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Nova Scotia continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4015 image1874 (Feb 23): Cover from Amherst to Dorchester, New Brunswick, mailed during stamp shortage and struck with late usage of "♚ / PAID / AT / AMHERT N.S." in black, slightly smudged, with corresponding 'Amherst / N.S.' cds at left (Feb 23) also in black. Scarce.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 246; Collection 'Beaver Creek', Phillips, London, 17 Nov 1988, lot 237. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4016 image1864: Soldier's Letter from a Private G. Johnston of the 2nd Queen's Royal Regiment, counter-signed by Captain commanding at lower left mailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Luton, England with single Great Britain 1864 1 d. red, pl. 79 tied by barred 'H' obliterator in black. Backstamped on despatch at Halifax (Dec 19) with Luton (3 Jan 1865) arrival cds in black. Rare and most unusual. Cert. RPSL (1955).rnProvenance: Collection Nicholas Argenti. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Canada
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4017 image1844 (Dec 12): Entire letter from Quebec to Ellsworth, Maine, USA endorsed 'via Boston', struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / QUEBEC L.C." in red with double arc "Quebec / L.C." cds adjacent and prepaid 1/1d. The "Paid" deleted upon arrival and the cover charged '8c.' due in purple ink Gi = £ 160. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4018 image1862 (Oct 11): A printed Monthly Return from the 'New Division' Estate folded and mailed prepaid at 3 d. Printed Matter rate (in manuscript red crayon) from St. John's to Whitehaven, struck with "♚ / PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" handstamp in red with single ring "Antigua" cds (Oct 11) in black and 'London / Paid' cds in red (Oct 30). Scarce and most unusual Gi = £ 650. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4019 image1859 (April 3): Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue, pl. 7, a horizontal strip of three lettered RD-RF, a few perf. faults, used on 1859 single weight mourning cover to London all tied by "A02" obliterator handstamps of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (April 12) in black, London cds of receipt (May 2) in red on front. One back flap missing but an extremely rare stamp used on letter from Antigua Gi = £ 3'000 off cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4020 image1858 (Aug 12): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac (2) used on 1858 double weight entire letter to Whitehaven, each tied by bold strikes of "A02" obliterator of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (Aug 12) in black, London cds in red (Sept 1) and Whitehaven cds (Sept 2) in black. A fine and very rare entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4021 image1858 (Nov 27): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, faulty horizontal pair and 4 d. rose in a horizontal strip of three, also with perfs. trimmed, used on 1858 quadruple weight entire letter to Whitehaven, all tied by bold individual strikes of "A02" obliterator of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (Nov 27) in black, London cds in red (Dec 16) and Whitehaven cds (Dec 16). Despite the imperfections a charming and extremely rare franking. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Bahamas
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4022 image1852 (May 11): Cover from Nassau, Bahamas to San Francisco, USA prepaid '4' (pence) in red manuscript to St. Thomas, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BAHAMAS" handstamp in red. Reverse with BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (May 11, code B) and 'St. Thomas' double arc cds (June 9) in black. Handstruck '20' (cents) due marking also on obverse of a fine and rare cover Gi = £ 2'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4023 image1860 (March 17): Great Britain 1 d. red, perf. 14, used on Newspaper rate cover from Nassau to Washington D.C., signed at top by ex-President "Franklin Pierce" for free franking privilege within the USA, neatly tied by "AO5" obliterator in black with double arc BAHAMAS cds (March 17, code C) displaying well on reverse. Crayon '2' (cents) presumably not collected in deference to the President (1853-1857). Manuscript note at top: "You asked me for Gen. Pierce's autograph - here it is - I may, if you desire it be able to give you a letter". A very rare rate and stamp used on an historic cover. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Collection 'Staircase', Spink, London, 8 April 1999, lot 60.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4024 image1858 (Dec 14): Cover at single rate from Nassau to London franked by Great Britain 1857 1 d. rose-red, perf. 14 (2) and 1857 4 d. rose tied by two superb strikes of "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Dec 14, code C) and obverse with 'London / Paid' cds in red (19 Jan 1859). Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 6/5. A wonderful cover in the foremost quality and extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi = £ 5'400+ off cover.rnProvenance: Spink, London, Nov 1999. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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4025 image1859 (Nov 26): Cover at single rate from Nassau to Hoboken, NJ, USA franked by Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue, pl. 7 in a horizontal pair, applied slightly off the edge of the cover, cancelled by "AO5" obliterator in black and also tied by "SHIP LETTER NEW YORK" circular datestamp (Dec 2) in black. Reverse with flap opened for display and showing fine BAHAMAS double arc cds (Nov 26, code B). A superb and extremely rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 845.