Lot 45Paid at Amherst. N.S., perfect strike of red crowned circle handstamp and manuscript "3" pence prepaid rating on 1852 folded letter written at Parrsborough to Hon. Joseph How as member of Parliament at Halifax, endorsed "Paid" at top right, reverse with Amherst (5.4) origin cds and Halifax (5.5) arrival oval; vertical file folds, Extremely Fine and choice.
SG No. CC1; £1,000 ($1,420) Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A REMARKABLE STRIKE OF THE AMHERST N.S. CROWNED CIRCLE HANDSTAMP.
Lot 46Paid at Amherst. N.S., red crown circle handstamp on cover with red manuscript "Registered" at left and "3 6/9" rating to Truro, reverse with Amherst (10.28.1854) origin and Truro (10.30) arrival datestamps; some cover wrinkling and light toning, Fine, ex-Saint.
SG No. CC1 £1,000 ($1,420).
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED REGISTERED NOVA SCOTIA CROWNED CIRCLE COVERS.
The rating of 9 pence was 3 pence for single letter rate plus 6 pence for registration.
Lot 47Paid At St. Margarets Bay N.S., bold strike of black crowned circle handstamp over striking red manuscript "3" rating on folded cover to Member of Parliament John J. Marshall at Halifax, reverse with St. Margarets Bay (4.19.1858) transit and Halifax (4.20) arrival oval, Very Fine, ex-Glassco, Clark.
SG No. CC2; £10,000 ($14,240) Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED ST. MARGARET'S BAY CROWNED CIRCLE HANDSTAMPS.
Illustrated: Jephcott, Greene, Young..