Lot 361842 (Apr. 30) Annapolis Royal N.S. to London, England via Bridgetown, folded letter entered mails with neat strike of "Bridgetown N.S." double-circle crown postmark and endorsed "On Her Majesty's Service" at top, carried by Cunard Line Britannia via Halifax May 3rd, reverse with red London (5.16.1842) arrival cds and manuscript "1/2" one shilling two pence due rating for one shilling packet fee plus 2d inland, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,500.
MacDonald recorded the Bridgetown double-circle crown postmark used only on June 24th 1842.
Lot 371842 (Sep. 5) New Glasgow N.S. to Halifax N.S., datelined folded letter with "New Glasgow N.S." double-circle postmark to Halifax N.S., reverse with "Halifax, Nova-Scotia, SP 9 1842" rimless cds; some erosion due to docketing erasure, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 350.
This strike of the double-circle postmark without crown was recorded by MacDonald used only eight months from Mar. 1st to Oct. 12th 1842.
Lot 381842 (Oct. 20) Guysborough N.S. to Halifax N.S., datelined folded letter with bold strike of "Guysborough N.S." double-circle crown postmark and manuscript "Free" rating to the Provincial Treasurer, Very Fine.
Estimate $750 - 1,500.
MacDonald recorded the Guysborough double-circle crown postmark used from Sep. 9th 1842 with the Oct. 20th letter offered here now the latest recorded example.