Lot 2282Bermuda, 1865, Queen Victoria, 1d rose red, perf 14, two singles, in combination with 1880, Queen Victoria, ½d stone (19) on cover to Greenfield, Mass., tied by the rare first type "Bermuda, R.O., De 9, 80" cds and "6" bar duplex postmark of Paget West, reverse with "New York, Dec 13" cds and circular "Paid All, FD" transit duplex, Very Fine.
SG No. 1 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE USAGE OF THE PAGET WEST "6" FIRST TYPE DUPLEX POSTMARK ON COVER TO THE UNITED STATES.
The first duplex with number "6" was issued to receiving officer Thomas Burgess at Paget West at the time this cover was posted. There was no example of this cancellation on cover in the Ludington collection. This cover left for New York on December 9th by the S.S. "Flamborough".
Lot 2283Bermuda, 1865, Queen Victoria, 1d rose red, perf 14, tied by "Bermuda, R.O., Jy 23, 82" cds and "12" barred duplex of Bailey's Bay on cover to St. George's, reverse with blue receiving postmark, Very Fine, the duplex postmark number "12" was transferred to Bailey's Bay on July 1st, 1882 when the reorganization of the east end took place. Scott No. 1.
SG No. 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2284Bermuda, 1865, Queen Victoria, 1d pale rose, perf 14, tied by "St. George's, Bermuda, No 1, 80" cds and "2" barred oval duplex on locally addressed cover to the newly elected mayor; stamp with a couple small corner creases, Very Fine, in this first duplex series, two instruments were supplied to St. Georges, this duplex is the scarcer, recorded for only ten months at the end of 1880. Scott No. 1a.
SG No. 2 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2285Bermuda, 1866, Queen Victoria, 2d dull blue, perf 14, tied by "Bermuda, R.O., Jy 23, 79" cds and "12" barred duplex of Ferry Road on cover to Boston, Mass., reverse with Hamilton and New York transit duplexes and front with red receiving postmark; cover with some light cover toning, F.-V.F. Scott No. 2.
SG No. 3 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2286Bermuda, 1866, Queen Victoria, 2d dull blue, perf 14, left wing margin single tied by "2" in oval barred cancel on cover to the Lt. Governor W.G. Hamley in St. George's, from the clerk of H.M. Council with sender's notation at lower left, matching "Bermuda, Paid, 7 Jy 66" cds, Very Fine. Scott No. 2.
SG No. 3 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
The 2¢ stamp, which was issued on March 14th, 1866, was required for a letter weighting over one ounce. It was later that year when a minor act was passed exempting public service letters from postage.
Lot 2287Bermuda, 1873, Queen Victoria, 6d dull mauve, perf 14, tied by "Hamilton, Bermuda, Oc 9, 84" cds and barred "1" duplex on cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia paying the late fee of double the 3d rate; minor cover opening tears at top, Very Fine. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 7 Estimate $500 - 750.
The rate to Canada was 3d per ½ oz., but this letter was posted after normal closing time for the mail by S.S. "Orinoco" leaving that afternoon. However by paying the late fee of double postage it caught the ship. The collection letter "B" in the date half of the Hamilton duplex provides confirmation.
Lot 2288 oBermuda, 1874, Queen Victoria, 3d on 1s green, horizontal pair with wing margin at right, light barred oval cancels, strong bold color, Very Fine; with 1985 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 10.
SG No. 14 £1,300 for singles ($1,690).
A VERY RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 1874 3D ON 1S QUEEN VICTORIA PROVISIONAL SURCHARGE.
Lot 2289Bermuda, 1889, Queen Victoria, 1d aniline carmine, tied by bold "Bermuda, R.O., My 20, 91" cds and barred "15" duplex of Flatts on cover to Hamilton, receiving backstamp; tiny cover tear at top, Very Fine, an exceptionally fine strike of the Flatts' second type duplex postmark. Scott No. 19.
SG No. 24a Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2290Bermuda, 1886, Queen Victoria, 2d blue, horizontal pair, in combination with 1880, Queen Victoria, ½d stone, two singles one with bottom margin plate no. "1" (19) on registered cover to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 2d pair tied by misspelled "Inland Island, Ap 19, 87" cds and "3" barred duplex (Ireland Island) and ½d singles canceled by "6" barred oval handstamps, reverse with "Yarmouth, N.S., Ap 27, 87" receiving cds, blue crayon registered marks affecting a few stamps; cover with trivial stain and tiny tear at top, Very Fine. Scott No. 20.
SG No. 25 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE REGISTERED MAIL USAGE TO NOVA SCOTIA WITH AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF CANCELLATIONS.
Postage of 5d comprises the 3d rate to Nova Scotia and the 2d registration fee. No registered handstamp had yet been issued. The misspelled Inland-Island duplex (Ireland Island) is accompanied by the K1 "6" handstamp, previously of Southampton West, used as a supplementary postmark for a short period.
Lot 2291Bermuda, 1880, Queen Victoria, 4d orange red, tied by "Bermuda, R.O., Ja 3, 91" cds and barred "6" duplex of Paget West on cover to London, England, reverse with partial London entry cds, Very Fine and choice, a very rare duplex with no examples being present in the Ludington collection. Scott No. 17.
SG No. 20 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.