Est. $200+
862
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, well centered example showing the elusive "Shaving Nick" variety clear of ideal, socked-on-nose 2-ring '7' cancel, a few irregular perfs. A very scarce variety, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 25vii)
Cat. $1,800
863
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (circa.) 3c red on soft white "blotting" paper, a very rare used strip of four on distinctive white paper along with rich sharp impression, centered a bit low but in remarkably sound condition and cancelled on piece by two strikes of 2-ring '7' legible to quite clear. An impressive multiple, Fine / Fine+ strikes (Unitrade 25iii) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 50)
Est. $500+
864
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 1) Amber coloured envelope, slightly reduced at left, franked with 3c bright red on white wove paper (closely resembling the soft white "blotting paper), couple minute perf flaws at "top left", ideally tied by superb 2-ring '7' cancel, light but complete Saint John AP 1 1869 double arc dispatch struck on obverse, next-day Hillsborough clear receiver backstamp. An impressive ERD cover, considering the amount of mail Saint John handled, F-VF / XF strike (Unitrade 25 shade)
Est. $500+
865
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1875 5c deep olive green on medium vertical mesh wove paper, perf 11½x12, rich colour, central and well-struck 2-ring '7' cancel, Fine+ / VF (Unitrade 26i)
Est. $200+
866
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN The collection with 19 stamps, consisting of a basic ½c-15c set (no 3c), plus an extra example for each denomination represented (1c brown red has three extras, 1c yellow orange has two extras), mostly different shades or papers being shown; a few flaws noted, but mainly F-VF / mainly VF strikes (Unitrade 21c/29e)
Est. $500+
867
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1871 15c, three distinctive shades / printings - early reddish purple on thin horizontal wove paper, red lilac on stout horizontal mesh paper and pale grey violet on Bothwell paper, latter with a few dulled perfs at right, each with central, very clear to superb 2-ring '8' cancel. A very difficult trio, F-VF / VF+ (Unitrade 29b, 29e, 29v)
Est. $400+
868
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN ½c/15c group, includes ½c (2; one on unusual thin fibrous paper), 1c yellow orange, 2c on Bothwell paper (2), 3c, 6c yellow brown (Plate 2), 12½c dull blue and 15c red lilac, two examples of early printing 15c red lilac shade on stout paper. A few minor flaws observed, otherwise Fine+ / VF strikes (Unitrade 21/29b)
Est. $350+
869
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 1c brown red on watermarked Bothwell paper, a beautiful horizontal pair in choice condition, remarkably fresh and showing papermaker's watermark "HWEL" full letters of "E. & G. BOTHWELL", each stamp with centrally struck 2-ring '9' cancel, attractive and very scarce numeral cancelled multiple, VF / VF strikes (Unitrade 22a)

