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Sale 70: The Skywalk Collection

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Postal Relations with Bermuda and the West Indies - Ship Letters

Lots 266-268

Lot 266    

1815 (Dec. 27) Spanish Town, Jamaica to St. John, New Brunswick, datelined folded letter by private ship, "Ship Letter, Halifax" crown oval handstamp and matching "Halifax, MR 1816" cds with manuscript "10" d. rating for 9d cy. from Halifax and 1d local delivery, Very Fine, ex-Steinhart.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 267    

1857 (Apr. 20) Demerara, British Guiana to Maitland, N.S., blue datelined folded letter with partial strike of red oval "Forwarded by Kinnear & Co. Y.O. St. S/T" oval handstamp on reverse, carried by private ship to Halifax, reverse with "Ship-Letter, Halifax N.S., 23MY1857" boxed backstamp and manuscript "4½" d.cy. rating for inland postage as an incoming ship letter (1853 tariff), Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Lot 268    

1859 (Nov. 18) Incoming to Westport N.S. via Yarmouth, light yellow cover addressed to Capt. Jesse Harris, Westport N.S., "Forwarded by Capt Churchill, Sch Reliance of Yarmouth, N.S.", entered mails with red "YARMOUTH N.S. / SHIP LETTER" two-line handstamp and bearing Nova Scotia 3d bright blue (2, 2a), two singles and bisect, margins to touches, each tied by oval grid cancel, reverse with red Yarmouth (11.18.1859) cds and Westport (11.21) transit cds; some edge wear and soiling, file fold crease through stamps, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Brouse, Pack, Lichtenstein, Clark; with 2011 Greene Foundation certificate.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

ONE OF ONLY TWO FRANKED PENCE-SHIP LETTER USAGES RECORDED.

Of the two recorded franked Pence Issue ship letter usages, the other was mailed in the Cents-Period from St. Pierre et Miquelon via Pictou to Lockport with a convenience overpayment of 1d for the 13½c. rate (equivalent of 5d.cy.).

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Lots 266-268

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