Sale Number: 958
Sale Date:
2008 Rarities of the World

British North America
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
817° c BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 5c Rose (3; SG 2). Large margins to just touched, tied by blue "Paid" handstamp on cover to North Westminster, some pencil docketing, stamp affected by light vertical file fold

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. APPROXIMATELY TWELVE COVERS BEARING THE 5-CENT ROSE ARE RECORDED.

Ex Wilkinson. With 2005 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 10,000-15,000 0
818° og BRITISH COLUMBIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1866, 10c Blue (4; SG 12). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touched at right, bright color, left stamp light vertical crease and tiny tear at top

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM PAIR OF THE 10-CENT BLUE -- ONLY TWO PAIRS ARE RECORDED, AND THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS ISSUE.

Ex Wellburn and Sir Gawaine Baillie and illustrated in Wellburn book. SG 3,600 as singles. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-7,500 0
819° c NEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 6p Olive Yellow, Bisect (2b; SG 4a). Two of the same halves positioned on cover to appear as a single stamp, tied by blue oval grid, "St. John New Brunswick Au. 11, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Boston Mass., blue "Chatham N.B. AU ?, 1858" backstamp, red "Paid 10" in circle handstamp, vertical file fold and some slight edgewear

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE COVER BEARING TWO BISECTED HALVES OF THE 1851 6-PENCE ISSUE. ONLY TWO SUCH USAGES ARE KNOWN AND THIS IS BY FAR THE FINER OF THE TWO.

With 2007 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 15,000-20,000 0
820° c NEWFOUNDLAND, 1857, 1p Brown Violet (1; SG 1). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to just barely in at top left, tied by grids, red "St. John's Newfoundland, Paid, JY 7, 1857" circular datestamp on printed Prices Current with note, to Boston Mass., strip tied by large "Boston Br. Pkt. 5cts. Jul. 17" debit circular datestamp, stamps affected by horizontal file fold, left stamp small tear at top left

VERY FINE APEARANCE. ONLY TWO COVERS ARE RECORDED BEARING FOUR EXAMPLES OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND 1857 ONE-PENCE STAMPS, AND THIS IS THE EARLIER OF THE TWO.

Prices Current were charged the packet letter rate up until October 1, 1857. After this date, printed letters without any other writing were treated as newspapers and came under the regulations of the Colonial bookpost. The printed circular rate of 1d comes from this regulation.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein and Pratt. With 1986 B.P.A. certificate. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 30,000-40,000 0
821° c NEWFOUNDLAND, 1861, 5p Chocolate Brown (15Ac; SG 16). Large to huge margins with such wide margins on two sides that we wonder whether this could be a corner margin single, tied by neat strike of grid, "St. John's Newfoundland Paid JU 7, 1863" rimless circular datestamp on cover to Harbor Grace, receiving backstamp, missing part of bottom flap, opened up and extensively restored, stamp with two small wrinkles

VERY FINE APEARANCE. THIS IS REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY RECORDED USE OF THE FIVE-PENCE CHOCOLATE BROWN USED INTERNALLY TO PAY THE DOUBLE RATE.

Ex Seybold, Willan and Harris. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-7,500 4,000
822° c NOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown (1; SG 1). Vertical strip of three, three large margins, full to just in at right, deep rich color, tied by grids, "Antigonish N.S. FE 2, 1857" backstamp on cover, Truro transit backstamp

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND STRIP OF THREE OF THE NOVA SCOTIA 1853 ONE-PENNY ISSUE ON COVER.

Ex Burrus, Reford, Kanai and Mayer. With 1964 P.F. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 0
823° c NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Red Brown, 3p Dark Blue (1, 3; SG 1, 2). Horizontal pair of 1p Red Brown, large margins almost all around (clear at bottom center), 3p three ample to large margins, touched at one side, tied by oval grid cancels, "Halifax-Nova-Scotia No 2 185(?)" backstamp on small neat cover to New York City, bold "5 Boston Br. Pkt. Nov. 5" circular due handstamp

FRESH AND VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 5-PENCE PACKET RATE PREPAID USING THE ONE-PENCE STAMPS.

Ex K.L. Collection and Mayer. With 1995 B.P.A. certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 5,000-7,500 4,500
824° c NOVA SCOTIA, 1857, 3p Bright Blue, Bisect (2a; SG 3a). Two diagonal halves of the same stamp arranged on the cover to appear as a single stamp, tied by bold strike of grid cancel, "Halifax Nova Scotia, AU 23, 1860" backstamp on cover to Sydney, endorsed "Per Steamer Merlin" and also marked "care of J.S. Brown Esq., Harbour Master", receiving backstamp, missing part of top flap

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED COVERS BEARING TWO HALVES OF THE 3-PENCE BISECT.

Ex Carr and Mayer. With 1957 Friedl certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,500-3,000 2,200
825°   NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG 5). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to clear, cancelled by two neat strikes of grid cancel

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE SOUND MULTIPLE OF THE NOVA SCOTIA 1851 6-PENCE YELLOW GREEN.

Ex Mayer. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 0
826°   NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Cold Violet (7; SG 7). Pair, large margins to clear, beautiful color, cancelled by two neat strikes of grid cancel and also by red circular datestamp, one with insignificant corner crease

VERY FINE. A SCARCE PAIR OF THE NOVA SCOTIA ONE-SHILLING COLD VIOLET.

Ex Mayer. SG 10,000 as two singles. Scott Retail as two singles (Image Magnifier)

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12,000 0
827° c NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 5c Blue, Bisect (10b; SG 13 var). Bottom left diagonal half with "Five Cents" of stamp completely intact, tied across the cut by grid, "Sherbrook's Mary's N.S. AU 7, 1864" circular datestamp on cover to Sherbrooke, stamp with two tiny perf flaws, cover with some slight overall wear

VERY FINE APPEARACE. A RARE USE OF THE BISECT OF THE PERFORATED 5-CENT NOVA SCOTIA ISSUE OVERPAYING THE 2-CENT LOCAL RATE.

Ex Kanai, Koh and Mayer. With 1985 Royal certificate (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 0
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