Provenance: L. Gerald Firth, Sissons Sale 305, November 1971; Lot 67
Stan Lum, September 2013; Lot 393
Cat. $1,400+
870
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (November 8) Pristine cover bearing a lovely example of 3c red on medium wove paper, tied by superb strike of fancy '9' cancel (Lacelle 108) emulating the 2-ring '9', partial second strike at top, clear Kingston dispatch CDS at left to Manilla, Ontario with next-day receiver. A superb cover in all respects - Vincent G. Greene backstamp, XF cover / XF strike (Unitrade 25)
Est. $500+
871
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/12½c group, includes 1c deep orange (2), 1c yellow orange shade, 6c brown, 12½c (2), minor flaws to Fine+ / four examples with an XF strike (Unitrade 23/28)
Est. $250+
872
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, a precisely centered pair in flawless condition, with choice, very clear strikes of 2-ring '10' cancels in upright position, XF / VF+ strikes
Est. $250+
873
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 12½c blue on Bothwell paper, a very well centered pair, each stamp with quite clear 2-ring '10' cancel, choice, VF / VF strikes (Unitrade 28v)
Cat. $500+
874
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 12½c blue on Bothwell paper and 1868-1872 12½c milky blue on medium horizontal wove paper, former with superb bold, socked-on-nose 2-ring '10' cancel in black, latter with centrally struck, very clear 2-ring '10' cancel IN BLUE (ex. John Siverts Part One, May 1989; Lot 932), small thin and a few dull perfs, a very scarce coloured numeral cancel, additionally shows portion of a British transit in red, Fine duo / VF-XF strikes (Unitrade 28, 28v)
Est. $300+
875
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red, 2c green, 6c brown (Plate 2) on soft white "blotting" paper, 12½c two-ring IN BLUE, and two shades of 15c (3). Minor flaws to Fine+ / Fine to XF strikes (Unitrade 22/29b)
Est. $300+
876
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (November 9) White envelope addressed to Gagetown, NB bearing single 3c orange red shade neatly tied by complete 2-ring '11' cancel, clear double arc dispatch at left; a few peripheral age spots, nevertheless a lovely numeral cancelled cover, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 25i) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 284)
Est. $150+
877
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red (2) on Bothwell paper, 1c deep orange, 2c green, 3c on thin paper and pair on Bothwell paper, 6c Plate 1 & 2 two different papers, 12½c and 15c deep reddish purple. A few flaws noted, Fine+ / mainly VF strikes (Unitrade 22ii/29e printing)
Est. $300+
878
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (December) Clean envelope sent unsealed printed matter rate to Hamilton, bearing 1c yellow orange postmarked by clear 2-ring '12' cancel, no dispatch, "(United) Fruit Growers Association Dec 69" docketing at left, appealing, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 23) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 290)
Est. $150+
879
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1873-1875 15c deep red lilac on stout smooth surfaced medium wove with horizontal mesh, nearly complete, well-struck, socked-on-nose 2-ring '12' cancel (inverted), Fine+ / XF (Unitrade 29b shade)
Est. $150+
880
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group includes 1c brown red, yellow orange (2), yellow pair, 2c green, 3c (3) two shades, 6c two shades, plus a pair with wing margin at top, 12½c and 15c on Bothwell paper, some faults, mainly Fine / F-VF or better strikes (Unitrade 22/29v)
Est. $300+
881
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869-1872 6c brown (Plate 1) on medium wove paper with vertical mesh, choice pair with rich colour, neat centrally struck 2-ring '13' cancels, F-VF / VF+ strikes (Unitrade 27) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 305)
Est. $250+
882
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, two shades of 1c yellow orange, three shades of 2c, two different printings of 6c, plus a yellow brown shade pair, 12½c, 15c two examples one is off-centered with faint two-ring IN BLUE (ex. John Siverts, May 1989; Lot 936). A few flaws noted, mainly Fine+ / mostly VF to XF strikes (Unitrade 22ii/29b)
Est. $400+
883
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 3c red on thinner wove paper with clear horizontal mesh, a rare used strip of four in sound condition, bright colour on fresh paper, legible to quite clear 2-ring '14' cancels; an impressive numeral cancelled F-VF strip / F-VF strikes (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 316)
Est. $300+
884
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (December 10) Yellow cover with handwritten letter enclosed, mailed registered from Guelph to St. Jacob's, bearing nicely centered, large margined 3c red tied by well clear socked-on-nose 2-ring '14' cancel, neat Guelph dispatch CDS at lower left, straightline REGISTERED, small cover tear at top away from stamp; Berlin DE 10 transit and St. Jacobs DE 11 receiver backstamps. A beautiful and striking numeral cancelled cover, paying 3c domestic letter rate, plus 2 cent registration fee paid in cash, VF / VF+ strike (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 314)
Est. $250+
885
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1873-1875 15c bright red lilac on smooth medium horizontal wove paper, select fresh and choice example with clear, centrally struck 2-ring '14' cancel, VF / VF (Unitrade 29b)
Cat. $150+
886
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c yellow orange and yellow shades, 2c emerald green, 6c, 12½c clipped at foot, 15c on Bothwell paper. Couple flaws, Fine + / VF-VF+ strikes (Unitrade 23/29v)
Est. $200+
887
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1871 (September 22) Clean orange cover mailed to Clinton, Ontario bearing mixed issue franking - 2c emerald green shade and Small Queen 1c deep orange, First Ottawa printing, both postmarked by quite clear 2-ring '15' cancels, split ring dispatch at lower left, next-day receiver backstamp, VF cover / F-VF strikes (Unitrade 24i, 35ii) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 322)
Est. $200+
888
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (December 16) Small cover in pristine condition bearing two single 3c red tied by reasonably clear 2-ring '15' cancels, split ring dispatch at lower left, paying 6 cent letter rate to Vermont, USA, very attractive, XF cover / F-VF strikes (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 324)
Est. $250+
889
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1872 6c dark brown (Plate 1) on medium horizontal mesh paper, pair with deep rich colour, centrally struck, very legible 2-ring '15' cancels in upright position, Fine / F-VF strikes (Unitrade 27)
Est. $200+
890
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 20) Small envelope in immaculate condition mailed to Victor, New York State, bearing nicely centered 6c dark brown tied by light but legible 2-ring '15' cancel - the ERD of this numeral hammer, clear Brantford AP 20 69 split ring dispatch at lower left; no backstamp as customary for mail to the United States of the era, XF / Fine+ strike (Unitrade 27)
Est. $500+
891
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group includes 1c yellow orange and deep orange shades, two printings of 2c green, one is on Bothwell paper, 3c single and pair, 6c two shades, 12½c on soft white "blotting" paper, reperfed at top (still rare paper type on this denomination), and a 15c. A few flaws noted, Fine+ / Fine to VF+ strikes (Unitrade 23/29e)
Est. $300+
892
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 2c green & 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, former with light crease. Rarely seen numeral cancels (RF 8), Fine+ / F-VF to VF strikes (Unitrade 24, 25)
Est. $250+
893
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, bright fresh example with quite clear, centrally struck 2-ring '16' cancel (RF 8 - very rare), F-VF / F-VF (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 329)
Est. $200+
894
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange with unusually well-struck 2-ring '17' cancel (RF 10), perf fault at bottom right, Fine appearance, VF+ strike (Unitrade 23)
Est. $300+
895
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, small faults but has a nice clear, central strike of the very rare 2-ring '17' cancel (RF 10), VF appearance / VF+ strike (Unitrade 23)
Est. $250+
896
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1871-1872 6c yellow brown (Plate 2) on medium horizontal wove paper, quite clear impression of the extremely rare 2-ring '17' cancel (RF 10), small tear at right; an absolute rarity especially on this higher denomination, Fine / F-VF strike (Unitrade 27a) ex. John Siverts (Part One, May 1989; Lot 940)
Est. $500+
897
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1873-1875 15c bright red lilac on medium horizontal wove paper, perf 12, well centered with light, centrally struck 2-ring '18' cancel, VF / F-VF (Unitrade 29)
Cat. $150+
898
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/6c group, includes 1c brown red and deep orange shade, 2c emerald green and blue green on Bothwell paper, latter with large-style numeral, 3c, 6c (3; two shades), 15c. And a rare 2-ring '19' (inverted) legible strike on 1c orange Small Queen. Minor flaws to Fine+ / Fine to VF+ strikes (Unitrade 22/29e shade)
Est. $400+
899
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 2c green on medium wove paper, overall toned mostly visible on back, small thin at top, but with superb centrally struck 2-ring '19' cancel (RF 10 - extremely rare), Fine appearance / XF strike (Unitrade 24) ex. John Siverts (May 1989; Lot 942)
Est. $300+
900
