Lot 2441British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Dietz & Nelsons British Columbia & Victoria Express, ribbon frank on 1863 cover to Victoria, with blue "Paid" in oval handstamp and bold "New Westminster, British Columbia, Post Office" oval handstamp frank (DIE-601); trivial opening tear at top, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE USAGE OF THE DIETZ & NELSONS BRITISH COLUMBIA & VICTORIA EXPRESS RIBBON FRANK FRANK ON COVER.
Lot 2442British Columbia & Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver Island, Post Office, Paid, blue oval handstamp on cover addressed to Oldham, England, entered the U.S. mails and franked with U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose, vertical pair + 1862, 24¢ lilac (65+78), canceled by cog wheel handstamps with matching "San Francisco, Cal, May 18, 1863" cds below, red New York exchange and Liverpool entry cds's, receiving backstamp; cover edge wear and slight soiling, Fine; with 2013 V.G. Greene certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2443 PNew Brunswick, 1860, 12½¢ blue, plate proof on India, bottom margin block of 4, large margins, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine, ex-ABNCo. archives. Scott No. 10P. Unitrade C$280 for singles ($210).
Unitrade No. 10P.
Lot 2444Newfoundland, 1865, 5¢ brown on yellowish, tied by manuscript "X" cancel and additional circular cork cancel on 1868 mourning cover to St. Johns N.B., "Trinity, FE 1, 1868" double-arc origin cds, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 25 $750.
Lot 2445 PNewfoundland, 1865, 24¢ blue, plate proof on India, on card, corner margin block of 9 with imprints at bottom right and top left, bright and fresh, full margins, Very Fine.
Scott No. 31Pi $810.
Lot 2446Newfoundland, 1887, 10¢ black, o.g., small hinge remnant, well centered amid huge margins all round, rich color, a Very Fine jumbo.
Scott No. 59 $130.
Lot 2447 PNewfoundland, 1897 Discovery of Newfoundland complete, plate proofs on India, on card, rich color, full margins with most having wide bottom selvage, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 61P-74P $775.
Lot 2448 ()Newfoundland, Airmail, 1921, 35¢ "Halifax", narrow "AIR MAIL", without period after "1921", inverted overprint, shift in overprint to top slightly splitting, bottom stamp in vertical pair with top stamp period after "1921", inverted overprint variety (positions 15/20), without gum, rich color and some hint of toning, otherwise Very Fine, bottom stamp with only eight examples of this variety produced; with 1994 V.G. Greene certificate. Unitrade No. C3g-C3c C$25,000 ($18,750).
Scott No. C3g-C3c $19,000 for singles.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE INVERTED 1921 35¢ HALIFAX OVERPRINT ISSUE SHOWING TWO DIFFERENT OVERPRINT VARIETIES.
Lot 2449Nova Scotia, 1933, Nauer-Flight to Australia and back to Switzerland, cover bearing Switzerland #C3, C4 tied by "Wangen, 9 III. 33" cds carried by the pilot Dr. Carl Nauer on his Puss-Moth flight to Australia where mailed at Brisbade with Australia 6d tied by "Registered, Brisbane, Queensland, 23 May 1933" cds and sent by surface mail, reverse with Sydney (5.25) and Zurich (6.29) arrival cds, Very Fine, SLHB 33.2, Eustis 306. Only 100 Carried.; with 2016 Eichele certificate.
Scott No. C3, C4 Estimate $500 - 750.