Lot 1064Nova Scotia, 1851, 3d Dark Blue, block of four, strong color with full to mostly large margins, o.g., some small h.r.'s, small scissor cut between two, small flaws including some thin specks and creasing mostly between stamps, light stain in left stamp, Very Fine appearance, ex-Kanai. SG No. 2.
Scott No. 3 $9,000 as singles.
A RARE ORIGINAL GUM BLOCK OF THE 1851 3D DARK BLUE.
Lot 1065 PNova Scotia, 1851, 6d Black, Plate Proof on Card, bottom left corner margin block of 25; hint of toning mostly in margin, some light creasing mostly in margin, some trivial hinge thinning, Very Fine, ex-Hicks, Mayer. SG No. 5.
Scott No. 4TC4 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A REMARKABLE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER PLATE PROOF BLOCK OF 25.
Lot 1066 ()Nova Scotia, 1851, 1d to 1s Reprints on Thin Hard White Paper, matching bottom left corner margin blocks of four, exceedingly fresh, without gum as issued, Extremely Fine, a beautiful set of reprint blocks.
Scott No. 1R/7R Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Reprints were made in 1890 on the authority of Mr. Haggart, Postmaster General of Canada and the plate subsequently destroyed. Probably five sheets were pulled (Lichtenstein in 1938 mentioned six sheets of the 1d, the sheet consisted of 120 stamps only compared to 160 in the other values). Most of these reprints were passed to Hon. W.S. Fielding when Minister of Finance (Premier of Nova Scotia 1884 to 1896). Senator Calder and Lichtenstein purchased the reprints from his estate in 1929. One set in sheets was given to the Royal Philatelic Society, London on April 7th 1938 when Lichtenstein gave a display on Nova Scotia. After keeping examples for their collections the balance was sold to R. Roberts of London who split them.
Lot 1067Nova Scotia, 1857, 1s Reddish Purple, four even margins, tied by strong oval grid cancel and also by red London "Paid" cds on small piece, Very Fine. SG No. 8.
Scott No. 6 $5,250.
A CHOICE FOUR MARGIN USED EXAMPLE ALSO CANCELLED BY THE RED LONDON "PAID" TRANSIT CDS.
Lot 1068 PNova Scotia, 1851, 1s Black, Plate Proof on Card, Overprinted "Specimen", vertical pair with partial overprint, margins all around; some trivial light toning, still Very Fine, ex-Argenti, Koh. SG No. 7 var.
Scott No. 7TC4S Estimate $600 - 800.
THE ONLY RECORDED 1851 1S BLACK PLATE PROOF ON CARD "SPECIMEN" PAIR, ONLY TWO OTHER SINGLES SHOWING THE OVERPRINT ARE RECORDED.
Lot 1069 oNova Scotia, 1851, 1s Cold Violet, vertical pair, extra large margins except close at top, deep color, cancelled by two light strikes of oval grid cancel, Very Fine, ex-Lichtenstein, Halifax, Mayer and Wilkinson; with 1972 R.P.S. certificate. SG No. 7.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
THE FINER OF TWO OFF-COVER 1851 1S COLD VIOLET PAIRS KNOWN.
Lot 1070Nova Scotia, 1853, 1d Red Brown, two singles, margins to touched, used with 1860, 5c blue (10), scissor trimmed as perforations were an unknown novelty, all tied by open oval grid cancels on blue folded cover from Halifax to New York N.Y., Halifax (10.2.1860) backstamp, endorsed "p. R.M. Steamer" at top, black "Boston Br. Pkt. '5' Oct 5" exchange cds; file fold through left 1d, a Fine and very rare cross border use., ex-Lichtenstein, MacDonald. SG No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED PENCE AND CENTS MIXED FRANKING RECORDED FROM NOVA SCOTIA. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CENTS PERIOD USAGES.
The 1860 Decimal issue was printed by the American Bank Note Company in sheets of 100 and the 1st printing was put on sale on or about October 1st. Pence stamps were withdrawn from sale at the end of September 1860, but could still be used legally in October. Later usages were tolerated.
This cover was carried by Cunard Line "Canada" from Halifax to Boston arriving Oct. 5th where 5¢ inland postage charged to New York. The 1d stamps equaled 2c postage.
Pence and Cents mixed frankings are rare in Canadian philately with this being the only example known from Nova Scotia, while there are only three from Canada and four from Newfoundland.
Lot 1071Nova Scotia, 1853, 1d Red Brown, full to large margins except barely clear at top, tied by oval grid cancel on light buff cover to Annapolis, docketed "Homer & Davis, Boston, June 20th/59" at right; some edge wear and tears at top, otherwise Very Fine. SG No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED SINGLE 1853 1D RED BROWN FRANKINGS PREPAYING THE UNSEALED CIRCULAR RATE.
Lot 1072Nova Scotia, 1851, 3d Dark Blue, huge margins all around including full sheet selvage at right, cancelled by oval grid cancel, on light pink cover to Bridgetown, reverse with Annapolis (9.23) origin cds, 1857 docketing at left and reduced from opening, Very Fine, ex-Mackie, Foxbridge. SG No. 3.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED 1851 3D BRIGHT BLUE SHEET MARGIN EXAMPLES KNOWN ON COVER, A STUNNING STAMP PREPAYING THE 3D SINGLE LETTER RATE.
Lot 1073Nova Scotia, 1851, 6d Yellow Green, two singles of differing shades, one four margins and other large margins to touched, each tied by oval grid cancels on gray registered letter enclosing money, addressed to Liverpool, N.S., red "Yarmouth N.S., JU 15 1853" origin backstamp; right 6d light corner crease, Very Fine.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
This cover was probably mailed by the sender with a single 6d for postage, and at the Post Office a second 6d yellow green of a different shade was added for the 6d registration fee. This letter was possibly sent to Liverpool inside a registered wrapper. A further three identical frankings are known of which one is addressed to New Brunswick.