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3c rose red on medium horizontal wove paper, a lovely sound example displaying a spectacular, remarkably sharp and centrally struck 2-ring '19' cancel (RF 10 - extremely rare), quite likely the finest '19' numeral cancelled stamp one can hope to find, F-VF / XF GEM strike (Unitrade 25ii) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 343)
Est. $750+
901
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1873-1875 15c deep red lilac on medium white wove paper with horizontal mesh, perf 12, an unusually choice example displaying an attractively clear and quite centrally struck 2-ring '20' cancel (RF 10) the highest rarity factor allocated a two-ring numeral. The ultimate two-ring numeral cancelled 15 cent Large Queen stamp, VF / VF (Unitrade 29b shade) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 351 - one of the highlights of this famous collection)
Est. $1,000+
902
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1871 12½c dull blue on medium wove paper, some toning and 1868-1869 15c reddish purple on Bothwell paper, small faults, both postmarked with the extremely rare 2-ring '20' (RF 10) cancel, former light, quite clear and centrally struck, latter struck twice side-by-side (sideways), Fine / F-VF-VF strikes (Unitrade 28, 29c) the 15c is ex. Norman Brassler (November 1995; Lot 339)
Est. $500+
903
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (June 2) Yellow cover mailed to Clinton, portion of backflap missing, franked with single 3c red on medium wove paper, nicely tied by light but complete and legible 2-ring '21' cancel, Goderich JUN 2 1869 double arc dispatch at left - the current ERD in Wayne Smith census (as of May 2022) is November 22, 1869, this cover predates it by more than 5 months! Backstamp with partial datestamp with clear JU 2 1869 date. Visually striking and desirable ERD cover, F-VF / Fine+ strike (Unitrade 25)
Est. $400+
904
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 6c brown on soft white "blotting" paper (Plate 1), a remarkable well centered pair on the distinctive, short-lived paper showing characteristic rich colour, very sharp impression, apart from a hint of a wrinkle at top right, pair is essentially sound and is in superior quality than what we are accustomed to seeing on this fragile paper, let alone in a pair which is a undoubtedly rare, used with centrally struck with light 2-ring '21' cancel, both digits readily visible. A wonderful multiple for the specialist, VF / F-VF strike (Unitrade 27ii)
Cat. $2,500
905
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/6c group includes '21' on 1c yellow orange, 6c two shades; '23' on 1c brown red on Bothwell paper and yellow orange, 3c red; and '24' on 3c, 6c yellow brown. A few flaws, Fine to VF / Fine to VF strikes (Unitrade 22ii/27a)
Est. $250+
906
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, centrally struck by an amazingly bold, well clear 2-ring '22' cancel (RF 9 - very rare), small tear at foot and negligible shorter perfs mentioned for the record. A fabulous 2-ring numeral cancelled stamp, Fine / XF (Unitrade 22ii) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 364)
Est. $350+
907
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, large margined example showing an incredible, bold and sharply struck 2-ring '22' cancel (RF 9 - very rare), tiny negligible corner crease. A stunning numeral cancelled stamp that will stand out in anyone's collection - combining beauty and rarity, VF / XF GEM (Unitrade 23)
Est. $500+
908
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on thinner wove paper with horizontal mesh, a sound example with visually striking, boldly struck, socked-on-nose 2-ring '22' cancel, with a rarity factor 9 - very rare, an impressive numeral cancelled stamp in all respects, Fine+ / XF (Unitrade 23) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 363)
Est. $350+
909
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Only Known Cover: (Undated) The Gore District Mutual Fire Ins. Co. Galt Ont. advertising cover, endorsed "Circular" and mailed unsealed to Georgetown, bearing 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, lovely fresh colour and well tied to cover by light, legible 2-ring '22' cancel - this being the only recorded cover, proving town of origin for this two-ring numeral. Portion of "Guelph FE" (date and year not legible) transit backstamp. An important cover, ideal for exhibition, VF / Fine+ strike (Unitrade 23)
Est. $500+
910
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (July 8) Yellow cover bearing 1c orange yellow and 2c green emerald, both with light creases, tied by central and quite clearly struck 2-ring '23' cancels, light Woodstock dispatch CDS at bottom left, same-day Hamilton receiver backstamp, appealing, F-VF / F-VF strikes (Unitrade 23, 24i)
Est. $300+
911
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, choice well centered example with brilliant fresh colour, centrally struck and well clear 2-ring '25' cancel, attractive, VF / VF (Unitrade 22ii)
Cat. $250+
912
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c / 15c group, includes '25' on 1c deep orange, 2c emerald green, 6c yellow brown, 12½c deep blue (ex. Jim Hennok); and '26' on 2c yellow green, 15c on Bothwell paper, some faults, Fine+ / Fine to VF strikes (Unitrade 23a/29v)
Est. $200+
913
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (early) 1c deep orange, first printing on medium horizontal wove paper, rich colour and fresh, showing upright position and clear strike of 2-ring '26' cancel (RF 5 - very scarce), Fine / VF (Unitrade 23a) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 387)
Est. $300+
914
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, well centered single with central (inverted), superbly struck 2-ring '26' cancel (RF 5 - very scarce), appealing and VF / XF (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 388)
Est. $150+
915
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 15c grey purple on medium horizontal wove paper, perf 12, well centered example of an early printing, ideally struck (inverted) with a well clear 2-ring '26' cancel (RF 5 - very scarce), beautiful, VF / VF (Unitrade 29 early printing)
Est. $250+
916
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (September 20) Clean and fresh cover bearing well centered horizontal pair of 3c red on medium wove paper, slightly clipped at left, postmarked by two quite clear, complete 2-ring '27' cancels, neat Ingersoll SP 20 69 dispatch CDS, paying 6 cent letter rate to Connecticut, USA. A great cover with wonderful eye-appeal, XF cover / VF strikes (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 393)
Est. $500+
917
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, seven different includes 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, 1c yellow orange, 2c bright yellow green, 3c red, 6c yellow brown, 12½c (ex. Jim Hennok) and 15c, some faults, Fine+ / mostly VF strikes (Unitrade 22ii/29 early printing)
Est. $300+
918
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Usage: 1869 (June 4) Small envelope in fresh condition, single 3c deep red on medium wove paper, perf fault at foot, minor tone spot at top left, lightly struck by partial 4-ring '28' (inverted), well clear Sarnia JU 4 69 dispatch CDS at lower left to Widder Station with next-day receiver on back. Predates the currently ERD (June 29) by more than 3 weeks, VF cover / Fine strike (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 400)
Est. $200+
919
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/6c group, a RF 5 - very scarce 2-ring assembly, includes 1c yellow orange, 2c green, 3c red, 6c brown on the rare Bothwell watermarked paper, showing complete "ILL" letters of "CLUTHA MILLS", extraneous ink on both sides and 6c yellow brown strip of three, right-hand stamp with faults. F-VF / mostly VF strikes (Unitrade 23/27b)
Est. $750+
920
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, brilliant fresh stamp with amazing socked-on-nose 2-ring '29' cancel in upright position, F-VF / XF strike (Unitrade 23) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 406)
Est. $150+
921
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 3c red on medium horizontal mesh paper, a fabulous fresh pair with superb 2-ring '29' cancels, visually striking, VF / XF (Unitrade 25)
Est. $200+
922
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 6c dark brown (Plate 1) on watermarked Bothwell paper, showing large portion of "MIL" of "MILLS" watermark letters, light wrinkle, deep colour on fresh paper, along with a neat, centrally struck 2-ring '29' cancel, very appealing and very scarce numeral cancelled Six cent watermarked stamp, Fine / VF strike (Unitrade 27b)
Cat. $1,500
923
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/12½c group, five sound examples includes 1c yellow orange, two examples of 2c bluish green on Bothwell paper, 3c red and 12½c deep blue, F-VF / VF strikes (Unitrade 23/28)
Est. $250+
924
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/6c group, both numeral cancels are RF 7 - rare and often with poor strikes. Mainly better than average strikes, includes '30' on 1c brown red, 1c deep orange and yellow orange, latter on piece, 2c green, 6c brown (Plate 2); and '31' on 3c and 6c (very faint strike), some faults, Fine / Fine+ strikes (Unitrade 22/27v)
Est. $200+
925
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 12½c blue on watermarked Bothwell paper, showing nearly complete "LL" watermark letters, unusually clear, centrally struck 2-ring '31' cancel in upright position, apart from minute corner perf creases, a rare watermarked numeral cancelled stamp, F-VF / VF strike (Unitrade 28a)
Est. $350+
926
