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New Brunswick continued...

Great Britain to New Brunswick
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2130 c ImageInbound folded letter to John Saunders with perfect Halifax datestamp applied in transit

(Chelsea, England to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Apr. 4, 1792). Lengthy folded letter datelined Apr. 4, 1792 and written by James Chalmers to John Saunders in Fredericton, New Brunswick, rated N11” and with perfect strike of Halifax, N. Scotia May 31, 92” split-circle datestamp (Jephcott 10, MacDonald 4b), some minor splitting along folds, still Very Fine, this Halifax datestamp was in use from 1787-96, both individuals were loyalists during the Revolutionary War, the addressee, John Saunders (1754-1834), went on to marry the daughter of James Chalmers and become the Chief Justice of New Brunswick (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

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2131 c ImageSaunders letter with rare Halifax boxed straightline

(Chelsea, England to Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 3, 1792). Red Paid MA 3 92” double-circle datestamp on folded letter from James Chalmers to John Saunders in Fredericton, New Brunswick, rated 1/” for packet and 11” for inland rate, well-struck HALIFAX, N.S.” framed handstamp and separate JUN 11/92” datestamp (Jephcott 2, MacDonald 3), Very Fine, this Halifax datestamp was in use from 1786-94 and is seldom encountered in this choice quality, both individuals were loyalists during the Revolutionary War, the addressee, John Saunders (1754-1834), went on to marry the daughter of James Chalmers and become the Chief Justice of New Brunswick (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

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2132 c ImageSaunders letter with Halifax transit datestamp

(Chelsea, England to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Apr. 5, 1793). Red Paid AP 5 93” double-circle datestamp on folded letter from James Chalmers to John Saunders in Fredericton, New Brunswick, rated 1/” for packet and 11” for inland rate, well-struck Halifax, N. Scotia MAY 7 93” split-circle datestamp (Jephcott 10, MacDonald 4b), cover with toned and eroded area at bottom right corner, otherwise Fine, this Halifax datestamp was in use from 1787-96, both individuals were loyalists during the Revolutionary War, the addressee, John Saunders (1754-1834), went on to marry the daughter of James Chalmers and become the Chief Justice of New Brunswick (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

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2133 c ImageAutograph letter signed by the infamous Benedict Arnold

(London, England to St. John, New Brunswick, Feb. 3, 1793). Autograph three-page letter signed B. Arnold” in two places, datelined London Feb. 3, 1793 (copy of earlier correspondence) and London Apr. 28, 1793, addressed to Jonathan Bliss in St. John, New Brunswick, red London double-circle datestamp, Halifax, N. Scotia JUN 2 93” split-circle datestamp (Jephcott 10, MacDonald 4b), struck in transit on bottom flap, rated 1/” for packet and 9” for inland rate, Jun. 8 receipt docketing on flap, the third page has small hole from opening aound wax seal

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BENEDICT ARNOLD AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH THE COVER BEARING HALIFAX SPLIT-CIRCLE DATESTAMP.

Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a trusted General in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War before defecting to the British in 1780. After the war he settled in New Brunswick, but ultimately left for London due to a number of bad business dealings and lawsuits. The addressee, Jonathan Bliss (1742-1822), was a lawyer and judge who bought a home owned by Arnold.

One leaf of the autograph letter with one signature can be separated from the outer address sheet. Therefore, this should be valued as individual items for the postal history and historical autograph markets. (Website PDF of ALS) (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

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2134 c ImageFolded cover from the infamous Benedict Arnold with a rare HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” marking

(London, England to St. John, New Brunswick, Jan. 18, 1795). Manuscript B.S. Arnold, 18 Jan 95” docketing on inside flap of folded cover from London to Ward Chipman in St. John, New Brunswick, address appears to be in Arnold’s hand (see lots 2133 and 2139), well-struck HALIFAX/SHIP LRE/MAY 16/95” four-line datestamp (Jephcott 136, MacDonald 235) and rated 10”, vertical file fold and minor soiling, Fine and rare ship letter marking, this and the cover in lot 2135 have different origin dates and addressees’ names, but both were carried on the same ship, arriving at Halifax on May 16, 1795--Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a trusted General in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War before defecting to the British in 1780, after the war he settled in New Brunswick, but ultimately left for London due to a number of bad business dealings and lawsuits, the addressee, Ward Chipman (1754-1824), was Arnold’s lawyer in St. John and a proponent to the partitioning of Nova Scotia to form New Brunswick (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

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2135 c ImageFolded cover from the infamous Benedict Arnold with a rare HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” marking

