Lot 1122Nova Scotia, 1808 (May 27) Halifax N.S. to New York N.Y., datelined folded letter endorsed "via Boston", carried by private ship, entered mails with indistinct Boston cds and matching "SHIP" handstamp with manuscript "19" cent rating for 150-300 miles plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine cross-border use, ex-Dr. Robertson.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1123Nova Scotia, 1856 (Apr. 20) Boston Mass. to Bridgetown N.S., blue folded letter carried by private ship to St. John, entered mails with "St. John N.B. / Ship Letter" two-line handstamp with matching "6" pence handstamp, reverse with St. John (5.3), Annapolis (5.5) and Bridgewater (5.6) arrival, Very Fine, ex-Halifax.
Estimate $500 - 750.
The 6d rate for a letter from New Brunswick from or to the United States was valid from July 6th 1851. No ship letter fee was charged.
Lot 1124Nova Scotia, 1877 (Dec. 13) Palmerston, New Zealand to New Glasgow, N.S., cover bearing New Zealand, 2d rose (52), 6d blue (55), tied by oval "04" grid cancels, reverse with Palmerston (12.13.77) origin and Dunedin (12.13) transit, carried by Pacific Mail Steamship Co. City of Sydney to San Francisco arriving Jan. 10th, closed bag to Canada, blue Windsor Ont. (1.18) backstamp and matching "5" due rating handstamp for 5¢ inland postage, Montreal (1.20) arrival backstamp; small flaws, reduced slightly at right, Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.