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (November 24) Orange cover mailed to Toronto, slightly reduced at right but in otherwise clean, fresh condition bearing an appealing left-sheet margin 3c red on medium wove paper tied by very scarce and remarkably struck 2-ring '32' cancel in black in upright position, Barrie dispatch CDS at lower left, light receiver backstamp. An impressive numeral cancelled cover, VF+ / XF strike (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 616)
Est. $400+
927
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869-1870 6c brown (Plate 2) on the distinctive soft white "blotting" paper, amazingly sharp impression on bright white paper associated with this elusive printing, large margins, in flawless condition quite unusual on this fragile paper, along with centrally struck well-defined 2-ring '32' cancel in bluish black, rare and appealing, F-VF / VF strike (Unitrade 27ii)
Cat. $575+
928
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 2-ring in black on 1c yellow orange (might be '22'), 2c bluish green on Bothwell paper, 3c red (2; one is ex. Jim Hennok), 6c brown; 2-ring in blue on 1c yellow, 3c, two different printings of 15c (Bothwell paper is ex. Siverts), some flaws but a very scarce group, Fine+ / Fine+ strikes (Unitrade 23/29v)
Est. $300+
CANADA
929
CANADA 1c/15c group, includes '33' (RF 6) on 1c deep orange (ex. Jim Hennok), 2c grass green shade on Bothwell paper, 6c brown (Plate 1) two examples, one in choice condition, 15c red lilac two different font types, rounded top of "3s" cancelled through cloth; '35' on 1c yellow orange, 2c emerald green, 3c red, 6c brown, 12½c blue (ex. Jim Hennok), and '37' (RF 8 - very rare) on 3c red with well-above average strike. Couple with flaws, others sound, F-VF / F-VF to VF+ strikes (Unitrade 23/29b)
Est. $500+
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN
930
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/12½c group (RF 8 - very rare), an impressive showing of five different, includes 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, 1c yellow orange (minor flaws), 2c deep green on thin hard paper, 3c red on Bothwell paper and 12½c deep blue on thin wove paper, Fine to Very Fine / all with clear VF strikes (Unitrade 22ii/28b)
Est. $400+
931
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (July 12) Small "lady" cover bearing well centered horizontal pair of 3c dark red on medium wove paper, tiny corner crease at top left, both tied by unusually strong and clear 2-ring '35' cancels, neat Lindsay split ring dispatch at lower left, small opening tear at foot and left-side seam missing, VF / XF strike (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 636)
Est. $350+
932
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869-1872 ½c black on medium horizontal wove paper, perf 12, lovely example with ideally struck 2-ring '36' cancel (RF 6), rare especially so on this denomination, F-VF / VF (Unitrade 21) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 643)
Est. $300+
933
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1871-1872 2c emerald green on medium horizontal wove paper, quite well centered, superbly struck with socked-on-nose 2-ring '36' cancel (RF 6 - rare), beautiful and eye-arresting, F-VF / XF strike (Unitrade 24i)
Est. $300+
934
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870-1872 6c brown (Plate 2) on medium horizontal wove paper, brilliant fresh example showing a beautiful, centrally struck 2-ring '36' cancel (RF 6 - rare), most attractive, Fine+ / VF+ strike (Unitrade 27v) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 649)
Est. $300+
935
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c deep orange and yellow orange shade, 5c, 12½ and 15c red lilac; couple with minor perf flaws, a very scarce group, Fine to Very Fine / all with VF to VF+ strikes (Unitrade 23/29b)
Est. $400+
936
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3c orange red on medium horizontal wove paper, well centered example displaying an ideal and unusually well-defined strike of 2-ring '37' cancel in upright position, certainly among the finest strikes available; superior to majority of known strikes which are more often illegible to some degree, VF / XF strike (Unitrade 25i) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 659)
Est. $350+
937
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 8) Cover mailed to Boston, USA, opening tears and staining at left, franked with pair of 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, tied by partly distinct 2-ring '37' cancel, additionally cancelled in manuscript, Amherst, NS double arc dispatch at bottom left; Saint John, NB AP 9 69 transit backstamp. Despite the imperfections, this is the Earliest Reported Dated cover postmarked with the very rare 2-ring '37' of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Fine / Fine (Unitrade 25)
Est. $300+
938
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN ½c/15c group comprising six different two-ring town cancels (19 stamps) includes '38' on 1c yellow orange, 2c emerald green, 6c; '39' on 6c; '40' on ½c, 1c deep orange, 5c, 6c brown, 15c deep red lilac on thin and medium horizontal wove paper (also '40' on 2c RLS); '41' on 1c yellow orange, 2c Bothwell paper, 12½c; '42' on 3c partly distinct strike; and '43' on 2c emerald green (2), 5c and 12½c. A few flaws noted, but mainly sound, Fine or better / F-VF or better strikes (Unitrade 21/29e)
Est. $750+
939
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (early) 1c deep orange, first printing, bright fresh sound example with superb bold, socked-on-nose 2-ring '39' cancel; an amazing example of this rare numeral cancel, Fine+ / XF GEM (Unitrade 23a) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 676)
Est. $350+
940
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3 cent, four examples - three different shades, each showing centrally struck, well-defined 2-ring '39', '41', '42' and '43' cancels, last three are ex. Jim Hennok have some degree faults; still a very scarce quartet with nice Fine+ appearance or better / VF-XF strikes (Unitrade 25 shades)
Est. $300+
941
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 3c bright red on medium horizontal mesh wove paper, a lovely pair with fabulous colour, showing very legible to quite clear 2-ring '40' cancels, F-VF / VF (Unitrade 25)
Est. $250+
942
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, select bright fresh stamp, displaying an impressive, near socked-on-nose (inverted) 2-ring '41' cancel, very attractive, Fine+ / XF (Unitrade 25)
Est. $150+
943
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869-1870 6c brown (Plate 1) on Bothwell paper, small thin, centrally struck, bold and well-defined 2-ring '42' cancel (RF 9), very rare especially so on this denomination, in addition to its very clear strike, Fine+ / VF+ strike (Unitrade 27vi) ex. John Siverts (Part One, May 1989; Lot 968)
Est. $500+
944
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870 (March 5) Clean cover mailed from Windsor, NS, franked with single 2c bluish green on Bothwell paper, tied by bold, socked-on-nose '43' cancel, neat Windsor MR 5 70 split ring dispatch to Martock Lodge, situated a few kilometers away in the same County. A rare example of a pre-Confederation practice, paying the unofficial and tolerated 2 cent county rate with a 2 cent Large Queen stamp - of which only seven have been reported in Wayne Smith census, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 24vi)
Est. $750+
945
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870 (January 3) Orange cover mailed registered to New Glasgow, bearing 2c green on soft white "blotting" paper, slightly overlapping 3c dark red, former with wrinkle crease from usage, both with bright fresh colours and nicely tied by clear 2-ring '43' cancels, Windsor split ring dispatch at lower left, two-line REGISTERED LETTER No. handstamp with registry number "666" in manuscript, oval "H" (Halifax) transit backstamp, sealed tear at right and portion of top backflap missing, Fine cover / VF strikes (Unitrade 24iii, 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 708)
Est. $350+
946
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1875 5c olive green on medium vertical mesh paper, perf 11¾x12, well centered example, a few uncleared perf discs, displaying a well-defined and centrally struck (inverted) 2-ring '43' cancel, rare on this denomination, VF / XF strike (Unitrade 26iv)
Est. $300+
947
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN ½c/15c group comprising six different two-ring town cancels (with a total of 18 stamps), all RF 4 to 6 - very scarce to rare, includes '44' on 2c, 3c, 6c brown (Plate 2); '45' on 1c yellow orange, 2c emerald green, 3c red, 6c yellow brown; '46' on 6c yellow brown, 12½c blue (ex. Jim Hennok); '47' on 1c yellow orange, 3c, 6c brown (Plate 1) on the elusive soft white "blotting" paper, 15c red lilac; '48' on 2c emerald green, 6c yellow brown (ex. Jim Hennok), 15c red lilac on thin paper; and '49' on 2c emerald green and 3c, a few faults noted, but mainly Fine+ / F-VF or better strikes (Unitrade 23/29e)
Est. $600+
948
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3c rose red shade on medium horizontal wove paper, bright fresh single with exceptional, near perfect 2-ring '46' cancel, no doubt one of the finest example of this numeral cancel, Fine / XF GEM (Unitrade 25ii)
Est. $250+
949
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1872 2c green on medium horizontal wove paper, brilliant fresh example, tiny sealed tear at top left, striking appearance, displaying superb bull's eye '47' cancel, Fine / XF (Unitrade 24) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 735)
Est. $300+
950
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (July 29) Clean cover mailed to Tilsonburg, bearing 3c bright red, a few perf flaws at right tied by partially legible 2-ring '48' cancel (RF 8 - very rare on cover), well-struck Simcoe split ring dispatch at lower left; on reverse Ingersoll and Tilsonburg split ring in blue receiver backstamps, VF cover / Fine strike (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 742)