(London, England to St. John, New Brunswick, Jan. 3, 1795). Manuscript Genl Arnold Letter, Jan. 3rd, 1795” on inside flap of folded cover from London to Jonathan Bliss in St. John, New Brunswick, manuscript directive Via New York Brig Neptune,” well-struck HALIFAX/SHIP LRE/MAY 16/95” four-line datestamp (Jephcott 136, MacDonald 235) and rated 10”, minor toned spot by handstamp, Very Fine, this and the cover in lot 2134 have different origin dates and addressees’ names, but both were carried on the same ship, arriving at Halifax on May 16, 1795--Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a trusted General in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War before defecting to the British in 1780, after the war he settled in New Brunswick but ultimately left for London due to a number of bad business dealings and lawsuits, the addressee, Jonathan Bliss (1742-1822), was a lawyer and judge who bought a home owned by Arnold (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

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2136 c ImageExceptionally rare large boxed Halifax datestamp on cover to St. John

(London, England to St. John, New Brunswick, Oct. 7, 1795). Red Paid OC 7 1795” double-circle datestamp of London with Charles/Street” boxed handstamp on bottom flap of folded cover to Ward Chipman, Elias Hardy, Bradford Gilbert and John Coffin in New Brunswick, bold strike of Halifax N.S/Decr 9, 95” boxed datestamp (Jephcott 4, MacDonald 5) applied in transit, rated 1/-” for London to Halifax and 9” to St. John, Very Fine, a very rare Halifax marking which is rated RF 10” in Jephcott (highest), the addressees were all high-level politicians, judges and/or lawyers, ex Glassco, Mayer and Smith (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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2137 c ImageBold Halifax two-line datestamp applied in transit on cover to Fredericton

(Beverley, England to Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 6, 1799). Clear Beverly” circular handstamp and red London MA 7, 1799” double-circle datestamp on folded letter to Fredericton, New Brunswick, manuscript Pd 1/8” for postage to Halifax and 9d” crossed out and rerated 11d”, bold HALIFAX/JUN. 11, 99” two-line datestamp (with part of outer circle, Jephcott 8, MacDonald 9) applied in transit, small piece of bottom flap missing, still Very Fine (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

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2138 c ImageSaunders correspondence folded letter with both Halifax and St. John transit datestamps

(Chelsea, England to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Jun. 2, 1799). Red Paid JU 6, 1799” double-circle datestamp on folded letter from James Chalmers to John Saunders in Fredericton, New Brunswick, rated 1/8” for packet charge and 9d/N11” for inland rate from Halifax to St. John plus 2p to Fredericton, well-struck HALIFAX/JUL. 26, 99” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 8, MacDonald 9) and St. John, N*B/August 5 99” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 13b), both applied in transit, Very Fine, both individuals were loyalists during the Revolutionary War, addressee John Saunders (1754-1834) went on to marry the daughter of James Chalmers and become the Chief Justice of New Brunswick (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

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2139 c ImageAutograph letter signed by the infamous Benedict Arnold with scarce magenta HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” handstamp

(London, England to St. John, New Brunswick, May 17, 1799). Autograph two-page letter signed B. Arnold”, datelined London May 17, 1799, addressed to Jonathan Bliss in St. John, New Brunswick, receipt docketing Genl. Arnold” on flap, scarce magenta HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” two-line handstamp (Jephcott 136, MacDonald 235) and HALIFAX/AUG 18 99” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 8, MacDonald 9) struck in transit on bottom flap, letter has minor split along interior fold but otherwise is in excellent condition

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE BENEDICT ARNOLD AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH THE COVER BEARING THE SCARCE HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” MARKING IN MAGENTA.

Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) was a trusted General in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War before defecting to the British in 1780. After the war he settled in New Brunswick, but ultimately left for London due to a number of bad business dealings and lawsuits. The addressee, Jonathan Bliss (1742-1822), was a lawyer and judge who bought a home owned by Arnold. Most of Arnold’s letter discusses business, but he mentions the War on the Continent” and hope for defeating France.

The autograph letter with signature can be separated from the outer address sheet. Therefore, this should be valued as individual items for the postal history and historical autograph markets.

(Website PDF of ALS) (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

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2140 c ImageRare trio of Halifax, St. John and Fredericton two-line datestamps on cover from England

(Bedford, England to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Aug. 3, 1799). Bold curved BEDFORD” in arc handstamp, red London circular datestamp on folded letter datelined Aug. 3, 1799 to Fredericton, New Brunswick, manuscript PPaid 1/8” for packet letter charge to Halifax, additionally rated 9d/N11 (+) 7 (=) 1N6” for delivery from Halifax to Fredericton, clear HALIFAX/SEP 24 99” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 8, MacDonald 9), St. John, N*B*/Oct.r 8 99” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 13b) and FREDERICTON NB:/OCTOBER, 10 1799” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 21) on backflaps, Fredericton datestamp affected by opening of wax seal, still Fine and exceptionally rare to find all three datestamps on a single cover--carried on the same transatlantic trip as the cover in lot 2141, and the Halifax and Fredericton markings are identical, St. John applied its datestamp on this cover, but not the one in lot 2141 (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

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