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Canadian Provinces

Lots 2679-2688 Lots 2689-2690

Lot 2679    

British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Barnard's Cariboo Express Paid, black on orange label on cover to Cambeltown, Scotland with British Columbia & Vancouver Island 1860, 2½d dull rose, pair, manuscript "X" cancels, endorsed "Express Charges & Postage Paid" and "8/-" adjacent, blue "Post Office, Victoria, V.I." crown oval handstamp on reverse paste-up of U.S. 3¢ pink entire bearing 1861, 1¢ blue and 10¢ green pair, all tied by NYFM circular grid cancels, red "New York Am. Pkt. '3' Apr 8" exchange cds, red London (4.19) transit, entire with Greenock (4.20) transit and Cambelton (4.20) arrival cds; some stamp and covers faults, Fine.
Scott No. 3 (pair) + U.S. 63, 68 (pr), U58    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A RARE TRANSATLANTIC USE FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA VIA THE UNITED STATES.

Realized: $2,700

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Lot 2680 ()   

New Brunswick, 1860, 5¢ Brown, Unissued, without gum, strong color and impression, with perforations clear of inner frameline, scissor separation at right into perforations, otherwise Fine, still a handsome example of this rare unissued New Brunswick issue. SG No. 13.
Scott No. 5    $12,500.

The Scott catalog footnotes this issue as most examples have creases or other flaws.

Realized: $4,250

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Lot 2681    

New Brunswick, 1851-60, New Brunswick Covers, three covers comprising 1851, 3d red, four margins on 1855 folded cover to Fredericton, 1851, 3d red, margins to just clear, strong color, on 1855 blue folded cover to St. Johns Newfoundland, and 1860, 12½¢ blue on folded cover (top flap only) to Liverpool, England, F.-V.F. group. SG No. 1 (2), 18.
Scott No. 1 (2), 10    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $400

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Lot 2682    

Newfoundland, 1857, 3d Green, mostly large margins except close at bottom left, tied by circular cancel on cover to Harbour Grace, red "St Johns, Newfoundland, Paid, DE 1 1868" rimless datestamp, docketed "Decr. 9th 1868" at left; couple small edge faults and some tone spots; flap torn, F.-V.F. SG No. 3.
Scott No. 3    $4,000.

A RARE THREE MARGIN USE OF THE 3D GREEN 1857 ISSUE.

Realized: $1,000

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Lot 2683    

Newfoundland, 1857, 5d Brown Violet, three full to large margins, deep rich color, tied by bold circular cancel on fresh blue folded cover to Sydney, Cape Breton, red "St Johns, Newfoundland, Paid, JY 11, 1865" rimless datestamp, endorsed "pr Mail Str. (via Halifax)" at top left, blue crayon "3", July 14th transit backstamp, Very Fine. SG No. 5.
Scott No. 5    $8,000.

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THE 5D BROWN VIOLET 1857 ISSUE.

Realized: $9,500

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Lot 2684    

Newfoundland, 1857, 8d Scarlet Vermilion, Bisected, tied by oval grid cancel on 1860 folded cover from the Tucker correspondence to Baltimore Md., red "St Johns, Newfoundland, Paid, SP 26, 1860" rimless datestamp, black "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' Oct 5" debit exchange cds; some docketing at bottom right, Very Fine and rare, ex-Cartier. SG No. 8a.
Scott No. 8a    $6,000.

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 8D SCARLET VERMILION BISECT USED AS 4D ON CROSS BORDER COVER TO BALTIMORE.

Similar examples of the 8d bisect from the Tucker correspondence to Baltimore Md. were offered in the Dale-Lichtenstein sales.

Realized: $1,600

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Lot 2685    

Newfoundland, 1857, 8d Scarlet Vermilion, Bisected, tied by bold grid cancel on wrapper to Philadelphia Pa., red "St Johns, Newfoundland, Paid, MY 20, 1861" rimless datestamp, partial "Carbonear, MY 20 1861" split-ring datestamp at bottom left; cover tears and faults, Fine and rare cross border bisect use. SG No. 8a.
Scott No. 8a    $6,000.

Realized: $6,750

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Lot 2686    

Nova Scotia, 1851, 3d Bright Blue, two covers, first bearing right sheet margin single with large margins all around, small edge tear, used on 1857 cover from Annapolis to Bridgetown, reduced at left; second with clear to mostly large margins, tied by oval grid on 1859 cover to Halifax, cover flaws, F.-V.F. pair. SG No. 3.
Scott No. 2    $650.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 2687    

Nova Scotia, 1851, 6d Yellow Green, four margins, tied by oval grid on 1852 folded letter from Halifax to New York City, endorsed "p Mail", red "Paid" straightline handstamp, Halifax (2.23) and St. Johns N.B. backstamps, Very Fine and choice cross border use. SG No. 5.
Scott No. 4    $1,600.

Realized: $1,700

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Lot 2688    

Nova Scotia, 1857, 6d Dark Green, four large margins, deep rich color on bright paper, tied by light grid cancel on orange buff cover to Halifax N.S., reverse with Halifax (7.11.1859) arrival datestamp; small part of flap missing, Very Fine and choice. SG No. 6.
Scott No. 5    $5,000.

A GEM USAGE OF THE 6D DARK GREEN 1857 ISSUE.

Realized: $2,600

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