Est. $200+
951
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1872 6c dark brown (Plate 1) on medium white wove paper with horizontal mesh, precisely centered stamp, bright fresh colour, couple shortish perfs, displaying ideal, centrally struck 2-ring '48' cancel, visually striking, VF+ / XF (Unitrade 27)
Est. $200+
952
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1871 (July 10) Orange Brown legal size envelope with light wrinkles and stains, mailed registered to Kemptville, Ontario, bearing single 2c emerald green, corner creases, overlapping 6c yellow brown (Plate 2) both tied by amazingly complete and superb 2-ring '49' cancel (RF 7 - rare on cover), neat Prescott dispatch CDS along with six straightline REGISTERED handstamps (three struck on reverse) and next-day receiver backstamp, paying double letter weight, plus 2 cent registration fee, Fine cover / XF strike (Unitrade 24i, 27a) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 750)
Est. $350+
953
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 2c deep green on medium horizontal wove paper, well centered and fresh example, faint corner crease at foot, intact perforations all around, showing the extremely rare 2-ring '50' (RF 10) cancel, centrally struck and very clear, few exist of any denomination, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 24)
Est. $500+
954
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1869 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, brilliant fresh example, centered right but in flawless condition, displaying a well-defined, socked-on-nose 2-ring '50' cancel (RF 10), exceptional for this extremely rare numeral postmark - few exist on any Large Queen stamp, Fine / VF strike (Unitrade 25)
Est. $400+
955
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/6c group comprising five different two-ring town cancels (16 stamps) includes the extremely rare '50' on 2c bright green on medium horizontal wove paper with a central legible strike, thin specks; '51' on 1c brown red watermarked Bothwell paper, shows "E ." watermark letter, 1c yellow orange, 2c Bothwell paper; '52' on two shades of 1c yellow orange, 3c single and pair both with superb strikes, 6c (ex. Hennok); '53' on 1c deep orange and yellow orange, 2c emerald green, 6c brown on Bothwell paper; and '54' on 1c yellow orange, 6c dark brown (Plate 1). A few flaws, many are sound, Fine or better / F-VF to XF strikes (Unitrade 22a/27vi)
Est. $750+
956
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 1c yellow orange on medium horizontal wove paper, well centered example with intact perforations all around, showing a spectacular, very clearly struck, superb 2-ring '52' cancel, certainly the finest strike one can hope to find, pencil notation on back. A fabulous two-ring cancelled stamp, VF / XF GEM strike (Unitrade 23) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 772)
Est. $350+
957
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 7) Blue morning envelope addressed to Platsburg, USA, opened on three sides, left-side backflap missing, sealed tear at top left in no way detract, franked with two examples of 3c red on medium wove paper, both tied by clear centrally struck 2-ring '52' cancels, double arc dispatch at left, being Earliest Recorded Date for this elusive numeral cancellation on cover, F-VF / VF strikes (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 775)
Est. $500+
958
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 2c grass green on thinner white wove paper with horizontal mesh, a remarkable example, pristine fresh and showing near socked-on-nose 2-ring '54' cancel, superb strike, VF / XF (Unitrade 24) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 790)
Est. $300+
959
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1871 (April 21) Cover from the well known Jesse Hoyt correspondence, bearing 3c rose red shade nicely tied by quite clear 2-ring '54' cancel in upright position, Truro double arc dispatch at bottom left, small portion of backflap missing, Stellarton AP 21 transit on back, F-VF cover / VF strike (Unitrade 25ii)
Est. $150+
960
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868 15c deep reddish purple on thin horizontal wove paper, a nice fresh example of this early printing, along with well clear, centrally struck 2-ring '54' cancel, unusually clear and no doubt very scarce especially on this high denomination, VF / VF strike (Unitrade 29e)
Est. $250+
961
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870 (April 7) Cover mailed to Montreal, paying the 3 cent domestic letter rate with horizontal strip of three of the 1c yellow orange shade on medium horizontal wove paper, cancelled and tied by legible to quite clear 2-ring '55' cancels, neat Berlin split ring dispatch at left; next-day receiver backstamp, attractive, VF / Fine to Very Fine strikes (Unitrade 23)
Est. $350+
962
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 16) Yellow cover in immaculate condition, franked with 3c red on medium wove paper tied by central, bold 2-ring '55' cancel (RF 7 - rare on cover), Berlin split ring dispatch at left - being the Earliest Recorded Date for this numeral cancel, next-day St. Jacobs split ring receiver in red struck on back. A very appealing ERD cover, XF / VF+ (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 802)
Est. $500+
963
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group comprising five different two-ring town cancels (total of 19 stamps), includes '55' on 1c yellow orange, 2c on Bothwell paper, 3c, 6c on Bothwell paper, 15c pale red lilac shade; '56' on 1c deep orange and yellow orange shade, 5c; '57' on 6c brown and unusual cork / wood hammer (wider / larger font) on 1c yellow orange and 5c; '58' on 3c, 5c (ex. Jim Hennok), 6c; and '59' on 1c yellow orange, 2c, three examples 6c Plate 1 or 2. Some flaws observed, but mainly Fine or better / Fine to XF strikes (Unitrade 23/29b)
Est. $750+
964
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1869 (July 14) Clean envelope with intact red wax seal on reverse, slightly reduced at left, bearing a superb large margined 3c red on medium horizontal wove paper, very well centered and tied by equally superb 2-ring '58' cancel, clear St. Thomas West dispatch CDS below and partial Morrisburg JY 16 receiver in blue on back. A great cover in all respects - no Large Queen two-ring cancelled cover was present in the Jim Hennok collection, XF / XF strike (Unitrade 25)
Est. $300+
965
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1873-1875 15c bright red lilac on stout smooth surfaced horizontal wove paper, perf 12, lovely example with quite clear, centrally struck 2-ring '58' cancel, rare on this high denomination, F-VF / VF strike (Unitrade 29b) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 822)
Est. $300+
966
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1868-1870 3c red on medium horizontal mesh wove paper, beautiful sound pair, perfs strengthened by a hinge, ideal and superbly struck 2-ring '60' cancel and of wonderful appeal, F-VF / XF (Unitrade 25)
Est. $250+
967
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Earliest Recorded Date: 1869 (April 5) Orange envelope in clean, fresh condition, bearing 3c red on medium wove paper tied by central well-struck 2-ring '60' cancel - being the Earliest Recorded Date for this elusive numeral cancellation, along with an equally clear Newmarket dispatch CDS at lower left, addressed to Barrie with same-day arrival backstamp. A great ERD cover, VF+ / VF+ (Unitrade 25) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 839)
Est. $500+
968
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1c/15c group, includes 1c brown red on Bothwell paper, two shades of 2c, 3c, 6c brown (Plate 1) on soft white "blotting" paper, 12½c horizontal pair and a clipped 15c red lilac, some faults, Fine+ / VF+ to XF strikes (Unitrade 22ii/29e)
Est. $400+
969
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN Sixteen covers includes 2-ring '2' on 1c orange on yellow advertising cover, on 3c cover AP 20 69, early date (ex. Hennok), '3' on 2c + 6c NO 9 69 registered cover, '4' on 2c + SQ 1c (ex. Hennok), '5' on 3c DE 10 69, '6' on 3c on "On Militia Service" imprint stationery envelope, '7' on clean 3c cover AU 31 69, '11' 2c + SQ 3c on registered cover JA 31 1872 (ex. Hennok), on 3c cover AP 21 69, '12' on pair of 3c JA 5 70 to England, on 3c JY 1 70 advert cover, '13' in black on 3c AU 20 69, '29' on 3c strip of four on 4-fold domestic cover dated AU 3 69 cover (very early date as ERD cover known is July 29, 1869), '37' (partial to legible) on 2c + SQ 3c registered cover JA 8 71 (ex. Hennok), '41' on 6c yellow brown on orange cover dated, OC 11 71, '58' on 3c DE 28 69 cover, minor flaws in places; a useful lot for the specialist.
Est. $1,500+
970
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 21, iii, iv,Quite well centered mint block of twelve with very clear horizontal mesh, wing margin at left denoting block originates from the first four columns of the sheet, constant spur in scroll left of "H" shows on stamps from second column and Chignon variety on stamps from third column, brilliant fresh with full original gum, relatively lightly hinged to faint trace of hinging; a beautiful block, VF LH
Cat. $3,900
971
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 21vi, iv,Left margin mint block of eight, amazing pastel-like shade, perforations severed between second and third stamps in first row, printing ink offset on two stamps, possessing full, dull streaky original gum, characteristic of a Montreal printing and NEVER HINGED. A lovely block in a very distinctive shade that really stands out, F-VF NH

