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Sale 84: Foreign Stamps and Covers

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Nova Scotia - Postal Relations with Bermuda and the West Indies

Lots 1165-1174 Lot 1175

Lot 1165    

Nova Scotia, 1827 (Aug. 14) Falmouth, Jamaica to Halifax N.S. via St. John, datelined folded letter carried privately to St. John, flap with manuscript "St. John 19 Septr. Recd. & forwarded by Your Obt. Servt., Bowman & Whayle" forwarder's endorsement, entered mails with "St. John N.B." straightline handstamp and manuscript "9" d.cy. rating plus "1" d.cy. for local delivery totalled to "10" d.cy. due; light staining on reverse only, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $180

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Lot 1166    

Nova Scotia, 1829 (Jan. 6) Bahia, Brazil to Halifax N.S. via Boston, datelined folded letter carried privately to Boston, flap with manuscript "Boston March 11th 1829. Forwarded by Your Ob. Servt., Archd. Foster" forwarder's endorsement, sent privately to Halifax where manuscript "3½" d.cy. rating for a letter arriving at port from Nova Scotia, N.B. or foreign until 1842; light fold toning, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 1167    

Nova Scotia, 1815 (Dec. 27) Spanish Town, Jamaica to St. John, New Brunswick, datelined folded letter by private ship, "Ship Letter, Halifax" crown oval handstamp and matching "Halifax, MR 1816" cds with manuscript "10" d. rating for 9d cy. from Halifax and 1d local delivery, Very Fine, ex-Steinhart.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $400

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Lot 1168    

Nova Scotia, 1857 (Apr. 20) Demerara, British Guiana to Maitland, N.S., blue datelined folded letter with partial strike of red oval "Forwarded by Kinnear & Co. Y.O. St. S/T" oval handstamp on reverse, carried by private ship to Halifax, reverse with "Ship-Letter, Halifax N.S., 23MY1857" boxed backstamp and manuscript "4½" d.cy. rating for inland postage as an incoming ship letter (1853 tariff), Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Complete Images.

Realized: $300

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Lot 1169    

Nova Scotia, 1851 (Aug. 4) Halifax, N.S. to St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, cover with red "Halifax, Paid, Aug 4, 1851, Nova Scotia" tombstone postmark and matching "1/3" rating handstamp for 1s3d cy. rate, carried by Cunard Line Ospray to Bermuda arriving Aug. 9th, reverse with St. Thomas (8.17) arrival double-arc datestamp; some edge wear and toning, Fine, ex-Wilkinson.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

A RARE USE FROM NOVA SCOTIA TO ST. THOMAS VIA BERMUDA.

Realized: $550

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Lot 1170    

Nova Scotia, 1853 (Mar. 22) Knutsford, England to H.M.S. "Megson" at Portsmouth, Forwarded to West Indies and via Halifax, cover addressed to 2nd Engineer originally sent from Mobberely, entered mails with G.B. 1841, 1d red, plate 159 tied by numeral Knutsford "425" grid, reverse with green Knutsford (3.22) origin backstamp and London (3.23) transit, upon arrival readdressed to HMS Medea in the West Indies, manuscript "1/-" rating, carried by Orinocco from Southampton to St. Thomas and then by Derwent to Barbados, reverse with Barbados (4.22) arrival cds and additional red Apr. 22nd double-arc ties stamp, then by Spray via St. Thomas, Bermuda to Halifax (7.9 backstamp) and "1/3" cy. 1s3d due handstamp, then Lady Seymour to Bermuda and Clyde from St. Thomas (9.17) to Jamaica, reverse with Port Royal (9.21) backstamp, finally endorsed "Gone To England" and returned by Dee leaving Nov. 11th via St. Thomas and then La Plata to Southampton arriving Dec. 16th; opened on three sides for display, Fine.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