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4026 image1859 (Feb 21): Cover at single rate from Nassau to London endorsed 'prepaid' franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, in a bright shade, tied by "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Feb 21, code B) and London cds (March 14) in red. Slight faults due to opening at top and well away from the adhesive, a very scarce and attractive cover.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4027 image1859 (March 19): Cover at double rate from Nassau to London franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair, first stamp with small corner fault, each tied by bold "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (March 19, code C) and thence via New York and Liverpool with 'Paid / Liverpool / Packet' cds in red (April 10) on obverse. London arrival on reverse of a scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4028 image1876: Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 162, a used example on Sailor's Concessionary rate cover from the Bahamas to Gosport endorsed "From W. Edmiston C.B. (Chief Bosun's) Mate / HMS Pert, Nassau", countersigned by Commanding Officer at left, tied in transit by bold "D67" obliterator of Queenstown, Ireland in black. Handstruck "1d." Captain's gratuity on obverse with 'Gosport' arrival cds (Jan 13, 1877) on reverse. Some small imperfections but a rare and unusual usage.rnrnNote: Carried by the 'Leo' from Nassau to Halifax, thence by the Allan Line Steamer 'Sarmatian' to Queenstwon where the adhesive was cancelled. The rare "D67" obliterator was used at Queenstown at the Terminus of the Dublin to Cork Travelling Post Office. Once cancelled the letter was returned to the 'Sarmatian' for the onward journey to Liverpool where it arrived on January 11, 1877.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Barbados
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4029 image1852 (Nov 11): Entire letter from Barbados to Baltimore, USA endorsed 'p. Mail' and 'Paid', struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BARBADOES" in red and rated 1s. in manuscript. Circular 'Steamship / 10' of entry in black on obverse; reverse with BARBADOES double arc datestamp (Nov 11) and "St. Thomas" transit cds (Nov 14) in black. Superb Gi = £ 475. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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British Guyana
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4030 image1859 (Sept 9): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a horizontal pair used on 1859 cover from Georgetown / Demerara to Caltura, Galle, Ceylon tied by "AO3" obliterators in black with reverse showing DEMERARA single ring cds (Sept 9) in black. Circular 'London / Paid' transit cds in red and 'COLOMBO / POST-PAID' (Nov 7) and 'CALTURA / POST-PAID' arrival with date inserted in manuscript (Nov 8). A charming cover to a scarce destination, possibly unique since this is the only cover to Ceylon known to us. Cert. BPA (1993). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4031 image1858 (July 25): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14, two horizontal strips of three, lettered MJ-ML and NJ-NL, used on 1858 mourning envelope from Berbice to Andover, Hants endorsed 'Per R.M. Steamer to England', tied by six strikes of rare "AO4" obliterator in black. Carried by the 'Prince' from Demerara to Barbados, 'Clyde' to St. Thomas and the 'La Plata' to Southampton. Reverse with Berbice cds (July 24), London datestamp in red (Aug 15) and Andover arrival cds. Imperfections to the strip with rounded corner on NL and NJ repaired; nevertheless rare and an early usage of the 'AO4' - only despatched from the GPO in London on 14 April 1858. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL 31 July 1940, lot 58; Collection McGowan, RL, London, 27 July 1950, lot 466. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
British Honduras
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4032 image1849 (July 11): Cover from Belize to Cleveland, Yorkshire endorsed 'Paid' with '2/-' rate in red manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BELIZE" in red alongside London Tombstone Paid datestamp (Aug 22) in red. Reverse with double arc BELIZE cds in black (July 11) with Thirsk cds of receipt (Aug 22) in blue. Opens well for Exhibit display, a beautiful and very rare cover Gi = £ 4'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4033 image1865 (Jan 2): Entire letter from Guatemala to Cadiz via Belize and London, struck with 'GUATEMALA / 1865' cds in blue (Jan 2), with manuscript '2' (reales) for the fee from Yzabel to Belize; mailed via Forwarding Agent "Antonio Mathê / Belize / Honduras" with black oval cachet and sent on prepaid with superb "BELIZE / PAID" datestamp (Jan 14, code A) in red and rated '1/4d.' in red crayon. Carried on the 'HMS Rosario' to Jamaica and thence by 'RMS Seine' to Southampton. 'London / Paid' transit cds (Feb 13) in red and 'Cadiz / Franco' oval arrival (Feb 18) in black. A fine entire with all markings on the obverse of the cover.rnProvenance: Collection Phil Kenton, Harmers, Zurich, 17 Nov 2005, lot 1111. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4034 image1859 (April 18): Cover from Belize to Prestonpans, Scotland endorsed 'Consignee's Letter' at top, franked by 1858/60 6 d. lilac, tied by bold strike of "A06" obliterator in black. 'London / Paid' transit cds (June 16) below. Reverse with"BELIZE" double arc cds of despatch (April 18) in black and Prestonpans arrival in blue. Horizontal file fold across the adhesive but not greatly affecting the appearance of a very scarce cover. Cert. RPSL (1994).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. D.N. Seaton, Cavendish, Derby, 10 Sept 2014, lot 73. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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