Constant variety "spur" in left scroll left of "H" at Positions 22 and 32 and Guide Dot in "D" of "CANADA" shown at Position 31 (as reported by Horace Harrison) on lower left stamp.
Cat. $2,565
972
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 21a,Nicely centered example on medium vertical mesh wove paper, socked-on-nose "... OFFICE JUL 7 1874" oval datestamp in BRIGHT BLUE, unusual, VF
Cat. $125+
973
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 22,A well centered mint block with radiant, bright colour, retaining dull streaky original gum characteristic of the issue. A scarce and most attractive mint multiple, F-VF H
Cat. $5,600
974
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 22 variety,Well centered example with centrally struck 4-ring "13" (Galt) on distinctive Duckworth Paper 9 with clear horizontal mesh, light crease at top otherwise overall nice shape for this notoriously fragile and very scarce paper type, VF
Est. $150+
975
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 24,An engraved Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black, stamp size on india paper, displaying a very sharp impression, trivial natural india thinning mentioned for the record, a beautiful and very rare die proof with VF appearance, ideal for exhibition. 2014 Greene Foundation cert. (Minuse & Pratt 24TC2)
Est. $1,500+
976
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 24b,A fresh mint single of the distinctive first printing, brilliant fresh with large part original gum, Fine+; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,200
977
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 25,Trial colour plate proof pair, engraved, in dark violet red on thick card (0.014" thick), negligible marginal scissor cut between, large margins, brilliant fresh and choice; a rare proof pair with wonderful eye-appeal, XF (Minuse & Pratt 25TCa)
Est. $1,500+
978
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1870 (May) Cover from Bridgetown, Nova Scotia to Darnley, Prince Edward Island, bearing single 2c green and 3c red tied by oval grids, partially legible Bridgetown dispatch on back, portion of backflap missing, small repair at top left of envelope; Prince Edward Island MY 16 70 CDS receiver postmark on front. Either pays 3c interprovincial letter rate plus 2c registration fee (without markings), or had been franked to emulate the previous colonial 5 cent letter rate. Most unusual, a very scarce Large Queen cover to Prince Edward Island, F-VF (Unitrade 24, 25)
Est. $500+
979
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 26,Trial colour plate proof block with sheet margin at top printed in pale blue on soft white card (.013" thick), very scarce in a block, VF and choice
Est. $2,500+
CANADA
980
CANADA 26iv,An extraordinary mint block of six with fabulous colour and clear impression on pristine fresh paper, well centered, couple short perfs right, displaying characteristic dull, streaky (matte) white original gum, top and bottom pairs hinged leaving the centre pair NEVER HINGED. A wonderful Large Queen showpiece, VF (Unitrade cat. $40,000 as singles)

