Lot 126 PNew Brunswick, 1851, 3d-1sh Crown & Heraldic, plate proofs, on thin card, 3p in red, 6p & 1sh in gray black, 3d & 1sh with sheet margin, full margins, 1sh just touching on one side, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 127New Brunswick, 1851, 3d dark red, clear to large margins, canceled by manuscript "Obliterated R.E.S." on cover to the way office at Hopewell "the Cape", red "Hillsborough, N.B., Janry 16/52" cds with manuscript dating matching cancellation; some light cover tone spots, still Very Fine, an unusual initial cancellation from R.E. Steeves, who was the Way Keeper at Hillsborough.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 128New Brunswick, 1851, 6d & 1sh black, original plate proofs on card, blocks of 4, 1sh with sheet margin, full margins, Very Fine and scarce. Scott No. 2P-3P.
Unitrade No. 2P-3P C$2,800 for singles ($2,130).
Lot 129 oNew Brunswick, 1851, 1s bright red violet, manuscript cancel, ample to large margins, rich vibrant color, Very Fine, very scarce in sound condition.
Scott No. 3 $6,500.
Lot 130New Brunswick, 1860, 10¢ vermilion, bisected, lower left portion of stamp tied by "Petitcodiac, Au 11, 1860" cds on cover to Moncton, Very Fine, a rare bisect usage tied solely by a town cancel, few exist as such; with 1966 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 17a.
Scott No. 9a $750.
Lot 131 /New Brunswick, 1860, 12½¢ blue, part sheet of 32, o.g., twelve stamps never hinged, rich color, some perf separations at top, F.-V.F., this being the largest known multiple, ex-Argenti.
Scott No. 10 $4,200 for singles.
Lot 132Nova Scotia, 1849 (Mar. 30) St. John, N.B. to Annapolis, N.S., grayish cover with red "Annapolis N.S. / Ship Letter" two-line handstamp, matching red "Annapolis N.S., MY 26 1849" backstamp, manuscript "4½" pence cy. rating including 1½d cy. ship letter fee (valid from December 5th 1842), docketed "May 24th 1849" at left, Very Fine and choice strike.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED STRIKES OF THE ANNAPOLIS SHIP LETTER HANDSTAMP. THIS IS FROM A NEW FIND AND OFFERED TO AUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Of the five recorded strikes of the Annapolis Ship Letter handstamp, there is one strike in black dated January 4th 1857.
Lot 133Canada, Steamboat Mail, 1842-1852, group of 6 covers with Quebec, Montreal and Kingston "Steam-Boat Letter" datestamps, one with red Quebec "Steamboat Letter" oval on 1842 letter to Montreal, etc., Very Fine group.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 134 ()Canada, 1859, Beaver, 3d red, without gum, nicely centered for this tight margin issue, strong bright color, small flaws including a small tear, otherwise Very Fine, a rare unused example of the 1859 3d Beaver issue; with 2019 P.F. and 2019 V.G. Greene certificate.
Scott No. 12 $17,500.
Lot 135Canada, 1872, Small Queen, 6¢ yellow brown, used with two 2¢ green (36) singles, all tied by "Hamilton C.W., JA 23 '73" duplex on cover to Germany, reverse with gray blue "Saved from a Fire on the Grand Trunk Railway near Grafton, Ontario, Canada on the 24th January, 1873." label, red London Paid transit and "PD" oval handstamp, Frankfurt (2.20) arrival backstamp; cover and stamps faulty from fire damage, Fine and rare interrupted mail use.
Scott No. 39 Estimate $750 - 1,000.