Lot 1087Nova Scotia, Canada, 1868, 1¢ Brown Red, well centered, tied by "Halifax N.S., JA 16 '69" duplex on cover to Beaver Harbor, endorsed "On Registration Service" at top, reverse with "Tangier, N.S. JA 18 69" transit cds, clean and Very Fine, ex-Menich. SG No. 55.
Scott No. 22 Estimate $500 - 750.
A CHOICE USE SHOWING THE 1¢ INTRA-COUNTY DROP LETTER RATE.
A document comparing the Pre-Confederation Postal Rate mentioned the practice in the Province of Nova Scotia of extending the drop letter rate to Post Offices in the same count. This practice was evidently continued after the 1st April 1868.
Lot 1088Nova Scotia, Canada, 1868, 2¢ Green, used with Small Queen 3¢ deep rose red (37a), both tied by ring cancel on cover from Truro N.S. to Stellarton, "Truro N.S. Oct 10 1871" origin cds and red "Registered / Letter No. ___" two-line handstamp, reverse with Stellarton (10.10) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $300 - 400.
The mixed Large Queen-Small Queen franking of 5¢ prepays the 3¢ letter rate plus 2¢ registry fee.