A FANTASTIC FORWARDED USE FROM ENGLAND TO THE WEST INDIES, HALIFAX AND BACK TO THE WEST INDIES AND HOME.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 1171    

Nova Scotia, 1866 (Feb. 8) Kingston, Jamaica to Ragged Islands N.S., folded cover bearing Jamaica 1860, 4d brown orange (4), two singles, tied by "A01" oval grids, partial Kingston origin backstamp and red crayon "8" d. double-weight packet rating, carried by RMSPC Solent to St. Thomas (2.12 backstamp), then by Cunard Line Alpha to Halifax (2.21 backstamp) and "CTS/10" rating handstamp, Lockeport arrival backstamp; slight erosion at top, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $450

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Lot 1172    

Nova Scotia, 1871 (Jan.) Brae, P.E.I. to Georgetown, British Guiana, cover endorsed "Postage paid at Brae" at right, bearing P.E.I. 3d blue, 6d blue green (6, 7a), tied by grid cancels, "Charlottetown P.E.I., JA 20 71" backstamp, red crayon "4" pence stg. credit rating, carried by Cunard Line Alpha from Halifax via Bermuda (2.8) to St. Thomas, then by RMSPC Arno departing Feb. 19th to Demerara, reverse with "Demerara, FE 24 '71" arrival backstamp; small cover tear, Very Fine, ex-Saint, Wilkinson; with 1985 Greene Foundation certificate.
Estimate    $5,000 - 7,500.

THE ONLY RECORDED P.E.I. 6D BLUE GREEN RECORDED USED ON COVER. A REMARKABLE USE TO THE WEST INDIES.

The Greene certificate mentions the 6d is the dark green shade, which is the Scott listed 6d blue green shade variety. This cover was prepaid at the 9d rate to the West Indies with 4d (6d cy.) credit.

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Lot 1173    

Nova Scotia, 1874 (Nov.) St. Pierre et Miquelon to Fort de France, Martinique, cover with indistinct St. Pierre et Miquelon origin cds, bearing Canada Small Queen 6¢ yellow brown (39b) pair and single, and 6¢ yellow brown (39) single, arranged in block form and tied by oval grid cancels, matching "Halifax N.S. NO 30 74" cds on flap, red crayon "18" credit rating, red "New York '8' Dec 24" exchange cds with 8¢ credit to G.B., carried by U.S. Brazil Mail Steamship Co. Ontario from New York Dec. 24th to St. Thomas (12.30 backstamp), then by RMSPC steamer to Martinique; small edge tear, right 6¢ creased from placement over edge, Very Fine appearance, Illustrated in Arfken.
Estimate    $3,000 - 4,000.

A STUNNING SMALL QUEEN USE FROM ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON TO MARTINIQUE.

This cover had missed the Cunard Line Beta leaving Halifax Nov. 30th for Bermuda. The next ship via Bermuda was scheduled to leave Halifax Dec. 28th and arrive at St. Thomas later than if routed via New York. The Canadian rate via New York to Martinique was 21¢ (effective Oct. 1873) with 3¢ retained by Canada and 18¢ credit to the United States. The United States retained 10¢ steamship postage with credit of 8¢ to G.B. for carriage from St. Thomas to Martinique. Cover was 3¢ overpaid.

Realized: $4,000

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Lot 1174    

Nova Scotia, 1871 (Sep. 11) Antigua to Aylesford N.S., mourning cover bearing Antigua 1867 1d pale vermilion (3), strip of five, tied by four strikes of "A02" oval grids, matching "Antigua, SP 11 71" backstamp and red crayon "4" pence packet rating, endorsed "Via Halifax", carried by RMSPC Arno to St. Thomas (partial 9.13 backstamp), then by Cunard Line Delta to Halifax (9.27 backstamp); no backflap, Very Fine, ex-Charlton Henry, Toeg.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

Cover is prepaid 5d for 1d Antigua internal postage plus 4d packet rate (red crayon 4 rating).

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