Expertization: 2007 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Charles Lathrop Pack, Part One, Harmer, Rooke & Co., December 1944; Lot 177
Michael Roberts, Eastern Auctions, December 2006; Lot 272

Literature: Illustrated in Winthrop Boggs handbook "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada" on page 246.

VERY FEW MULTIPLES LARGER THAN A BLOCK OF FOUR EXIST. LIKELY THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL FIVE-CENT MULTIPLES IN TERMS OF QUALITY AND CENTERING.
Est. $15,000+
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN
981
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 27v,A magnificent mint block of ten in a remarkable state of preservation, displaying exceptionally fresh colour as it was printed more than 150 years ago, on bright fresh white wove paper in flawless condition, quite well centered as a block and especially so on stamps from the top row - a notoriously difficult stamp that nearly always comes off-center to some degree, very light hinge mark on left pair and top centre stamp, amazingly full pristine, dull white streaky original gum, LEAVING SEVEN STAMPS NEVER HINGED.

A wonderful and important mint multiple of the Large Queen series, of the utmost rarity and beauty, having as well graced some of the most preeminent Canada collections of the past, Fine to Very Fine, Very Lightly Hinged to Never Hinged. (Unitrade cat. $61,000 as stamps alone)

Provenance: Fred Jarrett, Sissons Sale 172, February 1960; Lot 286
General Robert Gill, Robson Lowe Ltd. London, October 1965; Lot 158
Emily Lindsey, Maresch, Sale 210, January 1988; Lot 382

A VERY RARE MINT BLOCK OF TEN, AMONG THE FINEST AND RAREST MINT BLOCKS OF THE LARGE QUEEN SERIES KNOWN TO EXIST. THIS BLOCK HAS BEEN OUT OF SIGHT FROM THE PUBLIC FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

Est. $40,000+
982
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 27v, vi + variety,A scarce unused example showing the Re-entry (Position 94) with doubling of upper scrolls and distinctive doubling of horizontal frame above "TA" of "POSTAGE", an elusive plate variety in sound unused condition, Fine; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.

The Unitrade specialized catalogue currently list Major Re-entries (Pos. 93 and 95) as #27iii at $6,500 for fine unused. The Position 94 plate variety offered here certainly deserves to be listed on an equal basis.
Est. $1,500+
983
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 27a,Very attractive pair, a few shortish perfs, each stamp with centrally struck and mostly distinct Fancy Leaf cancellation (either Lacelle 1180 or 1183), scarce, Fine+
Est. $200+
984
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 1871 (October 4) Small cover from Canning, Nova Scotia to Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, slightly reduced at left, bearing single 12½c blue slightly overlapped by a ½c black, both with a few dulled perfs at top due to placement, cancelled by oval mute grids, Canning double arc dispatch a left, paying the then current 12½ cent letter rate to Newfoundland, overpaid a half cent unknowingly by sender / postmaster; Port Willams Station OC 4 transit, oval "H" (Halifax) OC 5 and St. John's OC 10 transit backstamps, Harbor Grace OC 10 1871 receiver on observe. A wonderful cover with great eye-appeal, F-VF (Unitrade 21, 28)

Census: Only three covers (12½c + ½c) have been reported in Wayne Smith's Large Queen cover census.

From May 1862 until end of March 1868, the rate from the Interior of Nova Scotia to Newfoundland was 13½ cents, the usual franking Nova Scotia 12½c + 1c black stamps. It is thought that some postmasters in smaller offices were unaware or ignored the new post-Confederation rate of 12½c and continued in to frank letters to Newfoundland with a 12½c and the new half cent black Large Queen.

