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Canadian Provinces - Newfoundland: Regular Issue Collection Lots

Lots 271-274

Lot 271 /o/   

Newfoundland, Special Exhibit Collection "Shenanigans at the Newfoundland General Post Office 1889-1900", balance of collection that shows the management miscues and unethical behavior of the post office, includes #75 strip of three on cover; #41, 44, 49, 52, 56 reissues on philatelic cover; #62 on GPO post card announcing the Cabot Issue; #61 on local cover (only 5 recorded); #61, 62 on cover to Montreal; #48 diagonal bisect local cover; #75 FDC use, #76 FDC use, #45a top imprint block of eight; #79 (2), 63 on cover to NYC; etc.; many interesting items that tell this interesting story, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $950

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Lot 272 /o/   

Newfoundland, 1897 Postal Shortage Collection, balance of collection including two "Paid All" provisional uses, mint #75 and #76 singles (pos. 41 Type IIA Nfld 67a cat $420), used and mint #75 dramatic misplaced overprints (Nfld 66e), #75 used on local cover and on a wrapper to New York City; #75 used block from top left corner, #75 17mm surcharge local cover, #75 17mm surcharge with 4¢ Cabot to New York City; #76 on local cover (pos 41 type IIA, Nfld 67a $770), used #76 type II and IIA singles (pos. 41 Type IIA Nfld 67a cat $260), and some forgeries, F.-V.F. and interesting collection.
Scott Nos. 75, 76    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $900

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Lot 273 S   

Newfoundland, 1897, ½¢-5¢ Royal Family issue complete, "Specimen" overprints, complete set of 47 different including the 2¢ rose carmine (86) that was issued to protect against illicit use of #82 examples lost at sea but washed ashore, each with punch hole, accompanied by the listing that includes 12 different SPECIMEN styles, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. set.
Scott Nos. 78-85, 86    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

In 1990, the American Bank Note Co. archives were opened and sold by Christies at auction. Many of the items sold were seen by those outside of the A.B.N.C. for the first time. Edward Wener, of Indigo, purchased the complete inventory of the 1897 Royal Family Issue, with many of these items range in quantities of 100-400 produced. Careful study is required to see differences in the 12 different SPECIMEN types.

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Lot 274 /o/   

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ Carmine Rose, Specialized Collection, collection of mint stamps (two singles and block of nine), mint card announcement, 15 covers, and ending with a 1¢ green #80 mint block of four, covers include three drop letters, three singles to Canada, 1¢ on 1¢ postal card to St. John N.B., 1¢ (6) and two 2¢ registered to Canada, 1¢ (5) to Brooklyn N.Y. USA, 1¢ printed matter use to USA, 1¢ (11) and 2¢ (2) on registered cover to August Dietz in Richmond Va. USA; 1¢ on 1¢ postal card to England, 1¢ pair with 5¢ to Scotland, 1¢ with 2¢ pair to Switzerland, 1¢ (10) on stamp dealer cover to E.T. Parker, Bethlehem Pa., etc., F.-V.F. and outstanding collection.
Scott Nos. 79    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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