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Postal Relations with St. Pierre et Miquelon

Lots 233-242 Lots 243-252 Lots 253-262

Lot 233    

1845 (Apr. 20) St. Pierre to Genlis, France, datelined folded letter carried by Cunard Line Hibernia from Halifax to Liverpool, red London (6.1) transit backstamp and matching "Colonies/&c.Art.12" framed accountancy handstamp, red Boulogne (6.4) entry cds and manuscript "18" décimes due rating, Genlis (6.5) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 234    

1847 (May 4) St. Pierre to St. Jeandes Champs, France, datelined folded letter with boxed "Ship-Letter, Halifax. N.S." handstamp on reverse, carried by Cunard Line Caledonia to Liverpool, red "Colonies/&c.Art.13." framed handstamp applied at London, red Boulogne (6.2) entry cds with manuscript "16" décimes due rating for 12 décimes transatlantic packet (10d going to G.B.), and 4 décimes French inland postage, St. Jeandes Champs (6.4) arrival backstamp; some light staining and reverse aged with some paper loss, Fine and rare use.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $800

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Lot 235    

1848 (Jun. 21) St. Pierre to Fécamp, France, datelined folded letter with boxed "Ship-Letter, Halifax N.S., 28 JU 1848" backstamp, carried by Cunard Line America to Liverpool arriving Jul. 9th, red London (7.10) transit backstamp and matching "Colonies/&c.Art.13." framed accountancy handstamp, red Jul. 11th entry cds with manuscript "14" décimes due rating for 12 décimes transatlantic packet (10d going to G.B.) plus 4 décimes French inland postage, Fécamp (7.12) arrival backstamp; some light staining and reverse aged with some paper loss, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

This was carried by Cunard Line "America" on the last voyage prior to the introduction of retaliatory rates.

Realized: $800

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Lot 236    

1848 (Nov. 19) St. Pierre to Boston Mass. via Sydney and Halifax, datelined folded letter entered mails with "SYDNEY. C.B. / SHIP LETTER" two-line handstamp and "Sydney C.B., DE 13 1848" backstamp with manuscript "4½" d.cy. rating for a ship letter plus "11½" d.cy. to Boston totalled to "1/4" 1s4d, manuscript note on reverse: "The Courier sailed on the 23d of November at 10 o'clock A.M." from St. Pierre to Halifax, manuscript "Recd at Halifax, 3d January 1849 and forwarded by A.B. Richards", Halifax (12.18) transit backstamp, carried by Cunard Line America to Boston; some edge wear and couple small tears, Very Fine.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

A RARE ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON USE WITH THE "SYDNEY C.B. / SHIP LETTER" TWO-LINE HANDSTAMP TO THE UNITED STATES.

This was carried by Cunard Line "America" on the first sailing to Boston under the restored rates.

Realized: $3,750

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Lot 237    

1851 (Apr.) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Granville, France, cover without enclosure carried by Cunard Line America from Halifax to Liverpool arriving May 13th, red London (5.14.1850) transit backstamp and matching "Colonies/&c.Art.13." framed accountancy handstamp, Calais (5.15) entry cds and "15" décimes due handstamp, Granville (5.16) arrival backstamp; some staining, Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

The new French 15 décimes rate was inclusive of inland postage and effective from August 1st 1849.

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Lot 238    

1850 (May 13) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Gloucester Mass., datelined folded letter endorsed "per E.A. Parkhurst via Halifax", flap with manuscript "forwarded by yr. ob. sr., Halifax 27 May 1850, Danl. Starr" forwarder's endorsement, red "Halifax, Paid, May 27, 1850" tombstone postmark and red manuscript "4" d. stg. packet rating, carried by Cunard Line Asia to Boston arriving May 28th, red "Boston, 29 May, 5cts" integral due cds for inland postage due; some edge wear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

The sender writes "When you receive this write to me via Halifax per steamer from either New York or Boston and direct under cover to John Bouvinot Esq. Sydney C.B. pay postage to Halifax.".

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Lot 239    

1854 (May) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Dieppe, France, folded cover with blue Dibarboure & Cie. merchant's oval, Halifax (5.23.1854) transit backstamp, carried by Cunard Line Canada from Halifax to Liverpool arriving Jun. 4th, red London (6.5) arrival backstamp and matching "Colonies/&c.Art.13." framed accountancy handstamp, red Calais entry cds and "15" décimes due handstamp, Dieppe (6.7) arrival backstamp; some light wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

An official Post Office was opened on St. Pierre et Miquelon on March 1st 1854. The rate was now 25c. for the ferry service and excluded letter "Voie d'Angleterre" and by French ship. Although this cover was charged 15 décimes, the rate was supposed to be 12 décimes from March 4th 1854.

Realized: $600

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Lot 240    

1856 (Feb. 6) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Granville, France, blue folded letter with Timbre Administratif origin handstamp, carried by Cunard Line Canada from Halifax to Liverpool arriving Mar. 10th, Calais (3.11) arrival cds with matching "12" décimes due handstamp, Granville (3.12) arrival backstamp; refolded with some light wear, Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

The 12 décimes rate was effective from March 4th 1854.

Realized: $900

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Lot 241    

1856 (May 24) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Granville, France, datelined gray folded letter with Sydney (6.5) and Halifax (6.10) transit backstamps, carried by Cunard Line Niagara to Liverpool arriving Jun. 29th, red London (6.30) transit backstamp and matching "Canada / Art 19" framed accountancy handstamp, Calais (6.30) entry cds with "17" décimes due handstamp, Granville (7.2) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

A SCARCE ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON USE WITH THE "CANADA / ART 19" ACCOUNTANCY HANDSTAMP.

The 17 décimes rate from Canada via Angleterre was effective from August 1st 1849.
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Realized: $1,500

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Lot 242    

1856 (May) Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe to St. Pierre et Miquelon, blue folded cover with embossed origin imprint, blue "Duberceau & Bouquet, New York" forwarder's oval, entered mails with red "New-York, Paid, Jun 3 1856" cds, "Boston Br. Pkt. Jun 4" exchange cds, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Jun. 4th to Halifax, reverse with "Ud. States, Halifax, JU 6 1856" and Sydney C.B. (6.8) transits, manuscript "8" pence rating for 4d stg. (5d cy.) US-Halifax packet plus 4d stg. (5d cy.) Halifax-Sydney packet, manuscript "Payé a Sydney f1.00 J.B." rating plus "25" cts. inland postage totalled to "1.25" due (1f. equals 10d), Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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