Provenance: George Arfken, Firby Auctions, May 1997; Lot 1174
Charles deVolpi, Sissons Sale 242, January 1966; Lot 169 - with his "CdeV" visible under UV. An impressive realization of then $270 hammer against a pre-sale est. $125-150.
Est. $2,000+
985
CANADA - 4 LARGE QUEEN 30e,A well centered mint single in the distinctive "Studd's Blue" shade, a stand-out among the myriad shades and printings of the 15 cent; negligible tiny area of missing gum near hinging (cert. says central gum thin), an appealing, rare VF OG example; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $5,000
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN
986
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN 36i,An attractive, well centered mint horizontal strip of four, ideally showing TWO CENT counter without shading, from the plate of 200 subjects, VF NH (Unitrade cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,200
987
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN 38a,An impressive, very well centered mint horizontal strip of four with fabulous colour and bright impression on fresh white paper, clean hinge remnants to otherwise remarkably large portion of the characteristic dull streaky original gum associated with this sought-after perforation gauge and early printing of the 5 cent. A lovely multiple with superb centering and colour, XF OG
Cat. $6,000
988
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN 1878 (February 4) Bright white envelope of great eye-appeal mailed from Napanee, Ontario to Mons, Belgium, bearing single Montreal printing 10c magenta perf 11½ and 2c green perf 12, mute "O" cork cancels (Lacelle 671), neat Napanee split ring datestamp, London Paid 18 FE 78 transit in red along with manuscript "3" for British claim fee for delivery to Belgium; portion of backflap missing and small tear to envelope, four different backstamps including Mons receiver. A very rare and desirable franking on a beautiful cover, paying the 10 cent pre-UPU letter rate to Belgium plus the 2 cent Cunard Line Surtax, VF (Unitrade 40d, 36)

Provenance: "Lindemann" (Private treaty, circa. 1997)
Don Bowen, Maresch, Sale 290, November 1994; Lot 383
Harry Lussey, Maresch Sale 160, October 1983; Lot 341
Charles deVolpi, Sissons Sale 242, January 1966; Lot 33 - cover with his circular "CdeV" marking (visible under UV).
Est. $2,500+
989
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN 1878 (March 9) Clean cover to London, England bearing a large margined 10c deep lilac rose, Montreal printing, perf 12, trivial perf flaw, light smudge cancel, partially legible (appears to be Strathroy, Ont.) MR 9 78 split ring dispatch at left, neat same-day Hamilton transit and London S.W. MR 23 receiver backstamps. Paying a double Preferred Letter Non-UPU rate to the U.K. which was in effect from October 1, 1875 to July 31, 1878; Canada joined the UPU on August 1st, F-VF (Unitrade 40b)
Est. $500+
990
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN 1887 (February 15) An immaculate, fresh cover with embossed Bank of Montreal Head Office crest on backflap, addressed to Scotland bearing a beautiful single-franking 10c magenta, Montreal printing perf 12, with radiant colour and tied by Montreal FE 15 duplex, Edinburgh FE 25 87 CDS receiver on back. A visually striking double UPU letter rate cover to the United Kingdom, VF (Unitrade 40a)
Est. $500+
991
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN 1891 (March 28) Small full-size cover bearing 10c dull rose carmine, Ottawa printing, perf 12 cancelled by unusual segmented cork, clear Guelph MR 28 91 CDS at left; partially clear New York MR 31 91 transit, Hamilton AP 5 91 receiver backstamp. A clean cover paying an unusual double letter rate to Bermuda, VF (Unitrade 45a)
Est. $600+
992
CANADA - 5 SMALL QUEEN The Moncton Electric Street Railway advertising envelope in pristine condition, mailed locally bearing a lovely fresh 6c red brown, Ottawa printing perf 12, neatly tied by Moncton JU 12 96 CDS postmark, oval "R" registration handstamp at left. A very scarce 6 cent single-franking cover paying the combined one cent local drop letter rate plus 5 cent registration fee. A fabulous cover, XF (Unitrade 43)
Est. $500+
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES
993
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES 50-65,An outstanding COMPLETE SET of sixteen Large Die Proofs, all printed in the issued colours and die sunk directly on uniform full-size cards measuring 226 x 150mm. Each proof is in immaculate condition showing true rich colours and very sharp impressions, XF; a cornerstone set for a gold-medal collection of Canada's first ever commemoratives.

WITHOUT QUESTION THIS SET RANKS AMONG THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL
CANADIAN DIE PROOFS.
Est. $25,000+
994
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES 50-65,Superb set of fourteen Large Die Proofs IN ISSUED COLOURS PRINTED ON INDIA PAPER and die sunk on uniform full-size cards measuring 226 x 150mm, scarcer than proofs printed directly on card; the one cent and two cent which do not exist in this format (see below). All in an excellent state of preservation, showing razor-sharp impressions and exceptional colours; the three cent proof has penciled "2" at top right and annotation "Color Selected" at lower left. A fabulous set in all respects, XF; the 20c and $1 proofs with 2021 Greene Foundation cert.

It is almost certain that the india proofs were printed first, prior to the those printed directly on cards. There are two distinctive features of proofs printed on india paper:

First, the One cent is printed in green and the Two cent in orange. These two reversed colour, trial colour die proofs are rarities. Whenever surfacing at auction or on the marketplace, they are invariably offered individually.

Second, being printed on india paper and then sunk on card, they display a more opaque tone when held against a light source, as well as a higher luminescence under ultra-violet light. The latter trait is readily apparent as the india paper exhibits considerable fluorescence. Those printed directly on card show none of these features.
Est. $20,000+
995
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES 50-65,An extraordinary set of sixteen corner margin plate proof blocks on card mounted india paper, all in their true rich colours, as issued; one cent with marginal card tear at foot and 20c with slight oxidized colour at top, both inconsequential in our opinion, a very rare set of positional corner blocks of Canada's first commemorative series, VF (Unitrade cat. $28,000+)

Expertization: the $3, $4 and $5 with 2019 Greene Foundation certificates
Est. $7,500+
996
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES 50-65,An impressive set of sixteen plate proofs, ALL ON INDIA PAPER, the vast majority of known proofs are on card, light thinning on ten cent proof, all with noticeably brighter colours than the ones on card and mostly large margins all around. A rare set, VF (Unitrade cat. for proofs on card)

Expertization: 2020 Greene Foundation certificate

All plate proofs offered at the 1990 American Bank Note Company sale were on card mounted india paper. Any proof on india paper can be described as pre-1990 ABNC sale and is rare.
Cat. $7,000
997
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES 50-65,The complete set of sixteen plate proofs on card mounted india paper, each sheet marginal with true colour, a beautiful set, VF-XF
Cat. $7,000
CANADA
998
CANADA 50/60,Nine different (no 6c & 10c to complete the short set) in upper corner plate proof blocks of six (3x2) issued colours on card mounted india paper, VF (Unitrade cat. $9,600)
Est. $2,000+
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES
999
CANADA - 6 1897-1902 VICTORIAN ISSUES 59s-65s,A remarkable set of seven mint singles with SPECIMEN overprint; the 20c & 50c w